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I came off of a 2006 Roadliner with Hydraulic Clutch and have been trying to decide weather the CLUNK I feel during shifting is just inherent with a cable clutch or...... Do I have an issue.

I've chalked it to this must be how these bikes feel. Not only do I feel it in the shifter, but I also feel it in the clutch handle.

I've been pretty mellow on the bike for the most part, but tonight I decided to try out SPORT mode and put the screws to this machine.
At about 80 in 4th gear shifting to 5th, then going for 6th I swear the bike went back into 4th. So much so that I actually had to shift back through 5th & 6th again.


Anyone else having any kind of issues with Clutch or Shifting?

Is it supposed have such a CLUNK feel and sound?

I've got 2900 miles on the BEAST! :cool:

Feedback is appreciated.
 

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I came off of a 2006 Roadliner with Hydraulic Clutch and have been trying to decide weather the CLUNK I feel during shifting is just inherent with a cable clutch or...... Do I have an issue.

I've chalked it to this must be how these bikes feel. Not only do I feel it in the shifter, but I also feel it in the clutch handle.

I've been pretty mellow on the bike for the most part, but tonight I decided to try out SPORT mode and put the screws to this machine.
At about 80 in 4th gear shifting to 5th, then going for 6th I swear the bike went back into 4th. So much so that I actually had to shift back through 5th & 6th again.


Anyone else having any kind of issues with Clutch or Shifting?

Is it supposed have such a CLUNK feel and sound?

I've got 2900 miles on the BEAST! :cool:

Feedback is appreciated.


With cable clutches, they need to be adjusted properly. Most likely your symptoms sound like the clutch free play is too much. Usually the first 500-1500 miles the cable will stretch quite a bit.

The clunking is that you are not dis-engaging the clutch fully because there is too much free play in the cable. Your manual will show you how to do it. Very easy.
 

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On another note. The free play in most of the Indian models is very little. I don't know what the challenger is, but most of the Indians the clutch free play is slightly thinner than a credit card.
 

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I've had to adjust my clutch a couple times to get it right. From the factory, the clutch was catching way too late and made for odd/funky shift feel.....but once I adjusted to the specs above, the bike runs like a dream. Finding neutral is easy and no clunking. I like how the slipper clutch works.....so far. Deactivate your traction control and have some fun.....as that's where it starts!!!!
 

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I'll have the dealer check it, as I don't have feeler gages to do it accurately myself.

When moving down the road it doesn't take much clutch pull to disengage & watch the RPM's rev.

Thanks guys!
 

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I'll have the dealer check it, as I don't have feeler gages to do it accurately myself.

When moving down the road it doesn't take much clutch pull to disengage & watch the RPM's rev.

Thanks guys!

A credit card is about the right thickness if you want to do a quick check.
 

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I've had to adjust my clutch a couple times to get it right. From the factory, the clutch was catching way too late and made for odd/funky shift feel.....but once I adjusted to the specs above, the bike runs like a dream. Finding neutral is easy and no clunking. I like how the slipper clutch works.....so far. Deactivate your traction control and have some fun.....as that's where it starts!!!!
Thanks HyeHog
 
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