Clutch Lever Problems

boylove35

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Jun 13, 2008
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I'm mounting my first 80cc. I'm having a difficult time with the clutch lever. It hits the handlebar when I squeeze it and the lock will not reach it's groove. Am I doing something wrong? Help Help Help!
 

FileStyle

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I used a small cheater bar to bend my lever just ever so slightly , then took some snips and trimmed off about 1/8" off the lock mechanism. trim a little at a time , you dont want to take off too much ! the clutch lever is pretty cheap , so dont snap it!!!!
 

MrLarkins

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i didn't use the lever that came with the kit, instead I used my front brake lever (now I got no front brakes!) I keep the back brakes nice and tight
 

Gronkster

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It sounds like you need to adjust the clutch more. Mine has about 3/4" on the arm before the clutch becomes disengaged. I think I remember pulling it in aways snapping on a vice grip and then tighten the stop nut.
 

boylove35

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does the clutch have to be locked in all the time, oor after the engine starts can u relese it?
 

Dave31

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does the clutch have to be locked in all the time, oor after the engine starts can u relese it?
You have to release the clutch to start the motor, and to drive the bike. This is called engaged clutch.

If you want to stop, or just coast with the motor running, or push the bike with motor off; you disengage the clutch. (pull lever in or lock it)