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JAAZZY
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From: Bay Area, CA
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posted 08-06-2001 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

My headers are blocking the return spring on the clutch fork. I was thinking about adding a small bracket to the back of the fork that would stick about 2 inches further out to attach the return spring. Are there any drawbacks to drilling two small holes through the clutch fork so I can bolt the new bracket to it? Thanks.

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steve'66
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posted 08-06-2001 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jas,

I don't think it will weaken the fork, but they are tough on drill bits! Good luck drilling it.

SteveW

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JAAZZY
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posted 08-06-2001 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I've got those cobalt bits all ready to go. So far those bits have been able to drill just about everything I've tried so hopefully I won't be laying on my back for two hours trying to get this done. I ordered a new return spring so I probably will be doing this Tue. night.

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steve'66
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posted 08-06-2001 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Clutch forks can be "harder than a whore's heart"
Let us know how it goes.

SteveW

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kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 08-06-2001 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Boy, that last statement sounds like it came from a man with experience, hopefully with the clutch fork

Mike

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steve'66
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posted 08-06-2001 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,

Yeah, I had to drill a hole in the "socket" of a fork once for a cable clutch assly. I ended up using the "blue wrench" to get through it! The expression is not from actual experience! Thankfully

SteveW

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