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CLUTCH CONTROL (1940 AND EARLIER MODELS)

1. Clutch lever.

2. Push rod adjusting screw.

3. Push rod adjusting screw lock nut. 16. Footpedal.

21. Footpedal rod.

Checking and Adjusting Clutch Control

1941 to 1947 Models

(To Identify Items, Refer to Illus. 7)

Disengaging movement is limited by clutch lever (1) striking transmission case cover. Rock footpedal (16) to full disengaged position—heel dov. n and observe clearance between footpedal rod end (front)

and footpedal bearing cover. There should be clearance between them but just noticeable clearance. Adjust as necessary by shortening or lengthening rod (21). Following this adjustment, set footpedal (16) in full engaged position—toe down, loosen lock nut (3) and adjust screw (2) so that end of lever (1) has about Vi" free movement, back and forward. Turn screw to right for less free movement; left for more.

CAUTION—If end of lever (1) has no free movement, clutch will not hold properly. If too much free movement is allowed, clutch will drag when in disengaged position, and consequently, transmission will shift hard, clash, and eventually become damaged.

Harley Davidson 1940
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