Friday, February 20, 2009

Clutch Pushrod Receiver installed

I test fit the pushrod receiver onto the pressure plate, and stuck a makeshift rod in it for effect.  The receiver fit well.  I'll likely use a good epoxy and attach it permanently.  I'm still torn about using a ball bearing in this arrangement.  My Yamaha uses a ball bearing in the center of the rod.  This increases the loading on the rod to only the center.  With a Silver Steel (tool grade drill rod stock) this should not be a problem.  However, is it really needed?  The rod is SUPPOSED to turn, that's why there is a thrust bearing arrangement at the back of the gearbox where the lever pushes the rod.

I will consider this a little more.  Any commentary from those of you reading this are welcome.

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