Clutch slipping/ mouse trap not releasing

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Clutch slipping/ mouse trap not releasing


Post by Lstpan65 » Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:05 pm

Hi guys,
I have a 65 FLH that was 90% done when I got it, so now I'm debugging it. 70 miles. Runs great, minor ignition and carb problems but thats worked out. I noticed the clutch starting slipping in 3-4 gear. Also the booster sticks when I pull the clutch all the way in. The hand leaver is adjusted so the booster doesn't open all the way so this isn't really a huge problem since I don't have to pull the clutch all the way in to ingage/disingage the clutch. I only mention it in case an adjustment would help with the slipping. I started to thumb through the manual but I got a little lost in all the different types of adjustments. I looked through the old treads like always, but I must have missed something. On a personal note, my hat goes off to all. The information I've been able to obtain here has been priceless.
Any help or tips would be greatly appreatied. Thanks Mark

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Post by john HD » Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:03 am

hey mark

it has been a while since i have had to mess with my mousetrap. when i first set mine up i was having a similar problem.

what i found was a set of clutch springs for a mouse trap eliminator, after installing the correct springs and following the instructions in the manual it has worked fine since.

setting it up can test your patience... stick with it.


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Post by panhead » Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:34 am

Tightening the clutch springs worked for me.

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Post by Lstpan65 » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:05 pm

Well I got the mouse trap working ok so now its onto the clutch. Thanks again

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