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#1:  How to adjust your clutch Author: club_c Post Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:27 pm

To properly adjust that clutch you need to follow these instructions:

"1. Loosen the clutch cable at the clutch lever so there is significant free play.
2. Follow the clutch cable down to the left side of the engine case where the clutch cable enters the side case and remove the access cover by removing the two screws.
3. Loosen the locknut- the lock nut may be hard to break free but it will come undone with a little force.
4. Using a phillips screwdriver of the proper size, turn in the adjusting screw cockwise in until it just touches the clutch rod. You may have to practice this a few times to get the feel of where bottom is. NOTE: there is an O-ring on the screw shaft which will cause some reisistance. Be sure the screw contacts the push rod firmly but lightly.
5. Using the phillips screwdriver, rotate the adjusting screw 3/16 to 1/4 turn out counterclockwise.
6. Tighten the locknut while holding the adjusting screw in place using a phillips screwdrver to be sure the adjusting screw does not turn in.
Caution: Do not operate the clutch lever until the clutch mechanism adjustment is complete. Otherwise the steel balls that are in the housing may disengage.
7. Readjust the clutch lever free play at the handlebar so that there is 2-3 mm free play."

#2:   Author: red78ta Post Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:25 am

I accidentally "disengaged the steel balls" while I was doing this... it wasn't too much of a pain to get 'em back and engaged, but still a pain that i didn't pay more attention to what i was doing...

#3:   Author: coalstoves Post Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:38 am

I did this when replacing the clutch cable and must say that it is like feeling around in the dark to determine when it contacts the rod . As you turn the screw in the lock nut tightens and if you loosen that up to much the the lever skips off the notch it locks on to .
It took some fussing with till I was comfortable were I had it .

#4:  Re: How to adjust your clutch Author: jceloria Post Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:16 am

Great Post!!! Saved me what I'm sure would've been hours tomorrow removing the left side crank case cover again to check if I'd put something together wrong! Immediately fixed my slipping and now I can sleep soundly!!

#5:   Author: katatonic61 Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:41 pm

I did this yesterday and my bike wouldn't move off, clutch would not disengage at all. I had to open it up again and back the screw out 4 1/2 complete turns to get it to move. Thoughts?

#6:   Author: coalstoves Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:21 pm

prolly 5 turns too much then
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