Softail Clutch

Question for Fix My Hog How do you fix clutch in 1996 Softail?

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Fix My Hog Answers The repair procedure will depend on what is damaged or what needs to be replaced. You wil ave to open the bike up. Make to to watch all the videos we have on the topic.

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13 Responses to “Softail Clutch”
  1. chris keller

    I have a 1995 fxstc I am in the middle of replacing the starter jackshaft and clutch basket with ring gear before I sign up for your video’s do you have video’s for my ride I looked on your web site and can’t find much please let me know what you have thanks Chris.

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  2. FRANK

    1996 softail, having problem removing clutch basket from trans mainshaft, is it tapered or spline! main shaft nut is off and the basket will not budge!

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    • Customer Service

      Your transmission mainshaft is splined.
      The issue that you are having us not uncommon. You will have to try carefully using a pry bar but it is very important that you do not damage your inner primary case or your clutch basket in the process. Try prying a little in one spot, then spin the basket and pry in another spot. After you have pryed the clutch assembly outward approx 3/4″ or better, put a towel over the face of the clutch & push hard on the clutch assembly with the palms of your hands to send it back to where you started. Now, grab behind the starter ring gear with your finger tips and jerk the assembly back & fourth until you can pull it completely off of the mainshaft.
      It’s not easy to do what we are trying to describe and it can become somewhat violent at times, but it is possible.
      Just don’t lose patience and end up causing damage.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/post/videos-harley/
      -Mark

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  3. Derrick

    For your clutch repair.First & foremost,acquire a repair manual if you haven’t already done so.

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  4. Bob Nagy

    I have a 1985 FXST that I put in a wishbone rigid. There are 2 washers that go between the front tyranny studs and the inner primary. Are they standard thickness? There is nothing in the parts manual and the manual just says to put them on.

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      • Bob Nagy

        Thanks. I know it sounds strange. But in the past when I pulled the primary I kept track of them then with the new frame I lost track of them. Then when I went to put the primary back on the manual says the washers that fell off go on those studs but nothing in the parts manual. Maybe I won’t need them on the wishbone. The dealer didn’t know either. 85 soft tails were strange bikes. Thanks again.

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  5. RICHARD

    HOW DO I REMOVE THE BEARING FROM A CLUTCH SHELL WITHOUT A PRESS ON A 1997 SOFTAIL? I HAVE ALREADY REMOVED THE CLUTCH HUB

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