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hooverbj
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I'm trying to adjust the clutch on my 1966 50/2. There is very little info in my Clymer and the New Barrington book. What I have read suggests there should be some free play at the handlebar lever. I have the adjuster screw at the handlebar ALL the way in and still there is no free play. I'm fearful of burning out my clutch prematurely. I'm surprised at the lack of information on what seems like should be basic information.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Brian Hoover
Cedar City,Utah

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Well here’s how I do

Well here’s how I do it:

Start at pushrod end by adjusting the lever to just snug up with no play. Get the rear wheel off the ground, start her up and adjust using the hand lever screw to fine tune the engagement point.

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I would do what you did

I would do what you did (adjuster at handlebars full loose) then adjust the screw at transmission pivot arm for 1-2 turns of play,then adjust the handlebar adjustment for your preferred free play.

Mike

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When you get to a place you

When you get to a place you like, check to see that when the hand lever is about half way through the pull, the lever at the back of the clutch should be parallel to the back of the transmission. That means that the clutch lever initially will be angled away from the back of the transmission. Having this type of arrangement gives maximum power with the clutch actuation.

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Clutch

schrader7032 wrote:

When you get to a place you like, check to see that when the hand lever is about half way through the pull, the lever at the back of the clutch should be parallel to the back of the transmission. That means that the clutch lever initially will be angled away from the back of the transmission. Having this type of arrangement gives maximum power with the clutch actuation.

I need to clarify ..... The lever at the back of the transmission is parallel to the back of the transmission at rest, half way through the pull or when the transmission releases?

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Parallel halfway through the

Parallel halfway through the pull.

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