Clutch Replace Clutch?

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by jared3377, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. jared3377

    jared3377 Member

    My apologies, because I'm sure this has been asked before! But, if someone would point me to a post that could help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it.

    This spring, while getting my MB out of the garage and getting 'er ready to ride, I've been having problems with the clutch.

    It seems that I have to keep adjusting the clutch-cable tighter and tighter so that the little "tag" of cable sticking out of the clutch-control-arm keeps getting longer. I've even had to adjust (twist) the carburetor out of the way to keep the control-arm from sticking.

    So does this mean I'm going to have to replace the clutch? Thank you for your time to read this and respond.

  2. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    How many Mls/Km have u done cos clutch replacement isn't a regular occurance?
  3. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

  4. jared3377

    jared3377 Member

    Excellent, thanks for the quick replies!

    To answer your question, fetor56, I bought the MB a little over a year ago and put over 2,000 miles since. I've been pretty good to the clutch, too (pedal-starting from stop signs, etc.).

    And thanks for the link, arceeguy, I will check into that!
  5. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    you take the slack out of the cable, but you Adjust the clutch with the star nut under the right hand side cover.....

    Did you take the right hand side cover off and check it out?

    Did you try this?

    Those Jaguars make pretty good motored bikes, solid frame and decent brakes
    but I can't stand those big pull back bars they come with......
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2009
  6. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Have you check the clutch pin and ball bearing. On some occasions the bearing on these will cave in due to low quality case hardening. The symptoms,
    you have stated, may be just that, a caved in ball bearing.
  7. jared3377

    jared3377 Member

    As arceeguy first suggested, I adjusted the clutch star-bolt, added a bit of lube to the gears, put the cover back on, and she's good to go and runs very well!

    Thanks for all the help, all! This site never ceases to amaze me with it's posters' expertise! Again, what I thought would be a major fix was a 10 minute adjustment!