clutch adj?

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  1. flathead31coupe

    flathead31coupe New Member

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    what the best way to adjust a new engine installation, to be able to use the lever so it will disingage to let you ride the bike, or let it idle
     
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    It's not that hard but you need three hands.Try to get rid of all the play by pushing on the lever and then give it an extra push to account for stretching and stuff. Slide that cable end on as much as you can and tighten it up .Try the clutch and see if you are close, you may have to repeat the above again but by then you will see that you are getting somewhere. I try to use the adjuster on the clutch lever for fine tuning only because I find they are too cheap and the threads tend to strip
     
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    iam not following, the hand lever or clutch lever?
     
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    Sorry, the lever on the engine, not the hand lever.
     
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    so push the lever in as much as i can,and while holding it there, pull the cable through the lever and tighten up the set screw...
     
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    You got it!
    Don't forget the spring. This is where that third hand comes in handy...lol
    There will always be a little pressure on the cable, you don't want to be able to jiggle the lever at all when you are done.
    You'll get it.
     
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    i think i see, but pushing that lever in like that wont that disingage the cluch, or cause it to slip?
     
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    All I'm saying is that there should be no play in the cable with a slight bit of tension. You can always adjust it again, it's not a one shot thing. You will know if it's working.
     
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    cool thanks....
     
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    How far along with your build are you?
     
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    iam all done, and have ridden it, works great, just wasnt sure on the cluch adj. this is my third build, its a early firestone bike...
     
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    My lever is a brake lever and is smaller then the stock. I can pull it with one finger.

    Keep your clutch cable lubed and to not tie it to the frame in to many places, and make sure the cable is not kinked anywhere. The straighter you keep the cable, the easier it will be to pull.
     
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    did you do any mods to it....
     
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    No....none.
     

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