Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Rural north/central Louisiana
Routine maint. clutch adj?
Last night, while doing some routine maintenance, I did the clutch adjustment. However, where I get a little iffy is how the manual describes that you loosen the lock nut, tighten down the adjuster screw 'until it stops'. As I'm turning in the adjuster screw, I can feel it getting harder and harder, but not sure exactly how tight I should go 'until it stops'. What I finally did was to tighten the screw until it got pretty firm to the feel and then backed off 1/4 turn. Being the persnickety guy that I be, it has been at the back of mind if I did this correctly. The clutch works just fine.....good strong engagement with no slipping or funny noises or feel. Should I have cranked down on the screw until it got really tight, which would have been truly 'until it stops' tight? ...did I get it right by turning the screw in until it got quite firm?
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