Clutch engaging

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  1. jirble2

    jirble2 Member

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    I've been having to constantly adjust the clutch because it has been slowly going into the engaged (i.e. moving the whole bike) position. I've checked that the screw that keeps the cluch nut in place is securely in place, so I just can't think of what else it is. Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    What kind of engine? What kind of clutch?
     
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    My clutch has always been inconsistent and in need of adjustment on my China Girl, even after replacing the cross shaft bearings. I didn't pay a lot for the engine kit so I just live with it.
    Tinkering with the flower nut adjustment may help.
     
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  4. jirble2

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    The engine is just a 48cc 2-stroke standard chinese engine. I don't know what you'd call this type of clutch, but it is NOT the automatic type. It's just the type connected to the clutch handle.
     
  5. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Once you get the clutch adjusted right, really tighten down the cable end, it will take three hands and some locking pliers.
     
  6. jirble2

    jirble2 Member

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    Just another way to describe the problem,

    If I don't adjust it with the flower nut then my only other option is to re-tension the clutch cable at the clutch arm. But the only way for me to do that is to push the arm in further and further each time.
     
  7. stv1jzgte

    stv1jzgte New Member

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    Your not a clutch slipper are ya? over time the pads will get thinner only a mm or 2 but thats all it takes. I had 1 do a similar thing by the time i swaped it out the clutch arm was 45Deg to the motor regardless of the fnut position.
     
  8. jirble2

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    If that's the case, and I wouldn't be surprised if it is (chinese engine lol), are there any long lasting clutch pads anyone knows of? If so, where can I buy them? And how do I install new clutch pads?
     
  9. jirble2

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    Forgot to mention in last post,

    I found out what the problem is! One of the three screws that keep on the left side clutch cover were loose, and there was a big gap between the cover and the engine, so I tightened up all the screws, and it worked!

    All is better now
     
  10. stv1jzgte

    stv1jzgte New Member

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    Nice bro! theres ment to be a nut on the end of the longer rear 1
     
  11. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Case closed! I'm glad you didn't go chasing after clutch pads since that would indicate your clutch was slipping, which is the opposite of what you stated.
     
  12. stv1jzgte

    stv1jzgte New Member

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    lmao classic Joe
     
  13. jirble2

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    I'll go stick on a locktite nut, that should hopefully keep the clutch performing in the long term.
     

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