Newbie from El Paso

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by gantech, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. gantech

    gantech New Member

    Found on Craigslist a complete bike and am having fun with it.
    yesterday the stupid clutch quit with the lever loose. Only paid 300
    bucks so it was a cheap introduction.

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  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard.

    I might have the answer to your clutch issue, though it's bee so long since I've dealt with this that I might have a hard time remembering it properly. But I'll try.

    Start by removing the cover over the engine drive chain sprocket. This is the assembly that includes that clutch actuator arm. I think you'll find that that actuator arm is up further than it's supposed to be. You might also find the remains of the pin that used to hold the arm in place. Fiddle around a bit until you get that arm seated back down the way it should be and replace the cover. You ought to be good to go.

    I think that these retaining pins can be replaced. But when I had the same issue on an old bike I didn't bother. When that arm popped up I'd simply pull the cover, put all back in place and then ride again. It would go perhaps a month on average between breakdowns.
  3. gantech

    gantech New Member

    Thank you for your help! That did the trick!
    Works great now
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I got one right!!! I got one right!!!

    Well, I suppose I'm exaggerating by celebrating. I do get them right sometimes.

    But I do lack some of the technical knowledge that can be found in others around here. So nailing one is kinda fun.

    Glad it worked out for you.