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    Default Clutch lever wont move 72 Iornhead

    I am going crazy! Replaced clutch friction plates only, steel plates looked ok, no warping. Ran adjuster in 2 turns on screw then adjusted clutch cable. Backed of screw until no tension plus1/2 turn. Now my clutch LEVER wont move AT ALL. I have taken cover off several times and looked at it. What am i doing wrong ???

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    A lot..... Pics sure would be nice...............

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    Sounds like the ball & ramp deal needs replacement ...

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    One of the three balls may be out of position. With the cover off, and the adjusting screw locknut removed, you can remove the retaining ring and disassemble the release mechanism. Be sure it's not broken, as Drags suggested above, and use a little grease to hold the balls in position when you reassemble. Check the operation of the release mechanism before you put the cover back on.

    Jim

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    ^^^^ Yep That's why I wanted to see a pic and not someones description.........^^^^^^^

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    https://www.billetproofdesign.com/hy...d-made-in-usa/



    This unit replaces the ramp and ball release mechanism on 1971-1984 Harley Davidson Ironheads.
    No more fade, pour engagement and clutch chatter…Simply thread the Hydro Clutch into the clutch adjustment hole and plumb to a master cylinder with an 11/16" bore. The Hydro Clutch comes with a Lifetime Full Replacement Warranty. Kits with Banjo Bolts, Fittings, High Pressure Lines and Clutch Master Cylinders also available. Designed and fabricated in the USA by Machinist Mike.
    Features:
    Hydro Clutch Unit:
    Billet Aluminum Body - CNC Machined 6061 Aluminum Body.
    Plunger - 303 Stainless Steel.
    Easy installation
    Completely Maintenance FREE!
After the initial installation, the Hydro Clutch is Self-Adjusting.18018-4838
    Complete Kits with Banjo Bolts, Fittings, High Pressure Lines and Clutch Master Cylinder also available.
    The Hydro Clutch is also available Anodized Black.
    Available Install Kit: (Add $60)
    Comes with the following parts:
    CHROME 3/8-24 Banjo Bolt with 2 Copper Crush Washers.
    CHROME 3/8" Banjo Fitting with Reusable End (Ferrule Included).
    8' Length of 3/16" OD High Pressure Semi-Rigid Nylon Tubing.

    Available Clutch Master Cylinder: (Add $180)
    Beautiful Polished Chrome finish.
    OEM Style found on 1996-2006 Big Twins.
    11/16" Bore.
    Comes with a CHROME Straight or 90 Degree Banjo Fitting and Banjo Bolt.
    Purchase with our Install Kit and you'll have everything you need to plumb a Hydro Clutch to your Ironhead.

    Dimensions:
    Overall:
    Height - 1.75"
    Width - 1.75
    Body:
    Height - 1.55"
    Width - 1.75

    Accommodates:
    1971 - 1984 Harley Davidson Ironheads
    Last edited by Dragstews; 06-01-2020 at 9:24 PM.

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    Ironhead Clutch (Remove and Install)

    "If you're experiencing clutch slippage with your 1971-up Ironhead Sportster, and you've already tried lubing and adjusting the cable, it's time to remove the primary cover and see what's going on..."

    "Before installing the primary cover, inspect the inside of it. Make sure that none of the three ball bearings in the clutch cable release mechanism are missing or distorted. A ball out of round will cause binding, and the clutch will fail to function properly:"
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