Tips From The Toolbox
Wobbly Clutch ?
All Starmaker and Stormer clutch centres have a certain amount of free play on the main shaft splines, even from new. If your clutch cable has snapped inside the clutch casing check for excessive clutch wobble as the slots in the face of the basket can cut through the clutch cable. The excessive wobble is probably a combination of worn splines to either main shaft or clutch centre and excessive wear in the centre bearing #27831
After studying the clutch assembly, you've probably realized that it is not as straight forward as you might have wished to replace the centre bearing! and that the job will involve removing the clutch housing rivets. Arghh...!
The solution... We have a modification, that once carried out, will make the job a piece of cake for subsequent bearing replacements and make the clutch housing & sprocket assembly a much stronger item.
Firstly weld the clutch basket to the sprocket using an electric stick arc welder (a bit tricky admittedly). Then machine out the inside of the housing to allow the bearing to be pressed out.
Then machine a circlip groove in the housing, replace the bearing and fit a suitable circlip, to retain it. Job done!
We can supply you with a suitable Circlip Part No.FB1357