Is your cable still tight? Loosen your cable adjustment all the way before making that adjustment then adjust the cable otherwise your not going to get everything tighter.
I'm pretty sure it was loose when I did this, but I'm going to have to pull that cover again and verify.Is your cable still tight? Loosen your cable adjustment all the way before making that adjustment then adjust the cable otherwise your not going to get everything tighter.
No, I put it all back together and put oil and coolant in. And then the clutch wasn't disengaging. My first time working on a clutch. Didn't think to verify operation before putting the cover back on.So you have the clutch cover off?
I've gone through my clutch at least 3 times and never had adjust that lock nut.
Not sure what the problem is.
The clutch won't disengage when the lever is pulled in?
You can adjust the cable at BOTH ends.
Agreed. Sucks not having the coolant separate. I drained both the oil and coolant into clean containers. I'm going to reuse since they're both new.Did you put it together correctly?
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I usually drain the coolant through the lower oil cooler hose. This is a PITA job. Should have a separate clutch only cover.
This got me thinking. I recall the "thinner" plate on the outside. And I thought that's what my service manual showed. But, when I look at the parts diagram, it shows the thinner plate on the inside next to the thin spring washer. So, I'm pretty sure that's my issue. I have the thinner plate on the outside. I will have to verify what the service manual says... I probably just read it wrong.The first and last plates have a special orientation.
Unless something is fundamentally different than my previous cable operated Stroms and Stroms of your generation adjusting the clutch is not the same as adjusting the play in the clutch cable. You can have a perfectly adjusted clutch and way too much or too little play in the cable.at the end of last years riding season, i wanted to check my clutch and clutch adjustment because my clutch cable was near the end of it's adjustment. (now i realize that doesn't have anything to do with the adjustment at the clutch itself). but, anyway, i now see that i don't have enough throw in the clutch release arm. There is a lot of play there before there is any resistance.
So, my question is this... the service manual says to go one full turn out before locking down the nut. This seems like too much. Anyone have experience with this?
Yes, you are correct. Unfortunately I didn't realize this until I was in too deep.Unless something is fundamentally different than my previous cable operated Stroms and Stroms of your generation adjusting the clutch is not the same as adjusting the play in the clutch cable. You can have a perfectly adjusted clutch and way too much or too little play in the cable.
If you have a lot of throw or too little throw at the clutch lever you need to adjust that by itself apart for the clutch adjustment. If you feel you have an issue with the Clutch adjust that separately.
Correct, #20 was on the outside. There is no outside/inside to the plates themselves. Only the order really matters.So you had the plates all backwards?
#20 was on the outside? Didn't think it would even fit.
It takes a real man to own up to his mistakes.
Another good tip: Put in 3 Barnett clutch springs for a bit more grab on the clutch. All 6 for a LOT more grab. Clutch pull is much tougher though. I tried both. But got golfers elbow with all 6 B clutch springs in.
Yeah, it made sense after I saw my mistake.That inside fiber disc has a larger ID to fit those metal rings inside of it. #9 and #10.
What part of Wisconsin are you from? I ride there all the time. On the west side central mostly. Excellent places to ride there.