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Old 08-17-2010, 02:01 PM
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Default Re: adjusting the clutchs spring for more tension

Would I use the same procedure if my clutch lever pulled too hard and I wanted to reduce the pull pressure?
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:28 PM
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Default Re: adjusting the clutchs spring for more tension

Nice. However, mine seems alright right out of the box. However, mine squeaks and squeals. Metal on metal somewhere in the case. Where does the grease go?
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:06 AM
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If your hearing squealing noises take the clutch arm cover off, it is the cover over the front sprocket. inside is a short shaft for the clutch and behind the short shaft is a single steel ball. Remove the shaft and ball wipe them both off clean grease both well reinstall them and grease the clutch arm while your at it. You should be good to go.
Those two parts will run dry of grease often and when they do they will squeal like 5ell telling you they need attention.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:59 PM
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Default Re: adjusting the clutchs spring for more tension

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here I'm doing the tightening of the spring you might need help holding the tool into the tabs while you rotate the sprocket nut to the right which will put more pressure on the spring and more pressure on the clutch see the spark plug tool being used as it fits the nut on the front sprocket. I also removed the spark plug don't need it starting up and it will easier to turn. in this picture I'm holding the retainer with a punch.
Hi Norman,

My clutch lever is still a bit hard to squeeze, I've read somewhere that this can be solved using the method above. Loosening the retainer on the clutch spring.

I was thinking, without opening the clutch covers, I will use an allen wrench(or screw driver) to poke on the retainer, then roll the bike wheel forward? or backward?

Will this work?

Very much appreciated on your reply.

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Old 12-02-2010, 10:56 AM
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Default Re: adjusting the clutchs spring for more tension

to tighten the clutch spring turn the sprocket /nut clockwise.
I don't know if it will make the clutch lever any easier to pull but if you loosen the spring a little to much your clutch will start slipping.
some people modify the clutch release arm.
to do that modification you remove the front sprocket cover and remove the clutch arm on the bottom of the arm is a sort of a cam and you file or grind that cam a little to smooth the ramp on the cam some say it makes the clutch pull easier.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:28 AM
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Thanks Norman, I will try this on my HT.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:22 PM
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Thanks for the repair manual!

Just did the modification to the clutch - works perfect now. The clutch doesn't slip anymore. I did it in an easier way. I removed the carb, clutch cable mount and spark plug. I put a slot screwdriver in the hole and rolled the bike backwards until I felt one of the four slots. Then I rolled the bike a bit backwards (around 2-3 meter) while holding the screwdriver in there. With this method it's not required to unmount the front sprocket.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:17 PM
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Default Re: adjusting the clutchs spring for more tension

If you look closely I didn't remove the front sprocket either. I just used the spark plug wrench on the front sprocket nut.
Glad you got your clutch working good.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:34 PM
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Default Re: adjusting the clutchs spring for more tension

What kind of Grease should I use on the shaft and the bearing, Chain grease?
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:45 PM
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Just a spot of plain old wheel bearing grease does the job. Marine grade is my favorite on these bikes all around.
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