Oil in Reduction - Clutch Shaft ?

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  1. MelMartinez

    MelMartinez Dealer in Mexico

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    Hi Everyone !!!

    By removing the clutch cable guide and support on the back of the Chinese engine, you can see the Reduction - Clutch Shaft underneath; Do you advice to put some oil in it or better leave it alone ?

    I´d appreciate any feedback on this matter.

    Thanks a lot.

    See You in the Road !!!
     

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  2. bseelbach

    bseelbach New Member

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    From what I have read, the consensus seems to be to put grease in there.
     
  3. MelMartinez

    MelMartinez Dealer in Mexico

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    OK, thanks.

    I won´t forget, bseelbach.

    Regards.
     
  4. Creative Engineering

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    Hi Mel,

    Have a look at animation #3...here's the link:

    http://motorbicycling.com/f30/animated-view-ht-clutch-assembly-countershaft-8939.html

    As you can see the countershaft is made up of several sliding components, none of which would benefit from squirting grease into the threaded hole that supports the clutch cable stanchion. Even if enough grease were pumped in to touch the countershaft...the grease would be quickly whipped off the first time the engine is run.

    The best way to lube the assembly is as follows:

    Remove the clutch actuator...remove the pin that protrudes from the countershaft...remove the 8mm ball if you can...if you can't it's O.k.

    Hold a grease gun tight against the end of the countershaft and give it 5-6 shots of grease.

    The grease will then be internal, where it should be. Have a look at the animation, and you will see what I'm referring to.

    Jim
     
  5. MelMartinez

    MelMartinez Dealer in Mexico

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    Thanks Jim,

    This is a very well illustrated lesson.

    See You in the Road !!!
     
  6. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Thanks Jim for the proper info!
     

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