sprague clutch


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byromy
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1976 XLCH Sportster

sprague clutch

Postby byromy » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:23 pm



I drilled and tapped a 1/8 NPT in my sprague clutch case. My sprague clutch doesn't have the three small holes shown to try and spray solvent into. Do some have them and others not? 1982 Interstate.
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RBGERSON
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Re: sprague clutch

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:49 am

All are the same as far as I know..might try looking at parts fiche to see if they look the same or have the same part number.

Is the case off the engine and yoiu are looking at the clutch or are you just trying to find the holes as you turn the clutch with the case on??
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byromy
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Re: sprague clutch

Postby byromy » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:36 am

I drilled a hole in the case with the engine in the bike. I rotated the sprague clutch by pushing the bike slowly while in gear. I couldn't see these holes. There was a post on this website showing where to drill this hole. This is the second thing I have tried to get the sprague clutch to engage. Is there anything else I can do to fix this without pulling the engine? Thanks, Byromy

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RBGERSON
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Re: sprague clutch

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:11 am

The holes are there..maybe you drill in the wrong place..the only other things to try are heat and/or thin the oil run it for a while easy may loosen up the pistons. Squirting some solvent in there at the assembly may work it's way into the springs do it with a hot engine.
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NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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moffat
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Re: sprague clutch

Postby moffat » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:53 am

Have you tried Seafoam in the Oil?

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Re: sprague clutch

Postby Ericson38 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:48 pm

If you remove the starter, then the starter chain will just hang there at the starter housing opening. You should be able to get the chain to run in one direction and not the other, just with your fingers. If not, then spray directly up to the clutch with a flex nozzle on the solvent can untl it starts to cooperate. You can also heat the clutch up with a blow dryer temporarily by setting the nozzle of the blower right at the opening, to see if heat would help some.

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Re: sprague clutch

Postby byromy » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:18 am

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm running with Seafoam in the oil. Over 100 miles so far. I will pull the starter motor and check things out through the opening. Thanks again!, Byromy




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