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Post  velomac350cc on Wed 15 May - 2:00

Hello.....just joined the forum and looking for advice.....................IWe have a great little 80cc Townmate which my wife finds difficult to start occasionally...................it feels like what would be a slipping clutch on a Brit bike,as though the kickstart wasn`t turning the engine over properly.....a bumpstart usually sorts it out.................Should I be looking at the clutch?..Geoff

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Post  JohnW on Wed 15 May - 19:49

velomac350cc wrote:Hello.....just joined the forum and looking for advice.....................IWe have a great little 80cc Townmate which my wife finds difficult to start occasionally...................it feels like what would be a slipping clutch on a Brit bike,as though the kickstart wasn`t turning the engine over properly.....a bumpstart usually sorts it out.................Should I be looking at the clutch?..Geoff

Yes this question has been asked before. You need to adjust the clutch free play with the adjusting screw in the LH side casing just behind the flywheel it may have a rubber bug whch you need to remove. Slacken lock nut & with screwdiver ajdust screw to give 1/8 to 1/4 turn free play & retighten lock nut. That should do the trick. Also check that the oil level is correct as too much oil can cause clutch slip. Would be a good idear to buy a Haynes manual which covers this as well as ather adjustments.

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Post  velomac350cc on Wed 15 May - 20:19

Thanks for the reply........I have already done the freeplay adjustment,and have got myself a Haynes manuel.................I have overfilled the oil in the past and wonder if I need to open up the clutch and give a good clean...........Geoff

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Post  JohnW on Wed 15 May - 23:50

velomac350cc wrote:Thanks for the reply........I have already done the freeplay adjustment,and have got myself a Haynes manuel.................I have overfilled the oil in the past and wonder if I need to open up the clutch and give a good clean...........Geoff

You should not need to clean plates as excess oil would burn off after a time. If you are going to open up the case fit a new set of clutch plates, plenty of suppliers on eBay. Also clean the gauze oil filter at same time. Buy a new gasket as well. I assume you are using the correct grade oil 10W 40W

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Post  velomac350cc on Thu 16 May - 20:12

Thanks again, the starting problem only seems to be when the bike is warm. and the bike runs well enough, it seems to reach 45 to 50 mph, is this ok?...........I`ll have a look in a couple of weeks when I am less busy, ....Geoff

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Post  JohnW on Thu 16 May - 23:53

velomac350cc wrote:the bike runs well enough, it seems to reach 45 to 50 mph, is this ok?
As long as the clutch does not slip under load thats ok. 50 mph is the normal top speed.

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STILL K/START SLIPPING

Post  collector1967 on Fri 5 Feb - 21:00

Hi all done the adjustment on t80 clutch , correct oil level etc but k/start still slips not all time, before i order plates is there anything else that would cause this, it just slips as if it had a normal clutch lever pulled in .

Many thanks Ian

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Post  JohnW on Sat 6 Feb - 1:06

collector1967 wrote:Hi all done the adjustment on t80 clutch , correct oil level etc but k/start still slips not all time, before i order plates is there anything else that would cause this, it just slips as if  it had a normal clutch lever pulled in .

Many thanks Ian

Looks like it needs new plates then

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Post  collector1967 on Sat 6 Feb - 1:16

Yes ordered a set Wemoto .

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