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Old 05-16-2010, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I started to do a clutch adjustment for the first time today.
It seemed simple enough.

I removed the lock nut but I couldn't get the adjustment screw to turn in either direction. I was afraid to out too much pressure on it and break it.

Please let me know how to loosen the screw.
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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your not supposed to remove the nut....just loosen it. Spray some wd on it leave for a while....if still nothing ...lightly tap it with a small hammer...I mean tap not hit.
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where is that adjuster screw located?
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where is that adjuster screw located?
The adjusted screw is located on the front crankcase...As in the front of the motor.
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The alum will oxidizes creating a power seizing it up. put the nut back on it flush with the end of the adjustor and lightly tap it inward. spray it down with some type of penatrating oil and try again. if it doesn't break loose spray it and let it sit for a little while and try again later. If it still doesn't break loose then the cover will need to be removed to get it freed up.
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The adjusted screw is located on the front crankcase...As in the front of the motor.
Cool deal I thought I seen a adjustment their was not sure.....I "got" to get a Manual for my '09!
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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how do you know when you need to adjust your clutch, I guess I've never really given it any thought
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Old 05-17-2010, 12:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just did this awhile back and it takes about 5 minutes IF your bolt comes loose. My brothers was froze and he had to remove the cover to get his loose. This is for a 450 but its the same as a 500.
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if you have excessive travel in the shifter lever, then it needs adjusting.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Can you/Do you ever need to adjust the ES clutch or shift points?
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