Clutch And Gear Shifter

Need for attention to clutch and control is indicated sssssssass ne£dfirst warning or indication of shifter control ? ^fcorrect adjustment is transmission

W out^Tengaginient when accelerate, u£de? heavy pull. This warning must not be dis regarded.

Cheeking and Adjusting External Gear Shifter Control

1 See that control joints from transmission gear siiher lever to gear shifter handlever are well oiled and free-working.

2. Check handlever center pivot bolt nut for tightness.

3. Observe whether there is binding or interference with shifter rod at any po!in: in 'the sin ing range; this is sometimes found as a result oi bent rod.

1948 -195*4 ENGINE SPROCKET REMOVAL

Remove engine sprocket nut (right thread) using Harley-Davidson special wrench, Part No. 1264526 Twill be necessary to strike wrench. handle with a hammer to loosen nut Free sprocket f" sha{t taper by striking flat surface, near outer edge. aTght but sharp rap with a hammer be ng careful not to strike sprocket teeth or sprocket shaft threads. Sprocket and chain are then free to be removed.

4 Check to determine whether or not shifter rod is correctly adjusted so that when handlever is moved to any gear position in shifter guide, CLmission Ler moVes to just the right posiSo fully engage shifter clutch and shifter cam spring plunger (inside transmission), c as follows: Locate handlever in shifter

CTuide "neuttal position, disconnect shifter rod from handlever Snd, with slight backward and forward movement, carefully "feel" transmrssion lever into exact position- where shifter cam «Tnrina plunqer (inside transmission) seats fully in etaining9notch. Next, see that handlever is to exact "neutral" position in the guide and ad-usUength of shifter rod so shifter rod end hole lines up with hole in handlever. Insert bolt and Shten nut. It is advisable to repeat this check ii? low and "second" gears to be sure of having best all-around adjustment.

After each adjustment of front chain, also whenever^ ani Segularity is noticed with shifting and positive engagement in different gear positions, adjustment of this rod must be checked.

early style mounting compensating sprocket

1938 to, and including, 1954.Big Twin Models 22 Tooth Part #40280-54 - 23 Tooth Part #40282-54

Remove chain guard (1), engine sprocket and sprocket shaft key from motorcycle.

Install longer key supplied with kit. Assemble compensating sprocket (2) on engine. Be sure that "O" ring oil seal is in place on compensating sprocket nut (3) before nut is placed and tightened

Cufahokin the center of the front chain guard (1) front bulge in the following manner:

1 Either by using a divider or by placing a 41/2" ' circle on the inside of the chain guard front bulge as a template determine the exact center of this bulge. Center punch and drill a W hole.

2 Using a V8" hole saw cut a hole in the center ' of the chain guard front bulge and insert chrome plated snap cap (4) in place as indicated in figure above. NOTE There are hole saws made by numerous manufacturers and should be available locally to dealers. One of these hole saws is manufactured by Black and Decker and their part numbers follow

Part Part No-

Saw 16883

Mandrel 22181 ...

The compensating sprocket should be greased with

Harley-Davidson All Purpose Grease before pladng motorcycle in service. Thereafter grease St 1500 mile intervals or oftener as required.

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