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    Default short throw clutch on XLH1200S - can I swap out the ramps?

    Hey guys,
    I recently converted my 03 XLH1200S to foot clutch...the clutch throw on this bike is really short, I'm guessing maybe HD did this for the Sport model...so it's pretty damn tricky to operate the foot clutch. I'm wondering if anyone knows if this is actually the case - do the Sport models have a shorter clutch throw? If so, could I just swap out the ball/ramp mechanism in the clutch for one from, say, an 883, to make things easier?

    thanks

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    No...... How long of an arm did you use on your foot clutch???? Can you post a pic of it????

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    The 1200S has the same ball and ramp as any other Sportster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buellbomb View Post
    The 1200S has the same ball and ramp as any other Sportster.
    LOL So the answer is NO???? LOL But good answer....

    My guess is he really doesn't care since he hasn't answered my question.....

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    Thanks, that's helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    LOL So the answer is NO???? LOL But good answer....

    My guess is he really doesn't care since he hasn't answered my question.....
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    Thanks. Yes, I care. I'm not on here every day. Here's a pic. It felt like a shorter throw clutch when it was stock compared to my night train, and it feels like the clutch spring is stiffer too.

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    Well now......


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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyoz View Post
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    Thanks. Yes, I care. I'm not on here every day. Here's a pic. It felt like a shorter throw clutch when it was stock compared to my night train, and it feels like the clutch spring is stiffer too.

    That's a damn nice setup.... The problem is you need to make an arm to make the throw longer.....


    OR leave it like it is and get out and ride it......If you haven't ridden a jockey bike before it takes time to get use to it.... It looks like a good set up to me..... I'd ride it like that...........
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    A bell crank may be what you will need to fabricate ...


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    If you shorten the arm that attaches to the cable the pedal travel will get longer. Won't take much 1/2" makes a major difference.
    Dusty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    That's a damn nice setup.... The problem is you need to make an arm to make the throw longer.....


    OR leave it like it is and get out and ride it......If you haven't ridden a jockey bike before it takes time to get use to it.... It looks like a good set up to me..... I'd ride it like that...........
    Thanks! yeah I've just been riding it. Might mess with the lever a bit but it's pretty short already and I'm not particularly hell bent on ripping it all apart. Maybe during the winter if I"m bored.

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    Thanks yeah I thought of that but the lever is pretty short already. Might just roll with it for now and see how she goes

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