I got a really good deal on an ASV and put it on the cub this past weekend. I was a little skeptical because for some reason there is no free play in the lever and the clutch arm in the cases. The clutch seems to let out in the last 1/3 of the release of the lever. I put probably 7-8 passes on it this weekend and it did fine. I'm gonna drain the oil and tear into it and put a pancake bearing in and do some re-adjustment, I was just wondering if you are SUPPOSE to have free play in the lever, and would the best way to do this be with the adjustment in the clutch, then adjust the handle accordingly?
I had a buddy put an ASV on his with a DD lockup and said it wouldnt work. He couldn't realy remember why he just remembers not using it. I have a stock clutch cable too, not a Terry Cable or anything cool like that lol. All it means with no play is that the ball and rod and lever are in constant contact right?
QUOTE (okbeast @ Jul 14 2008, 11:43 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=5236Well obviously since ur running it you think it's ok, or it doesn't bother you enough to change it?
nope, i like it. I dont rely on the arrows to adjust it. i turn the adjuster in until i feel it hit the rod/ball then back it off like 1/4 turn and thighten everything down
QUOTE (okbeast @ Jul 14 2008, 04:39 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=5248Oh ya, its very nice, very smooth so far, just a little weird so far. i'll have to play with the adjustment some.
Set your clutch arm (on the case) the same as you would normally. Set the free play on the lever as you would normally. The only difference on the ASV lever is it has an adjustable reach lever. If you adjust the lever further out from the handlebar, you will have more travel to disengage the pressure plate. The further you adjust the lever out, the further out it will be when the clutch begins to grab. I like to adjust the lever for a little more reach to allow the clutch plates to separate more when the lever is pulled.
Yeah I like it to make sure it's seperating too, just some peace of mind that nothing will get too hot/gall/weld up like has happened before. The no free-play thing is weird though, and may be because of the springs in the handle itself. I'll take a gander at it tonight and see from a technical stand-point
QUOTE (kawiking @ Jul 22 2008, 04:18 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=6169whats so good about the asv lever??? i run a lsr on both my bikes...
they are just quality levers, the angles the levers sit at give you great leverage so your forarm doesnt get fatigued as fast, the metal used is quality. fully rebuildable, and totally adjustable