Thread: flower nut
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:57 PM
Wood.Neely Wood.Neely is offline
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Default Re: flower nut

Originally Posted by Bikeguy Joe View Post
Partly true.

I have state in the forums many times the flower nut does not adjust clutch spring tension.

The tension is adjusted by the collar on the shaft inside the case. The flower nut adjusts the region of engagement or the distance between the drive and drive plates. If you get this distance too close, you will have a quick to engage grabby clutch, too far (I mean EXTREMELY TOO FAR) and you may have a slipping clutch. 99.999% if the pressure on the clutch plate is from the primary spring inside the case.

In your case, LOOSENING the flower nut would likely do more to cure a clutch that won't dis-engage.

Am I confused now?
no, no, not confused at all. after a few days of tinkering i finally got it in the right place, and now the bike is absolutely cruising... hit 40 yesterday and i am able to comfortably ride 35

thanks for the help
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