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Author Topic: Cannot adjust clutch on AVL  (Read 900 times)

baird4444

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Re: Cannot adjust clutch on AVL
« Reply #60 on: February 17, 2014, 07:24:24 PM »
another thing to remember when you put it all back together. A chain that is to tight or to loose can make shifting a bitch, almost like your clutch isn't right...
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Re: Cannot adjust clutch on AVL
« Reply #61 on: February 17, 2014, 10:29:54 PM »
I've seen kerosene for sale in quart bottles for use in old fashioned kerosene lamps.

Of course many of them are scented and they want more for them than two gallons of gasoline would cost.
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Re: Cannot adjust clutch on AVL
« Reply #62 on: February 18, 2014, 04:25:09 PM »
another thing to remember when you put it all back together. A chain that is to tight or to loose can make shifting a bitch, almost like your clutch isn't right...
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I did NOT know that - Thanks for the heads up.  I will check.

Yeah I thought I've seen small bottles of kerosene for zippo lighter refills.  I'll grab some brake cleaner from the auto store.  Easy enough.

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Re: Cannot adjust clutch on AVL
« Reply #63 on: February 18, 2014, 11:20:17 PM »
For what it's worth, Zippo lighters use Naphtha or white gas for their fluid.
I was talking about the old fashioned kerosene lamps with the glass globe or the lanterns like the old railroads used.

I'm not going to suggest that anyone do this but back when I was a young kid, my buddies and I usually used gasoline in a steel pan to clean parts. Obviously more dangerous than kerosene but it works.

If you use disk brake cleaner be sure to apply some oil to any steel parts as soon as their cleaned.

Kerosene, coal oil, or gasoline (petrol) will thin any oil that's on the plates but it won't totally destroy the oils ability to protect steel parts from oxidation.
Disk brake cleaner on the other hand will totally destroy any oil it contacts so the parts will need to be re-oiled to protect them.

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