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Old 11-03-2012, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heavy duty clutch spring

Just had some work done on my 09 FLHX. I always hated how the clutch seemed to drag out before, but now it is really noticable.

So I'm thinking about getting a Barnett or Screamin Eagle heavy duty diaphram spring to help stiffen it up some. But will one of these make the lever a lot harder to pull? Can somebody tell me if it will?

On my Softail I re-geared the primary and installed an extra plate kit and a S.E. spring. Now the lever is hard as hell to pull. But I don't know if it's the extra plate or the spring or the combination of the 2. It is terrible if you get stuck in traffic. And I would rather not have my street glide be like this too.

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Yes, it's going to be harder to pull in and hold after adding the SE spring to it..




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Old 11-04-2012, 09:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I installed a Barnett spring after I went to a 95" motor upgrade. It was noticeably harder to pull the clutch lever in. I have had a problem with tendonitis in my left arm and this aggravated it so I installed a Rivera Pro clutch. That gave me a much lighter pull and a clutch that holds all I can throw at it.
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Depends on the year of your softtail ?
Your 09 has a ramp arm that is longer than the 06 earlier ramps.
They are not near as hard to pull with a heavy spring.
Just finished putting one in a 12 flhx (actually 10 min ago).
The pull is nice. It is more than stock, but stock is like butter anymore.
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Depends on the year of your softtail ?
Your 09 has a ramp arm that is longer than the 06 earlier ramps.
They are not near as hard to pull with a heavy spring.
Just finished putting one in a 12 flhx (actually 10 min ago).
The pull is nice. It is more than stock, but stock is like butter anymore.
Great info, thanks. My Softail is a 99.

I figured it would make it a little harder. Just didn't want that make your arm and hand fall off feeling that my Softail gives me. Haha

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Installed my heavy duty spring today. It is pretty hard. It's smoother, but almost as hard to pull as my Softail. I got a Barnett spring for my Street Glide and my Softail has a Screaming Eagle spring. They may be different I guess. Going on a ride tomorrow. I'll see if I like it.
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