46WL Clutch Release Cable

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46WL Clutch Release Cable

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Post by old man emu » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:48 pm

What can anyone tell me about the length of this clutch cable?
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My thought is that it is a Type II , which should not be on a 46WL.

Also, is there anything wrong with the length of pushrod that is extending from the nut at the centre of the clutch hub?

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Re: 46WL Clutch Release Cable

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Post by james » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:07 am

Ome,
That clutch rod screw looks to be out too far. Try turning it in and see the results.
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Re: 46WL Clutch Release Cable

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:21 am

The cable length is the same on all 45s, no matter what version, from '41-'73. So you are dealing with adjustment issues or cable stretch. The screw for the pushrod seems way to extended too.

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Re: 46WL Clutch Release Cable

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:27 am

That would be a insane amount of cable stretch, insane..

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Re: 46WL Clutch Release Cable

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Post by old man emu » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:53 am

Is the clutch release cable for a BT the same length as for the WL?

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Re: 46WL Clutch Release Cable

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:04 am

BT foot clutch doesn't have a cable, it uses a pull rod.
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Re: 46WL Clutch Release Cable

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:05 am

BT foot clutch doesn't have a cable, it uses a pull rod. That cable in a tube is unique to 45s.

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Re: 46WL Clutch Release Cable

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Post by old man emu » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:43 am

Methinks that the solution is to replace the whole assembly. I strongly doubt that it would be possible to stretch a multi-strand cable, such as this one, to the length it appears to be.

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Re: 46WL Clutch Release Cable

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Post by Doc37W » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:14 am

Robbie's right on the adjustment issues. Back out the center screw & nut, then check the distance between the pressure plate and the edge of the spring collar. Should be 31/32", measured along the studs that has an adjusting nut. Once that is correct, go to the rocker pedal, take the connector yoke off, and loosen the locking nut, backing it up as far as you can with the yoke to take all that slack out of the cable. Reinstall it on the rocker pedal. Then, adjusting the screw in the center of the clutch, push the clutch arm out as far as it will go,& back the screw out a 1/4 turn. Tighten the locking nut. It's all in the Service Manual. I have seen cables that break in the tube and start to stretch, but usually, they remain pulled out and won't return.

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