pan 65 clutch problems

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pan 65 clutch problems


Post by paulfl/wla » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:49 pm

hi all,
I have been new to this club. I own a 65 pan, electrical start, handclutch and mousetrap.
Now it seems that my mousetrap adjustment screw, the one with lochnut in the middel on the trap, is crewing up my clutch.
it's slipping all the time. yes, yes, yes, I did some adjustments on this screw since it was a little loose....not smart but hey.

Before turning this screw the clutch was ok.

I can shift gears but the bike is not caching up. is this a matter of mousetrap adjustment or slipping discs.
imo when the adjustment screw is out, the mousetrip gives optimized lenght on the rod and so clutch must be enaged, or is that too simple?
thanks paul, netherlands

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Post by panhead » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:32 pm


pan 65 clutch problems


Post by paulfl/wla » Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:26 am

thanks panhead,
Detailed info indeed, any experience with this clutch issue?
I will read carefully...

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Post by 59DUO » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:14 pm

Check your clutch plates if there is any oil on them. Sometimes dirt gets in the oil drain holes and the oil is not pumped out of the primary. I have wet and dry plates in my 65 FLH. They jerk and groan, but will work even when coated in oil. For adjustment you have to follow the instructions as mailed bij Panhead exactly. Check during adjusting by kickstarting your engine. If you can kickstart it, your clutch will probably not slip when riding.For maintenance on your 65 FLH consider The American Bike Shop. The are specialised in Panheads. Say hi to Michel from Rien.




Post by paulfl/wla » Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:05 pm

thank you 59Duo, nice shop indeed :-)

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