SPIRAL GEAR CLUTCH RELEASE
6. Outer gear
2. Adjuster screw
7. Bolt (2)
9. Cotter pin
(1 1), 118
10. Cable spring
rotates the arm which moves toward the
clutch. The adjusting screw in the arm then
pushes against the clutch pushrod, which
extends through the hollow transmission input
shaft and releases the clutch pressure plate
from the pack of frictim and steel plates.
Early models use a clutch release with 2
spiral gears riding on 11 ball bearings (Figure
Late models use a clutch release with 3 ball
bearings riding up ramps in the release arm.
1. Place the bike on its centerstand.
2. Remove the left footpeg bolt, lockwasher
and the footpeg (A, Figure 2).
Remove the shift pedal (B. Figure 2);
remove the bolt. and spread the slot open with
a screwdriver if necessary. If your bike has
linkage between the shift pedal and shift shaft.
remove the circlip at the pedal and remove all
the linkage (Figure 3).
4. Remove the 2 bolts securing the starter
motor cover. and remove the cover and gasket
5. Remove the 4 bolts securing the engine
sprocket cover and remove the cover (Figure
5). Be careful not to damage the shift shaft oil
6. If you want to detach the clutch cable,
remove the clutch release lever cotter pin
(Figure 6). Remove the cable tip from the lever.
7A. On late models:
a. Pull the release arm out of the release
b. Remove the 3 ball bearings and their cage
7B. On early models (see Figure 1):
a. Remove the 2 screws that mount the
release housing to the sprocket cover.
b. Remove the circlip and separate the outer
and inner spiral release gears. Be careful
not to lose the 1 1 release balls; in case you
do, they are 1/8 in. diameter.
8. To assemble, reverse the disassembly steps.
Note the following:
a. Apply grease to all clutch release parts
b. On early models, the inner spiral gear
must be installed so that when the 2 gears
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