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Offline Traveller

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Dragonfly clutch
« on: 03 Aug 2022 at 18:31 »
Having just purchased a 1955 Dragonfly ,the clutch is really heavy,engine starts fine and can engage gear if i adjust beyond free play at lever .The machine has been standing for a year in a workshop ,could it have seized on the gearbox coupling .I am going to remove engine gearbox unit to investigate,but any advice very welcome. Traveller.Pembrokeshire.

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Re: Dragonfly clutch
« Reply #1 on: 04 Aug 2022 at 14:35 »
A dry clutch release cam and the three rollers it rides on can add significantly to the effort of operating the clutch. Just a little oil is needed, aerosol type works well. You do want to be sparing with it so as not to also end up lubricating the clutch plate!

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Re: Dragonfly clutch
« Reply #2 on: 04 Aug 2022 at 16:09 »
I have oiled the bearings and greased the nipple by the cable adjuster,also taped lever in overnight .No joy so far
So when back from next weeks trip I will take whole unit out and inspect .Previous owner advised this.Rather than ride and damage something.Many thanks for advice. Nigel. Neyland Pembs.

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Re: Dragonfly clutch
« Reply #3 on: 04 Aug 2022 at 19:22 »
Have you tried oiling the clutch cable? It made a big difference for me.

 

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