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Author Topic: No Tension on clutch lever  (Read 212 times)

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Offline Stoggys22

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No Tension on clutch lever
« on: May 17, 2020, 09:58:07 pm »
Hello everyone and thanks in advance to the reply!

Just installed a new clutch basket and clutch and after putting it all together and going to adjust my clutch cable I had no tension on my clutch lever. I aligned the clutch spring arm on the outside of the clutch cover and main drive cover with the arrow and dot so I know that it in the right place. I can move the spring arm on the cover and can fell the tension there. Am I supposed to be able to move that fairly easy or should that arm be more stiff? Possible ideas why I have no tension on the clutch handle? And how to fix it!

Thanks!



Offline electrosloth

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Re: No Tension on clutch lever
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 02:42:38 pm »
I can't move the arm on the cover on mine by hand.  Complete estimation but clutch pull at the lever is about 10lb and an eyeball of mechanical advantage puts the arm on the cover at 40-50lb to move it.  After checking the cable integrity, I'd assume something isn't jiving internally  :(
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Offline bedheadjulian

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Re: No Tension on clutch lever
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 02:34:59 am »
Obvious questions:
1- Did you put the clutch spring ring on? and did you set the screws to the correct torque? (number 14 on the diagram)
2- When you replaced the crank case cover, the push rod (number 18 ) threads into the the clutch lever assembly on the inside of the cover. Then you're supposed to attach the end of the clutch lever head (where the clutch cable hooks on) with the arrow lined up... you should turn the lever arm internally until you feel it engaging the push rod, hold it there and line up the arrow on the head and pop the circlip back on, then you attach the cable by lifting the arm enough to get it on. Two things might have gone wrong- the push rod might not have threaded onto the the lever assembly shaft and secondly, you might not have "engaged" it before you lined up the arrow when you put the head back on. (there's some free-play on the rod before it starts to engage, you might be in the "dead spot" and not pulling the rod enough to free the basket)

Hope that makes sense. - J
« Last Edit: May 20, 2020, 02:40:15 am by bedheadjulian »