Clutch stupid question! clutch pads

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by lewsidius, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. lewsidius

    lewsidius Member

    what are clutch pads and where are they located?
     

  2. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

    Clutch Pads

    As you're sitting on your bike, look down at the right side of your engine. The big cover is the clutch cover. Under this is the clutch assembly. You will see what is called a flower nut, and a small screw, holdind on the clutch plate. If you remove the screw and nut you will find a clutch spring under the plate and will be able to see the pads. They will be round or square, don't matter unless you're ordering new ones.
    The flower nut is for your clutch adjustment. The pads are replaceable when worn out. If the clutch is slipping, try turning in the flower nut a notch or two (or three). To remove the flower nut, locking the clutch lever in will take pressure off the clutch and make removing it easier.
    The clutch pads are what "Grabs" the two plates, Inner and outer plates, when you let out the clutch lever, to connect your engine to the rear wheel.
    I hope I've explained this as simply as possible. Any more questions, feel free. There are no stupid questions, Only stupid answers. It's better to ask and know than to be a mushroom.
    Big Red.
     
  3. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

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  4. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

  5. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    the only stupid question is the one that goes un-asked.
    some clutch pads are square and some are round (the ones in my engines are round).
    all they really are is rubber friction pads similar to what radial tires are made out of.
     
  6. lewsidius

    lewsidius Member

    thanks guys
    that makes alot of sense
    i was worried they were on the other side near the cam shaft or
    something like that
    i thought when i opened the side of the engine that they fell out or got really worn
    i foolishly didnt tighten my screws after riding several times and i lost a screw right on the plate where my camshaft is and it basically grinded up my camshaft so i have that on order!
    :dunce:
    ah well some time you learn the hard way
    as long as you dont make the same mistake twice and learn from it right!
    thanks all!
     
  7. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member



    2 stroke engines do not have camshafts.
     
  8. lewsidius

    lewsidius Member

    on kings motor bikes thats what they called it but its this part in the pic
     

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  9. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

    Clutch lever shaft

    Kings M.B's are NOT riders or builders. They are just a distributor. I think they got that term from some guy in china that speaks very little english. If you've ever tried to read a chinese instruction manual you already know what I mean. Although it is a type of cam, In the U.S. a cam, or camshaft, is associated with the opening and closing of valves in an engine.
    Big Red.
     
  10. lewsidius

    lewsidius Member

    i know what you mean about the manuals yikes
     
  11. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    yes in theory, that part is a cam, but not the type of cam that most people associate the word "cam" with.
    anything that has an eccentric is actually a cam, but that part is known as the bucking bar or clutch rod in my opinion.
     
  12. lewsidius

    lewsidius Member

    right makes sense!
    thanks guys
    thats really funny
    but i promise i will not contribute any further in the
    wrong term for this part:cool:
    thanks for the lil tips guys:bowdown:
     
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