Old gal at her wits end with clutch issue

scootertrash

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Hi, 100% newbie who thinks she has lost her mind. Convinced my husband to get bikes & some engines, it will be fun... that was almost 4 weeks ago & still no go.
I think I have resolved every other issue but I can't get this clutch working.

Have been working with a mechanic via phone calls to get us going but it's hit & miss when we connect.
The clutch plate was stuck, lossened flower nut & removed plate & spring, cleaned all the crud in between all the pads, greased the gear (per instructions) then found the little notches in the spring & I think we tightened it ... while trying to get bike going the chain slipped (my fault too sloppy) then the clutch was suddenly really stiff & now I can't get the cover by the arm back on right like that bar is sticking out (that's been greased too & yes the ball bearing is in there)

The actuator arm just keeps swinging outward & if i line everything up & put the bolts back in the actuator arm is super stiff & no way the clutch lever on the handlebars would take the tension.

Sorry for being so wordy but i have spent weeks here looking & see "need more info"

Please save my marriage lol .... i only know these engine terms from weeks of researching answers... i truly have no clue otherwise.

Feeling kinda silly right about now :oops:
 

Johnny trigger

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Are you completely sure that the small clutch arm that goes into that side cover is in the correct position when you tighten it into the engine case.
 

scootertrash

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Are you completely sure that the small clutch arm that goes into that side cover is in the correct position when you tighten it into the engine case.
Through small adjustments of the spring & then slowly adjusting the clutch everything lined up. Mechanic friend had me put cover back on with actuator arm lined up & slowly screw back in, then we did the spring & flower nut, the bar must have popped back into position.
And have left alone now as instructed
 

scootertrash

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Thank you, more great vids. I guess what I was doing when adjusting that spring was like like a light switch, was rolling the bike a few feet to disengage the clutch where I actually needed to roll inches, when my screw driver was starting to twist & feel like it would break my mechanic friend had me stop, adjust the flower nut... it worked.
Lesson learned about small adjustments on that internal spring.

Thank you so much for helping
 
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