Hello to the group.
In restoring my 1980 R100T, I removed the heavy flywheel and installed a newer style clutch.
Unknown at the time, the newer clutch requires more travel to operate the clutch.
So the investigation went like this.
Original clutch, .040" travel on the pushrod.
3/4" travel on the cable gives overall movement of .050"
.010" for free play in the clutch setting, great.
New clutch requires .090" to operate the clutch.
At least .100" of travel is needed for proper adjustments.
Double the travel, double the cable movement is needed with the old set up.
I am building a lever box to double the cable travel. The clutch cable will attach 1/2 way up a bearinged lever.
The new outgoing cable will attach twice as far from centre, the result is double cable travel.
3/4" cable travel becomes .100". The new clutch will work! Woohoo (I hope)
Anyone with the same problem or has anyone worked out a better way to do this?
Vernon, BC, CA