Worn 1999 Sportster Clutch Bearing

QuestionThe bearing at the end of the clutch adjustment screw is completely gone on my wife’s 1999 Sportster. What would cause this to go bad and how much work is it to replace?


AnswerVery rarely do these bearings wear out. The clutch must have been adjusted wrong and left to much load on the bearing. When you adjust, just touch the bearing and back off a half turn. This leaves free play for the bearing to spin. Clean fluid is a must; it’s not too hard to change. Remove the derby cover, slacken cable, and remove the snap ring and bearing. My concern is where did the debris go? You might consider removing the outer primary cover and flushing out the clutch and trans with brake cleaner just to be safe. -Wrench Safe, FMH

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7 Responses to “Worn 1999 Sportster Clutch Bearing”
  1. TERRY ELLIOTT SR.
    TERRY ELLIOTT SR.

    WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE THE BLACK FINISH ON A SET OF JUGS AND HEADS ON A 97 SPORTY 1200, WOULD LIKE TO GET IT BACK TO NATURAL FINISH ?. THANK YOU, TERRY SR.

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  2. dunnroaming75
    dunnroaming75

    My 1995 FLHR road king has self canceling indicator’s they are a pain what changes do i have to make so they stay on ??

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  3. Donald A Scott
    Donald A Scott

    the clutch cableon my 1994 sporster broke so i replaced it and it was running great at first but then got very hard to shift and made a made a loud noise when shifting got it home readjusted clutch and i cannot get it to ingage the gears seem to shift whenwhen off but when i pull the clutch it dose not work

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