2-28 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Pull the clutch lever [A] lightly, and check the flee play [B].
Clutch Lever Free Play
8 ∼ 13 mm (0.31 ∼ 0.51 in.)
If the play is too wide, the clutch may not release fully. If
the play is too narrow, the clutch may not engage fully. In
either case, adjust it.
Clutch Lever (Clutch Cable) Free Play Adjustment
Turn the clutch cable adjuster [A] so that the clutch lever
will have 8 ∼ 13 mm (0.31 ∼ 0.51 in.) of play.
Be sure that the outer cable end at the clutch lever
is fully seated in the adjuster at the clutch lever, or
it could slip into the place later, creating enough
cable play to prevent clutch disengagement.
If the free play can not be adjusted with the clutch cable
adjuster, use the adjusting nut.
Turn the adjusting nut [A] at the clutch cable lower end so
that clutch lever has 8 ∼ 13 mm (0.31 ∼ 0.51 in.) of play.
Tighten the locknut, and start the engine and check that
the clutch does not slip and that it release properly.
Clutch Plates Inspection
Remove the clutch plates (see Clutch Removal in the
Visually inspect the friction and steel plates to see if they
show signs of seizure, uneven wear or any other damage.
If any plates show signs of damage, replace the friction
plates and steel plates as a set.
Measure the thickness of the friction plate [A] at several
points with vernier calipers.
Friction Plate Thickness
2.92 ∼ 3.08 mm (0.115 ∼ 0.121 in.)
2.7 mm (0.11 in.)
If they have worn past the service limit, replace them with