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Old 09-04-2010, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: Did i install the clutch correctly?

Your clutch cable is very, very waaaay too loose.

It should have a teensy little bit of freeplay in it. Just enough to let the release arm wiggle a little bit (like 1/32 of an inch) when the hand lever is released all the way out.

Also, loose that spring between the cable stop and release arm. It really does nothing else but cause confusion for new builders.

Expect the clutch to be a very hard squeeze at first. It will get easier at the engine breaks in. Lubricating the cable helps out alot.
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