08 Fatboy clutch & starter questions

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by mc2, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. mc2

    mc2 Active Member Contributor

    Clutch plates: How many miles do you get from them under normal ridding?
    At present I have no problem, but I may be making a parts order and wondering if I it's time to make a preventative change.

    I go through brake pads like I do rear tires, 6 in 31,000 miles. I never considered it ridding in the states, but here I must be clutching at least 30% more.

    Starter: Most of the time it will engage immediately and start. Then occasionally it will hesitate, not grinding, but act like its stuck momentarily and slowly turn the engine over before starting. As ugly as this sounds it has never failed to start. The battery is full at 12.9 volts.

    I don't want to get into more premature repairs than necessary, but if I am replacing clutch plates, it would be the time to make a starter repair also.

    Thanks for the reply.
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

    I have over 60,000mi on my 05FLTRI original clutch.
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Starter lag can be caused by poor connections on the 2 main battery cables and /or the battery cables corroding inside the outer cover
    remove the battery cables clean each end and refit