Rocker clutch

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Rocker clutch

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Post by socalrider » Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:18 am

1963 flh with compensator, 1957 hd straight leg frame, 1964 hd tranny.Trying to run a original hd clutch rocker but cannot get the clutch rocker to clear the primary cover.the rocker is the the one with the offset on the heel.Primary cover is the smooth roundish one with the lube hole at front i think they were used until 1964. Are there supposed to be spacers between the frame and rocker bracket so that the rocker will clear the primary? The parts manual does not show any. The rocker bracket or rocker do not appear to be bent at all but i could be wrong . Dont have another to compare to.
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Arnulfo



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Re: Rocker clutch

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:30 am

Arnulfo,
Is the primary cover an original H-D or aftermarket replacement? The clearance is very close even on originals, so adding a thin spacer would be fine even though they never came with one. Spacers are available though and were used in the '70s on kickstand brackets.
The clutch rocker should be parallel to the frame mounting , not bent in or out. The pedal itself should be flat with the offset outer edge again parallel to the pedal. The only angle in the entire assembly is the offset.

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Re: Rocker clutch

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Post by socalrider » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:03 pm

Robbie , thanks for the reply. The cover by all appearances is original.still has black paint. Based on your response im thinking the rocker may be bent. It would take at least a 1" spacer to clear the primary which im thinking is excessive. Will take a closer look . Thanks again robbie.
Arnulfo

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