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Old 07-24-2010, 09:30 PM
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Default Re: 2 stroke 80cc clutch question.

The chances are good that you have no defective parts. Most new comers will underestimate the amount of force required to disengage the clutch. As was stated earlier there is a very strong spring that needs to be compressed before the clutch can disengage. It can be done by hand but I'd suggest wrapping a rag around the clutch actuator arm first then apply lots of force inward. Don't worry; you're not going to break anything. When installing the clutch cable to the arm you want no slack. The required movement is about an inch at the least when you squeeze the handlebar lever. Some new clutches are stuck from the factory and will require a little gentle persuasion but I suspect you are just not moving the clutch far enough. Give these suggestions a try and get back to us if you need further help.
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