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Marty

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Leaving clutch off during initial startup/testing?
« on: October 20, 2020, 10:31:08 AM »
Hi guys, Finishing up a engine rebuild on a 250. I am wondering if I can leave the clutch off during the initial startup and testing? I know I can jack up the rear tires so it won't engage during testing but thought leaving it off might make it easier. Thanks for your input.

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Re: Leaving clutch off during initial startup/testing?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 06:59:54 PM »
Idle is probably OK. It will rev very gast and it would be easy to over rev. There will be more vibration without because the weight of the clutch acts as a flywheel.

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Re: Leaving clutch off during initial startup/testing?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 04:11:00 PM »
Thanks Livewire, After reading your post I played it safe and installed the clutch. To keep the clutch from engaging during testing I left the belt off and wrapped about 20 ft. of paracord around the clutch. This gave the clutch something to press against so it wouldn't snap all the way out. Worked really well. Thanks for your advice, Marty.