Ever do this? It makes a difference!

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  1. Donavan321

    Donavan321 New Member

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    I do this on all of my HT engines, everyone I've asked said they've never even thought of it! I remove the clutch cable guide by unscrewing it and pump good molly grease down inside the hole, just a few pumps, turn the wheel, more pumps, etc. You don't want to pump too much into one area or it WILL gush out your sprocket side as well as get under the friction plate in the clutch, greasing the pads, making your clutch slip! So, pump, and then screw the guide down and it makes the whole clutch assembly roll smoother. Not many people think to do it, but it does work! At least for me!
     
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    When I get a new engine, I always disassemble it so I can make sure everything's in good order and will replace sub-standard parts. I also slather the clutch-axle (and spring) with common bearing-axle grease. Works great. That portal is meant to allow greasing access AND access to the spring tensioning nut. Adjusting it affects resting clutch-plate pressure.
     
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    I did that when I installed my clutch shaft, but I should probably do it again in the near future.
     
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    I knew the hole went all the way through to the crankcase but didn't know it had a purpose, THANKS Kioshc.
    fatdaddy.
     
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    I never use the clutch cable guide because I make my own but I usually plug the hole with a grease fitting because I have a bunch of stainless ones that polish up nicely. I've used it to squirt a few pumps of grease in occasionally.
    In case you haven't tried it, a grease fitting with a 1/4 pipe thread will screw right in to the hole the original guide goes. It is a 10mm machine thread but the 1/4 pipe thread will work just fine for a grease (Zirk) fitting.

    Tom
     
  7. Donavan321

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    Yeah, it's really one of those things that get over looked on our Ht motors, we sure do want to keep our happy times....happy! :) thanks for all of the responses!
     

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