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Old 08-19-2012, 05:42 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

I've been having a minor problem with my clutch arm not wanting to return properly, so the engine won't always engage. Today I took another look around here, and then went and started tinkering.

The clutch arm's shaft looked pretty worn, so I replaced it with the one from the motor I slagged a while back. Now it sits closer to where it should be when the cable is snug, where I kept having to take up a little more slack. With the clutch arm replaced and the pin and bearing all greased up it seems to be back closer to 'normal'.

That seems to have take care of the problem. If not, I'm back to scratching my head over it (and wondering about trying to adjust the internal return spring).

Here's a coupe of pics, the first is the clutch are removed from the housing. You can see where the material has worn off the left edge of the shaft. Second is a the worn one next to the replacement one. A little hard to see since they're both still in the housing, but the right side one has a nice 'clean' straight edge to it compared to the worn one.
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