Thread: Clutch help
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:02 AM
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Default Re: Clutch help

I would not think a chinagirl could be built to exceed the capability of the simple clutch, if it is properly set up. Of course I've been wrong before, but it does not seem like the mods mentioned put the motor at the top of the HP scale.

As 2door said, perhaps the pads are not in tip-top condition.
Or, the metallic friction surfaces have become glazed or oily.
Perhaps the actual clutch spring is weak, or could be tightened more, or shimmed for increased pressure.
Is the clutch cam releasing completely?

Is the gearing far too tall for reasonable take-off expectations?

Are the rotating engine components turning freely?

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