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    Default Shovelhead Clutch problem!!

    Running a 1.5” BDL. Put the rear pulley on, put the clutch plates in, put the releasing disc on, springs, then pressure plate and tighten it down to what the manual says. When I go to pull the clutch in....brick wall. Nothing moves. Springs don’t compress, releasing disc doesn’t move or anything. Any one ever had this problem??!

    Thanks in advance!

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    Throw out bearing is not working right in the kick cover....
    Sounds like you have the old witch hat bearing.... ???

    Last edited by Dragstews; 09-26-2018 at 6:27 PM.

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    Not adjusted properly.... No clutch push rod?

    Pics would help a lot...

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    Yeah from what I looked up I do. I didn’t know there were any other ones. I’ll get some photos posted in a few minutes. Any ideas on what to do to get it going?

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    Nope not a witches hat.... Can you post a pic of the kicker side clutch leaver??

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    Pushrod is in it...

    As long as you got that peeled open, ya might want to do a up-grade to that bearing..



    VT No: 18-0261
    Clutch pushrod bearing kit includes 24mm bearing and bushing.

    Bigger is better ....
    Last edited by Dragstews; 09-26-2018 at 8:26 PM.

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    Dragstews I’ll order one. I’m just lost and not sure what to do to make it push out like it’s supposed to.

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    Here’s a photo of the inside of the kicker cover

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    That all looks good to me....

    Can you pull the pushrod out of the mainshaft ... ??

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    Yep, had it pulled out earlier. And when I have all the clutch parts on and I am screwing in the adjuster screw I can watch it push the push rod out on the kicker side. So I know it’s contacting it... just no movement when trying to engage the clutch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragstews View Post
    Pushrod is in it...

    Yep that's why I asked for a pic....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pdriskill10 View Post
    So I know it’s contacting it... just no movement when trying to engage the clutch.

    When you pull the clutch lever on the bars does the clutch arm on the trans move????

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    Nope, but it will move when tightening the adjuster screw.... but when I button everything up, and go to move it nothing. I was also looking at the springs when I had it tightened to what the manual says and it looks like the springs are almost bottomed out and has no room for conpressing anymore so I wonder if they are the wrong ones and get too tight and bottom out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pdriskill10 View Post
    Nope, but it will move when tightening the adjuster screw.... but when I button everything up, and go to move it nothing. I was also looking at the springs when I had it tightened to what the manual says and it looks like the springs are almost bottomed out and has no room for conpressing anymore so I wonder if they are the wrong ones and get too tight and bottom out
    That's what I think is happening .... The springs are going to coil bind ....

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    That’s what I’ve been kinda thinking might be the issue. I’ll get the parts numbers and order another set and see how that goes!

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    What about a pic of the clutch side?????

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    I can go take one give me a few mins and I’ll snap one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pdriskill10 View Post
    I can go take one give me a few mins and I’ll snap one
    No hurry, So far the pics have answered all the questions...

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    From what it looks like to me, the springs are too compressed.

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