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I'm trying to set my points and timing on my ironhead (77-83) but when I have the bike in gear and try spinning the tire it just drags; nothing else spings except front sprocket..

However, If I use the starter button with it in gear everything spins. If I use the kicker everything also spins.

I'm at a loss. The entire 2 months I've been working on this bike this is the first time it has happened. I'm pretty sure its because I just got her to start cranking a few days ago and I'm doomed to never ride this bike..

Also, the plugs are removed during the process.
 

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Adjusting the clutch is not about the lever. It is about spring tension and free play on the clutch pushrod to allow total engagement. All the lever adjustment is for is the cable free play. You need to learn how it all works or you are right, you'll never ride it!
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Allmost, when you try and tighten the adjuster nut, the whole adjuster will move on ya, it is a bitch, takes a couple of time to get it right, the clutch will be good for about a week then you will be doing rolling N, Check out the hydrolick conversion, easy and take the gues work out of it!!
 

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Ok, I lied. Still slips. Not sure what's up. Worked fine all the other time I did it to set my push rods and such. Only difference is I added Rotella for when she started I'd have fresh fluid in her. Planned on moving to HD 50 when I started riding her. Had the rotella on hand via my sportbikes Guess ill use the kicker to find my timing marks..
 

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Hmmmm, Methinks you need to pull the clutch to see whats up, it might need replacing, and you need to hold the crank from moving some how to adjust the pushrods, timing not so mutch but it helps.....
 

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The push rods I set awhile back, I didnt experience any slippage, wondering if the fresh fluid had something to do with it..
I managed to use the kicker and my girlfriend to find TDC. I 'spose tomorrow I'll finish up and see if she'll start.

First time in a couple of years. This was one of my last things to do to the motor for the dehibernation. Guess I'll pull the primary. Need a new clutch cable anyway.
 

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Ah, well that should be the right amount, shouldnt make the clutch slip at that leval, take more to get to the clutch, your going to have to open up the primary.
 
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