Clutch pushrod end shape

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Clutch pushrod end shape

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Post by kngkong » Wed May 15, 2019 10:49 pm

Hey,

My clutch pushrod is shaped a little differently than what I see around.

This is the side which goes into the gearbox. The opposite end is flat and hardened like I would expect.

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What is the extra tip for? I expect the rod is actually riding on the shoulder I have marked with the arrows below? Do I need that tip? I imagine this side should be hardened as well?

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Everything is working fine by the way. Just curious.



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Re: Clutch pushrod end shape

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Post by RUBONE » Thu May 16, 2019 12:49 am

The rod had a tip until '65 when it was changed for electric start bikes. The tip fit the notch in the release fork on the clutch shaft.

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Re: Clutch pushrod end shape

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Post by Larry » Thu May 16, 2019 12:58 am

I believe the tip aids in assembly.

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Re: Clutch pushrod end shape

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Post by RooDog » Thu May 16, 2019 2:53 am

That extended tip registers in a hole in the center of the throwout bearing, the clutch release bearing. There is no movement between the two just in and out motion.
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Re: Clutch pushrod end shape

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Post by RooDog » Thu May 16, 2019 2:55 am

It spins with the main shaft and the big ball bearing takes care of the friction....

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Re: Clutch pushrod end shape

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Post by kngkong » Thu May 16, 2019 6:49 am

Got it, cool. Thanks for the explanation.

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