Yes,your right about a loose adjusted cable making a hard to find neutral.
The adjustment is a fine line between full engagement(no clutch slip) and full disengagement(finding neutral or 1st) made even finer when you add Jesse's easy pull clutch arm.A very narrow sweet spot is the price you pay for that easy pull.
I believe that I will pull my steel clutch drive plates back out and lay them on a piece of glass to check warpage.I did not notice any blueing when I last had them out for the material removal off the kick start gear.
BTW Cheap Cycle Parts has those 6 steel drive plates priced at $8 a piece.
Thanks 2bold2getold for the reference!
inroads screwed with this post 03-25-2013 at 07:44 AM