Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Take note of the HEIGHT of the actuator arm on the clutch cover. Now with the clutch cable disconnected at the engine, one can rotate the actuator arm CCW to disengage from the internal release pull-pin & lift the actuator arm out of the clutch cover, to examine.
It can only re-connect to the internal pull-pin at the original installed height, otherwise the hook can't engage.
One can use a Cresent Wrench to rotate the actuator arm CW to feel the clutch spring tension.
If a clutch cable does break it is best to start the engine in 1st gear as you push off with your feet. Rather than starting in neutral and jamming into gear. Up-shifting is fairly kind to the transmission. But one should slow way down in each gear before downshifting.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting