We have all been there: Stuck in traffic, pulling on the clutch lever a hundred times until your forearm is on fire, just waiting for the road to open up. It doesn’t matter-somewhere or somehow, you’ll get stuck. But wouldn’t it be cool to not have to work so hard at it when you are stuck? Well, we felt the same way; everyone here at HOT BIKE has to deal with heavy traffic. We live in SoCal, where it seems as if every hour is rush hour-the only thing is, we don’t actually rush anywhere. So we wanted to ease up on the clutch hand and install the new H-D hydraulic clutch kit on our ’06 Road Glide.
This hydraulic clutch kit is designed to reduce clutch lever effort by up to 30 percent and add a smooth touch to clutch engagement. This easy-to-maintain system uses DOT-4 brake fluid, just like the braking system on your Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The kits (part No. 46448-05; MSRP, $419.95) include a black or chrome clutch master cylinder, polished clutch lever, chrome slave cylinder, and all the necessary installation hardware. We stopped over at Fullerton Harley-Davidson in Anaheim, CA, to get this kit installed as we grabbed a few photos.