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may be over thinking it.most people set the kick start gear on top of the ratchet plate to check engagement.
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you still could check them on the clutch gear.it's sticking out of the trap door now isn't it?
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you still could check them on the clutch gear.it's sticking out of the trap door now isn't it?

Yeah you’re right Bruce, I was thinking I wouldn’t be able to see it, but if you turn everything around it’s OK - doing this now. I watched too many tatro videos. It should be fine anyway with everything centered up. Will post some more pics when I’m done, might be a while as I’m away now with work.

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Back cut the gears



Plate re-installed on drum, ready to seal as per advice

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Made a locking tool for clutch tonight, copyright Chevelle. Thanks for the tip, it works a treat. Alu, as it’s all I had but it’s 1/4” thick so should be OK.

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rivets look real good.
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Thanks.

Assembly tip for anyone looking at this in future - grease the o-ring on clutch gear extension or end of nut where it contacts, got torn up on 1st install.

0.040” clearance is good, I have 0.08/9.
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Can’t find the pri. chain adjuster in the parts book - why does HD do this to me?



Just want to check correct bolt lengths and washers and I am guessing this isn’t right?



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Of course...the chains and sprockets section.
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