Re: Resistance while clutch is pulled
My advice would be to not touch the flower nut. Unless and until you have a good grasp of how the clutch works and the function of the flower nut you're only asking for trouble messing with it.
Adjusting the clutch pre-load with the flower nut will not decrease the inherent drag of the chain and sprockets on normal pedaling. If the clutch disengages completely when you squeeze the handlebar lever then adjusting flower nut won't help.
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