Clutch Cable Installation problems

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by amyvomit, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. amyvomit

    amyvomit New Member

    soooo... it looks as though i dont have as much "basic mechanical knowledge" as was required by my motor kit instructions. does anyone have a clear picture of how the clutch cable is put on the motor? i know that it goes from the right side to the lever on the left side but i dont exactly know if its supposed to go through this odd thing thats about 2 inches to the right of the lever.

    any pictures or explanation would be appreciate it.

    i swear i have been searching the site for hours now.


    EDIT: i think i got it.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009

  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    The best advice I can give you is to look at the photos of other builds here.
    I know that the assembly instructions are poor at best.
    Don't give up, and walk away from it for a little while if things seem hopeless.
    I bet that you will come up with the right solution in due time.
    Good luck!
  3. cajunmike

    cajunmike New Member

    the big spring goes over the clutch cable the you thread the cable through that odd thing with the clutch wire coming through it and put the small spring on the clutch wire and thread the wire through the arm and cinch it down with the small brass clamp. hope you can understand this the large spring is for a heat sheild against the cylinder.
  4. Eric Holmes

    Eric Holmes New Member

    Do you remove sheath from the 90 degree to the clutch arm with small spring.

    Hello do you remove the sheath from the 90 degree to the clutch arm.Thank you
  5. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member


    outer "sheath" works under compression. is held still by that thingy thats just behind the cylinder, and under the carb. looks just like the adjustor on the brake levers, except with no convenient slot to drop the cable through when replacing cables. the inner cable has to be poked through that adjustor.

    then the small spring goes between this adjustor doodad thing, with cable threaded through it, and the cable drops into the slot on the clutch arm. and lil brass nipple is screwed tight onto cable to let cable pull on the lever.

    that small spring isnt exactly necessary either...
  6. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Make sure that you do the roller clutch cable modification as shown in these pics, for it makes clutch operation much smoother and drastically reduces the force needed to pull in the clutch lever,