Steering clutch tie rod adjustment

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Hivonoch
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Steering clutch tie rod adjustment

Post by Hivonoch » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:02 pm

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I guy’s I would like to know the proper adjustment of this tie rod in the circle of the photo. The tie rod length between the steering lever and the cam.

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Re: Steering clutch tie rod adjustment

Post by Jim B » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:08 pm

You photo doesn't appear for me. So I am guessing at what you have circled. Do you have a 40 series service manual? (If you don't have a manual you should get in contact with Lavoy about getting one.) I don't have a 40 manual but will offer the page from my 420/430 manual as many of the parts are the same and I think the adjustment is the same. I am guessing you are talking about the Ball Joint Linkage. The adjustment for it on a 420/430 is shown in picture. Someone should be along to say if it is right or wrong. HTH



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Re: Steering clutch tie rod adjustment

Post by Ray III » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:31 am

The steering lever resting on its stop should be just beginning to put pressure on the balls to push the throwout bearing out. You want the bearing to retract fully, but no slop or backwards travel.

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Re: Steering clutch tie rod adjustment

Post by Ray III » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:43 am

After assembly, the bolt on the side of the throwout bearing is used to position it so that when the tip of the steering lever has moved back an inch and a half, the bearing contacts the clutch fingers. This amount of slack is necessary because the fingers will gradually move outwards as the clutch wears.

Then the adjusting nut on the brake band is tightened with a screwdriver until it won't go any tighter, then back off a quarter turn.

Finally, the adjusting bolt on the arm that engages the brake is set so that after the clutch begins to disengage the brake begins to apply, with the clutch lever stopping when it is about vertical.

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Re: Steering clutch tie rod adjustment

Post by Hivonoch » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:15 am

Good explain thank you!
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