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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Adjusting the clutch

Better to have it engage with the pedal closer to the floor? Mine engages about 1/3 of the way up. Thinking it should engage sooner.
It's a cable and a T5.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 05:31 PM
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Personal preference. Where do you want it to engage?

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I guess I'm concerned that, if it's getting pulled too far from the flywheel, it'll wear unevenly... and I guess for personal preference I'd like it a little closer to the floor.

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As long as you don't have preload (clutch tension before touching the pedal) or the opposite (pressing all the way to the floor and not dis-engaging the clutch completely) you can adjust it anywhere in between and it won't make any difference, other than personal preference. I like mine 3/4 from the bottom.

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Im moving mine down a bit at a time with the old rod though. With a cable i think it can be done wrong you just need to keep the fork "neutral" longer, more dead band.
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