Harley Clutch Adjustment on a Softail or Dyna

Duration: 8:43

Bob teaches you how to adjust the clutch and primary chain on your Harley Softail or Dyna model. Be sure to achieve free play on the clutch cable to verify that you have proper adjustment on the clutch cable pack, and check for the proper specs in your service manual for adjusting the primary chain (if your model has the adjustment window). Bob finishes by mentioning that when you are doing this type of repair, only factory service gaskets should be used.

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7 Responses to “Harley Clutch Adjustment on a Softail or Dyna”
  1. Shane Erskine
    Shane Erskine

    How do you measure the chain deflection? According to the manual with a cold motor you should have 5/8-7/8 deflection. Thanks for the help.

    • FixMyHog

      Hi Shane – you are correct. Mark uses a metal ruler at 4:01 in this video to do the measurement. /video/001305primary-fluid-service-w-clutch-primary-chain-adjustment/

  2. Fadi Raad
    Fadi Raad

    Installed a longer cable and ape hangers. Tried everything to get slack to hook the lever but barely any free play. Any suggestions?