first install: sloppy clutch lever

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by mikesova, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. mikesova

    mikesova Member

    "80 CC" Blue Collar Bikes Engine

    My clutch lever is really loose and doesn't do anything. I was trying to feed the chain through the sprocket in the motor but the sprocket wont move and the clutch lever doesn't seem to be doing anything. It doesn't seem like it should be this sloppy. I would think it should be firm and act like it is doing something when you move it. any suggestions?

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    you might want to try moving the lever (clutch) on the case (engine case)

    seeing if it feels right down there

    if it does seem to work at the case

    then it would seem to be in the cable

    ride that thing Mountainman
  3. mikesova

    mikesova Member

    that's the lever I'm talking about the one on the case. It's really sloppy and doesn't actuate anything. Should i take the cover off and see what's going on inside?
  4. hill climber

    hill climber Member

    they feel sloppy like that. push the lever toward the cable guide. when it stops push hard, it will almost hurt your thumb. the clutch lever on the motor is very stiff. the lever will swing almost 90 degree. if this is not the case you may be missing the release shaft or the bearing that the shaft pushes on. hope this helps. HEY!! DO A WHEELIE! hill climber
  5. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    The clutch lever is going to feel loose until it hits the 3 O'clock position when you turn it CCW. At that point it will take quite a bit of force with your bare hands to move it another hour or so, and this is where the clutch will disengage. I would hook up the cable, and lock the clutch lever to thread the chain.
  6. Make sure the Clutch arm ( One that swings into the Motor ) Is seated all the way down.

    Any problems give me a ring .



    Last edited: Oct 1, 2008
  7. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Also, I don't think you'll get that chain threaded around that engine drive sprocket. You'll need to take the cover off. And then you'll have a chance to see that that clutch arm is seated right.

    Good luck.