My clutch arm is stiff to pull in, which makes the lever really hard to pull in,{80cc kit}

sonic883

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i recently bought a kit online and it came in the mail and im putting on the bike now . i already put it together but i have never started it up because the clutch wont disengage, so i did researching an couldn't find an answer to my problem so my supposed motorised bike sat there for a month, now im attempting it again but now there clutch arm is hard to push in compared to before with makes the lever on the handlebars really hard to pull in, im really about to quit trying. i feel this bike is not going to work out, because theres always a problem just as i think its done,

any answer will be appreciated

have a nice day p
 

Chainlube

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The clutch shaft will freeze up a bit when not used, you might have to turn the clutch disc to free it up.
 

Captain Rainmaker

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Sometimes brand new engines can need some encouragement to free up the clutch. Take the plate off the drive sprocket and give the rod a few good solid taps with a mallet.
 

BrainPain

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I had the same problem I couldn't even peddle my bike to start with I rolled downhill to start it and adjusted the clutch cable about 4 times each time after a short trip. The point they stick think before you get drastic.
I know nothing.
 
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inspectorcritic

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Pull your gear cover off the one with the lever grease the lever up but make sure you don't lose the little roller shaft and small steel ball inside.
Sounds like you have a snag on the cable lever only needs a fraction of an inch to work.
 

Shawnandkate8

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New builder here. Just got the first build done!! Lost the bucking bar in all the hustle. Used a ground down bolt for the interim until the replacement gets here. I too am having all kinds of clutch issues but I can’t seem to get the flower nut tension right. Once I get the new bucking bar and bearing I will attempt to re- adjust clutch but my question is- are there break in procedures involved with the clutch? The first time I rode it with the makeshift bucking bar the clutch would disengage the motor. After 10 mins of riding and a couple start stops the clutch wouldn’t disengage the engine anymore. I adjusted the clutch once more but it only worked for one pull as well. Then discovered my makeshift bar was too short. So I ordered another and am waiting for it so I don’t spin my wheels (pun intended) adjusting the clutch with the wrong bucking bar.
 

DAMIEN1307

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Used a ground down bolt for the interim until the replacement gets here. I too am having all kinds of clutch issues but I can’t seem to get the flower nut tension right. Once I get the new bucking bar and bearing I will attempt to re- adjust clutch but my question is- are there break in procedures involved with the clutch?
Hopefully you didnt lose the round little steel bearing in that little hole that the bucking bar goes into...Did you notice that the bucking bar has a concave end on it that rests against the ball bearing???...I will bet that your ground down bolt does not have a concave to it...lol...that is so the ball can "turn" and not cause excessive wear to the bucking bar or or the other components when engaging the clutch and requires a dab of either white lithium grease or some "red and tacky" on both the concave end as well as the other end of the bucking bar on a periodic basis...DAMIEN
 

Karl Snarl

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New builder here. Just got the first build done!! Lost the bucking bar in all the hustle. Used a ground down bolt for the interim until the replacement gets here. I too am having all kinds of clutch issues but I can’t seem to get the flower nut tension right. Once I get the new bucking bar and bearing I will attempt to re- adjust clutch but my question is- are there break in procedures involved with the clutch? The first time I rode it with the makeshift bucking bar the clutch would disengage the motor. After 10 mins of riding and a couple start stops the clutch wouldn’t disengage the engine anymore. I adjusted the clutch once more but it only worked for one pull as well. Then discovered my makeshift bar was too short. So I ordered another and am waiting for it so I don’t spin my wheels (pun intended) adjusting the clutch with the wrong bucking bar.
First ride i take, i slip my clutch hard on a rake off. In hopes it wears all the pads even quicker. These pads are the hardest longest lived part on these bikes. Takes a few miles to get the pucks all worn even. Usually after first tanks they are even and grabbing good, so i back off on slipping it and ride normal. Just dont slip it to much or two hard. One good hard one to start and then easier on it. You'll know when they are all the same height, stops whining and screeching so much when ya pull away from a stop.
 
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