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Old 01-01-2013, 02:42 PM
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Default Re: clutch question - Stinger motor

The pads get stuck from the factory during long periods of storage.

Most of the time you don't need to disassemble the right side clutch parts. Remove the left side clutch actuator cover exposing the sprocket and the steel pin (bucking bar) that protrudes from the center of it. Using a piece of wood or a plastic hammer, give that pin a couple of good solid raps. That will usually be sufficient to break the stuck pads loose. Don't hit it with a steel hammer unless you place the wood on the pin first.

Doing it this way eliminates the extra work of readjusting the clutch which, if you don't know exactly how it works, can cause you more problems.

I'm assuming you have the clutch cable adjusted correctly. There really should be no slack in the cable at the engine end where it attaches to the clutch actuator arm. It doesn't take much to keep the clutch engaged if the cable is too loose.

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