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64 BSA B40 Clutch lever and cable is so Stiff.. #333336 09/13/10 6:53 pm
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So, I just put in a new clutch cable. Its so stiff that I barely can pull it. Its a 64 for the cable goes around the backside and through so it requires a bit of a bend in the cable, i used lube in the casing. etc. not sure what else to do to make it easier to pull. The clutch was put in about 2 years ago and it sat for the whole time until now. Is this something that will break in after time? my fingers are falling off. help..

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Re: 64 BSA B40 Clutch lever and cable is so Stiff.. [Re: Peter W] #333345 09/13/10 7:39 pm
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Peter,
Check to see if the clutch plates are freeing off. Have the bike in neutral, pull in the clutch lever and try the kickstarter. If the clutch plates are free the kickstart should operate without turning the engine over. If the engine turns over you will need to free the plates off. Sometimes a few sharp jabs on the kicker will work (with the clutch lever pulled in)...if not...it's a spannering job.
Also your clutch springs could have been adjusted too tightly and might need slackening off a little.
When you are happy with the clutch plates and springs you can consider the run of the cable.
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Re: 64 BSA B40 Clutch lever and cable is so Stiff.. [Re: Peter W] #333368 09/13/10 9:18 pm
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As well as Beeza,s suggestions you should do an adjustment of the center screw and the clutch rod lever as per the manual, if not done correctly you can be left with too little movement, same issue if the clutch springs are too tight.

Re: 64 BSA B40 Clutch lever and cable is so Stiff.. [Re: kommando] #333554 09/14/10 8:45 pm
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Perfect. Ill give those suggestions a shot. Thanks again. I feel like i have sprained fingers right now...


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