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Offline RoyC

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Clutch lever setting
« on: 18.12. 2017 15:04 »
I am just trying to determine what length to cut my clutch pushrod to.
What position should the pushrod lever be in for new clutch plates A or B ?

Thanks, Roy.

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Offline Billybream

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Re: Clutch lever setting
« Reply #1 on: 18.12. 2017 15:25 »
Your lever appears bent, but should not make any difference to operation.
With the clutch engaged fully, handle bar lever back to the bar the lever on the gear box should be parallel to the gear box casing as per pic A.
Ensure you have a good working ball in the gear box lever and after cutting your push rod harden the end.
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Re: Clutch lever setting
« Reply #2 on: 18.12. 2017 15:58 »
Thanks for that Billy.
When you say "Ensure you have a good working ball in the gear box lever", do you mean the ball in between the two halves of the pushrod ?
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Re: Clutch lever setting
« Reply #3 on: 18.12. 2017 16:32 »
Hi Roy.
If you take off the gear box inspection cap directly below the clutch lever you will see the actuator arm and adjusting screw, you will find a ball in this screw but it's crimped so difficult to replace. So just get a new screw easy to find on EBay.
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Re: Clutch lever setting
« Reply #4 on: 18.12. 2017 17:07 »
Hi Roy.
If you take off the gear box inspection cap directly below the clutch lever you will see the actuator arm and adjusting screw, you will find a ball in this screw but it's crimped so difficult to replace. So just get a new screw easy to find on EBay.
Thanks for that. Just ordered a new one.
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Re: Clutch lever setting
« Reply #5 on: 18.12. 2017 17:41 »
With the clutch engaged fully


Should be 'With the clutch disengaged', i.e. with lever pulled the clutch plates are separated.
Engaged fully = when your riding and lever not being pulled in.

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Re: Clutch lever setting
« Reply #6 on: 18.12. 2017 18:41 »
With the clutch engaged fully


Should be 'With the clutch disengaged', i.e. with lever pulled the clutch plates are separated.
Engaged fully = when your riding and lever not being pulled in.
Thanks Roger.
The handlebar bit threw me, " With the clutch engaged fully, handle bar lever back to the bar " .
Now that you have said " Disengaged ", it makes sense.

Roy.
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Re: Clutch lever setting
« Reply #7 on: 18.12. 2017 19:04 »
Sorry for misleading you Roy, should have said clutch withdrawn fully.
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Re: Clutch lever setting
« Reply #8 on: 18.12. 2017 19:37 »
Anyone got any idea where I can get a NEW or VERY GOOD clutch operating arm ?
Been looking for ages.
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Re: Clutch lever setting
« Reply #9 on: 18.12. 2017 19:51 »
SRM do a nice stainless one

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Re: Clutch lever setting
« Reply #10 on: 18.12. 2017 20:05 »
Anyone got any idea where I can get a NEW or VERY GOOD clutch operating arm ?
Been looking for ages.
I had mine replated.

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Re: Clutch lever setting
« Reply #11 on: 18.12. 2017 20:13 »
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Re: Clutch lever setting
« Reply #12 on: 18.12. 2017 20:50 »
I got mine from dragonfly in Broad St Bungay . A nice stainless one.

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Re: Clutch lever setting
« Reply #13 on: 18.12. 2017 22:18 »
Anyone got any idea where I can get a NEW or VERY GOOD clutch operating arm ?
Been looking for ages.

If it’s just the shaft is worn oval on your current arm making you search for a new one.....they can be held in a chuck and made round again, my engineer did mine and then made a new bush for the gearbox cover to fit it. Only downside was that he had to make a tiny centre hole in the visible part of the arm, to hold it straight during machining.

As he said, it won’t need to be done again for another 60 years will it  *smile*
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Re: Clutch lever setting
« Reply #14 on: 19.12. 2017 06:32 »
Anyone got any idea where I can get a NEW or VERY GOOD clutch operating arm ?
Been looking for ages.
If it’s just the shaft is worn oval on your current arm making you search for a new one.....they can be held in a chuck and made round again, my engineer did mine and then made a new bush for the gearbox cover to fit it. Only downside was that he had to make a tiny centre hole in the visible part of the arm, to hold it straight during machining.

As he said, it won’t need to be done again for another 60 years will it  *smile*

Mine is not worn, just cosmetics.  :!
My bike is a 1958 A7SS
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