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  1. Clutch Hydraulic Problems

    GL1800 Tech Board
    I have a '07 burnt orange level 3 'wing. A bit over a couple years ago, I was injured and unable to ride or perform basic maintenance. (Nothing to do with riding.) A few days ago, I was prepping the bike to trade in. I keep the bike on a battery tender, so the battery was fresh. I started...
  2. Does a Hydraulic Clutch Even HAVE a Friction Zone?

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    I have taken the Ride Like a Pro class and know what the Friction Zone is supposed to be: An area where the clutch has partially engaged the engine and transmission so that the bike is moving, but revving the engine does not necessarily make the bike go faster. The idea is to smooth out the...
  3. How do you operate the clutch?

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    I'm a fumble fingered old #art, but I do try to operate the clutch so my wife doesn't smack her forehead on the back of my helmet. I have found, strangely enough, that up shifting as quickly as possible (not short shifting, but preloading the shift lever, then working the clutch and throttle...
  4. Help making the clutch handle easier to pull - wrist injury

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    I have an 08 Gl1800. Having recently suffered a left-wrist injury, I am looking for something that will soften the clutch, something that will make it a soft pull. Anyone know of any solutions out there?
  5. New Clutch Question - Stopped at a red light

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    I took the Harley Rider's Edge course. The instructor told us that when we stop at a traffic light, drop into first and hold the clutch in. That way you're ready to go if you have a sudden need to get moving to avoid being hit, etc., Will doing this as a routine cause excessive clutch wear? The...
  6. Change the angle of the brake and clutch levers?

    GL1800 Tech Board
    On some motorcycles you can change the angle at which you grip the brake and clutch levers. I tried to change it on my 2008 Wing by loosening the two hex bolts that hold the levers in place and I could not move the levers. Does anyone know if it's possible to do this modfication? Thanks...
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