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PostSubject: Clutch set-up advice    Clutch set-up advice  Icon_minitimeJuly 2nd 2014, 10:09 pm

So I removed the variable drive out of my mower and but in a 5 speed transaxle. I've made a double pulley clutch similar to Fearless Fronts and I was wondering what do you guys think is the best spring set-up. Pulling straight across and from the top like Fearless Fronts or from the other side straight back.
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch set-up advice    Clutch set-up advice  Icon_minitimeJuly 2nd 2014, 10:28 pm

Theres a few ways to do it

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I made my own double pulley as well, and make sure yours is on the "slack" side of the belt, witch is how mine is pictured. My clutch has a arm coming off it for the linkage and spring, and the spring has all thread that runs to a back support, then goes through a washer with a nut on the other side so adjustment, and to at first, draw it tight, pictured like this setup.

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So no, it doesnt really matter how you do it, as long as it has full tension throughout the clutch action/movement. I guess its more of a space thing, i just made sure mine wasnt to low, in case it bottomed out or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch set-up advice    Clutch set-up advice  Icon_minitimeJuly 2nd 2014, 10:45 pm

My issue mostly is space. I've had it pulling straight out which worked but I had to push the clutch out further so that it wouldn't rub on the steering and brake lever. And now it leaves me with little space for it to be pulled straight out but I also don't have much room to pull back.
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch set-up advice    Clutch set-up advice  Icon_minitimeMay 23rd 2015, 3:31 pm

how do you guys fasten the clutch setup with the pulleys to the tab off the frame and still allow it to pivot? use a locknut and several washers just snugged up?
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch set-up advice    Clutch set-up advice  Icon_minitimeMay 23rd 2015, 4:03 pm

I personally used a washer and a normal nut with some lock tight. I haven't had any issues with it. You could also use a lock washer and some lock tight.
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