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I mean who doesn't like one forearm bigger than the other, lol. Nice job on the modification!
Right... symmetry is highly overrated. The forearms of my youth would laugh at the idea of an "easy" clutch pull.I mean who doesn't like one forearm bigger than the other, lol. Nice job on the modification!
Right... symmetry is highly overrated. The forearms of my youth would laugh at the idea of an "easy" clutch pull.
Me in the first gulf war (1991)
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... and scorpions and foot long centipedes...camel spiders?
In school we had a name forso Im not going to spoil it yet, but in my engine build thread I will show what "conversion" ive been doing with all the xs bikes I build, and it makes the clutch sooooo easy and smooth to pul you cant even belive it, its a suprise, stay tuned
I got the springtime wake-up chores done.... well, mostly. Good enough to give it a test anyway. After warming it up for a few minutes, I dropped it into first and got a definite thunk instead of it's normal click. I played with the adjusters on the perch and the actuator and finally got it to the point where it would go into and out of gear fairly easy... but not as easy as it used to do. Toodled 'round the hood for about 30 min. Back roads... lots of stop and go... got it nice and hot and it stayed about the same. Played with adjustment some more and got it to the point where neutral was fairly easy to find... again, not as easy as it used to be... but tolerable. Here's the problem though, adjustment is on a hairs edge. Any movement one way or the other will cause either slipping or drag... there's no margin on either side. I'm guessin that adjustment would be a constant, almost daily battle.
So.... on to V.2. I'll TIG the hole closed and re-drill it at 45MM. That's still 10MM better than the existing 35MM length.
As far as riding and shifting, it was almost effortless. Like a hot knife thru butter.
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I've changed the cotter pins to hitch pins in many spots on the bike, the worm being one of them .....
You boys look in tech section?So... looks like my last post was back in May 2020... oops... forgot all about this thread. Thanks for the memory jog @Mailman
I've run the bike two season now with the last configuration tried (comment #34)... that's the 45mm arm. Very happy with it. Pull is light (for our XS') and no clutch slip or drag. There is a lot of lever there, so the initial adjustment is a bit finicky, but once I got it dialed in it works just fine and doesn't change much, hot or cold. Shifting, including neutral is easy with no clunkiness. I'd attribute that more to the excellent Motion Pro cable than anything.
Still waiting on @billy icon to spill the beans on his super duper clutch actuator. View attachment 207399
Two years is a looong tease.
Coming this spring, my next try at improving the clutch for us old arthritis challenged folk...
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I'm happy with the current pull force, but it's almost a full lever. Very little left over on either end of engaged/disengaged. I'm hoping to cut that in half while keeping the light pull. The Enfield actuator uses ball bearings. Should be much smoother than the plastic worm setup. Stay tuned.