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Re: Rapid Loss of Clutch Adjustment
« Reply #15 on: 08.04. 2015 12:26 »
That's a good point about the slack.  Even the Haynes manual cautions against too tight an adjustment of the cable, recommending 1/16 inch play.
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Re: Rapid Loss of Clutch Adjustment
« Reply #16 on: 08.04. 2015 19:36 »
Although I have yet to take off the primary (am waiting for a new gasket) I am fairly convinced it was clutch adjuster screw, as it was quite mangled. I have ordered a new one, a pushrod, gaskets.

Should I be concerned about the ground components (possibly the ball bearing as well) rattling around in the gear box? How would you suggest that I deal with this?

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Re: Rapid Loss of Clutch Adjustment
« Reply #17 on: 08.04. 2015 21:38 »
Can the ball bearing even reach the gearbox?

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Re: Rapid Loss of Clutch Adjustment
« Reply #18 on: 09.04. 2015 08:27 »
I still think you should investigate the spring tensions. Any overheating of the push rod will probably be due to spring imbalance. It really is worth spending a bit of time getting this right as most clutch problems start with spring tensions problems. Previous posts regarding slotted baskets are also true and worth investigating. Clutch baskets are cheap and should be replaced if slotted; don't bother filing the slots!
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