Bushing for clutch arm- sprocket cover???

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by fonzie, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. fonzie

    fonzie Member

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    Maybe I am being anal but has anyone found a bronze or brass bushing for the clutch arm to correct the poor fit and eventual wearing of the clutch arm hole. We have some members with really good machine shop capabilities. I think that a bushing kit with bore diameter requirements or someone who would machine the sprocket covers and install the bushing would probably sell.
     
  2. 2door

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    There was a guy who tried to bush that hole several years ago. After the hole is enlarged enough to get a bushing in, it weakened the cover and they broke. He tried more than one so it's probably universal.

    Just keep that shaft well lubricated and take the slack out of your clutch cable so the lever doesn't vibrate and there shouldn't be that much wear on the aluminum cover.

    Tom
     
  3. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    I've run into this same problem with some of my high-mileage bikes. Keeping the shaft well greased is about all you can do. I looked at options but I agree with 2door, there isn't enough meat in the casting to bush it effectively in my opinion.
    But then, I've worn out clutch levers from riding so much!
    http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=46461
     
  4. mapbike

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    Those covers are so cheap why not just keep an extra one put back....?

    ditto: Tom & maniac57 just keep the shaft greased and it should last for thousands of miles, maybe even outlast the engine itself.

    Map
     

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