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- 11:56 AM
- Apr 8, 2022
Im confused - the rear wheel should rotate freely when I engage the clutch, ie: I pull the clutch handle and I can ride and peddle the bike like normal - when the clutch is NOT engaged, ie: I am not pulling the clutch then the rear tire should not rotate freely (or possibly a weebit as chainlube mentioned).When clutch is NOT engaged, the rear tire should NOT drag and the wheel should rotate freely. otherwise you will totally burn out and destroy your clutch.
Here below is how to adjust the clutch properly.
When adjusting the flower nut on the clutch, make sure that you have the clutch lever pulled in and locked in place. (Disengaged)
Tighten the flower nut until you can't turn the back wheel at all, from there, turn the nut counter clockwise a "notch" at a time until you get the rear wheel to turn freely by hand and stop right there and put the lock screw back in place at that notch where the wheel just starts to turn freely.
When you release the clutch lever, (clutch fully engaged), it should of course be totally locked up and at this point you should have it right.
Otherwise I dont see any isues with the clutch, its firm and disengages / engages smoothly and the bike rides smooth - I was thinking the tire movement when pushing the bike forward with the clutch NOT engaged would indicate a compression / leak issue. The clutch may not be 100% perfect, but even when firmly tugging on the clutch arm on the actual engine itself to confirm its not engaged what so ever I still have have the tire rotating a weebit when pushing the bike forward like in the video.