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Bigfoot help with Clutch or Spring?

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  • Bigfoot help with Clutch or Spring?

    Hello,
    New here after reading all this week and just bought my first used Bigfoot this week. Took it out for the first time today and now it looks like I'm having problems with the clutch. It will not raise or lower the engine.

    Does this sound like a spring issue or a clutch cable issue?

    I'll use it to ride to friends houses in the neighborhood so before I start with more expensive mods I want to make sure it fits my needs.
    Right now I plan to:
    -Get a new rear tire
    -Add a Go-Snuffer Silencer
    -New Spindle (unless someone says I don't need one)

    Thanks
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    Last edited by ktscott01; 01-16-2016, 03:13 PM.

  • #2
    The cable is out of adjustment, screw the adjuster in all the way and loosen the clutch cable clamp screw up and pull the cable while pushing the engine down about half way, hold the engine there and tighten the screw back up. the adjustment is a pain some times.

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    • #3
      What he said.....

      And, spindle is good... no need to replace just yet..

      Be careful which tyre you get for the back..
      Remember the spindle needs to be able to grip the tread..
      So no big Knobbly tyres..

      Snuffler does make them nice and quiet...
      They kill a bit of the performance.....
      But what would you rather have-
      - Everybody hating you because of the noise.
      - Or 2 mph less top speed.

      Make sure that the engine is dropping on to the wheel if you lift it by hand and let go..
      It should have a big silver torsion spring forcing the engine down on to the tyre.

      Really nice BF you have there..
      Looks well loved..

      Welcome to Billet Board..
      There will always be someone willing to help if you need it.

      My BF I sold last year..
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      There is nothing that cannot be fixed with a good cup of Tea.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lowspot View Post
        The cable is out of adjustment, screw the adjuster in all the way and loosen the clutch cable clamp screw up and pull the cable while pushing the engine down about half way, hold the engine there and tighten the screw back up. the adjustment is a pain some times.
        I'll give it a shot tomorrow. Thanks.

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        • #5
          I also see now the tube running from the exhaust to the frame is cracked. Anything special I need to use? Is it something I can buy at the hardware store?


          And another. I see a lot saying to replace the spring on the engine. Is that should I should just go ahead and do while I'm working on it?

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          • #6
            You can't use rubber tubing because it will burn up and crack during your first ride. Here's a link for something you can use http://www.adaracing.com/all/silicon...ube-goped/1019

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            • #7
              The tube is Platinum cured high temp silicon...
              Not widely available..
              DDM should have it..

              I can see in the picture now....
              You have the spring fitted...
              If you assume it is good...
              It puts makes the engine spindle press on to the tyre..
              There is 2 cupped washers that act like a damper, stopping the engine bouncing up and down.
              If you pull the engine up by hand and let go..
              It should not snap down.. it should glide down over a second or two.
              If it drops instantly, a little tweek on the 3/8" engine mounting bolt to tighten it up..

              If you ride it, and it works ok... then leave it alone until it causes an issue..
              ... J.
              There is nothing that cannot be fixed with a good cup of Tea.

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              • #8
                Thanks MrTea. I'll take a look in the morning. When I was playing with it today I feel like it just stayed in the up position. It didnt drop slow or fast.

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                • #9
                  OK I worked on it today and here is what I found.

                  Spring
                  MrTea I tightened the nut that is next to the spring about 1/4 turn and it still seems to drop very fast. It was a very tight nut.

                  Clutch
                  Is this is the nut I loosen and pull the cable tighter?
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                  Front Disc Breaks
                  Looking at the front break I see the pad that is closest to the tire rubs on the disc. Is there an easy way to adjust? (i looked thru the how-to) (The front brakes are almost useless when riding)
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lowspot View Post
                    The cable is out of adjustment, screw the adjuster in all the way and loosen the clutch cable clamp screw up and pull the cable while pushing the engine down about half way, hold the engine there and tighten the screw back up. the adjustment is a pain some times.
                    What is the adjuster?

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                    • #11
                      Rubber motion bushings are ruptured
                      Matt Etchells
                      Flash-Systems ltd.

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