Sportster clutch adjustment problem
--Swapped out handlebars on the new Sportster and had to buy a shorter clutch cable. I installed the new cable per the manual and the bike now shifts very hard (KA-THUNK!) in to first and second gear, and the bike jumps a bit when 1st gear is engaged. Needless to say, I didn't ride the bike.
I removed the cable, and started all over again after reading the manual about 4 more times to make sure I didn't miss anything, and I adjusted per the manual. Same problem. The manual states that it's an adjustment problem, or the shift forks are bent. I don't know how the adjustment could be so sensitive. The lube level is correct, as manual states too much fluid could be a problem, but it's good.
When the engine is off, the bike clicks in to first, second and neutral like there is no problem, so I doubt the forks are bent. But once the engine is running, KA-THUNK, and it is very hard to shift gears, and neutral is very, very difficult to find. What's up with that?