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Author Topic: What is correct clutch arm adjustment?  (Read 394 times)


  • Scooter
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What is correct clutch arm adjustment?
« on: October 18, 2013, 08:07:25 am »
According to the Enfield workshop manual (above), there should be no free play in the adjuster nut, but Pete Snidel says that the nut should be backed off by 1/2 a turn. Which is right do you think?


  • Grand Gearhead
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Re: What is correct clutch arm adjustment?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 10:40:04 am »
I saw the same 'difference of opinions'.  Cant say what is right or wrong, but what i've settle with is setting the adjuster to about 1/8 to 1/4 turn out.  Then I tighten up the cable as 'tight as i dare'.  Generally i have 2 to 3 mm of play at the handle lever. 

Sometimes in heavy stop and go traffic, my clutch gets hot making it difficult to find neutral;  I'll use the barrel adjuster to make minor changes on the fly, try to stay off the clutch and then back it off later on.  This works well for me and my commuting riding conditions.

Hope that helps.  Theres a good amount of information on clutch adjustments for the 5 spd gb in the forum.
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