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Cable clutch adjustment

Post by PiaggioLux on Tue May 15, 2018 7:35 am

I have the Piaggio Porter from 2015. It seems to have the same clutch setup as the Daihatsu Hijet. It is a cable clutch and the first cable clutch I have owned. From my younger days I recall they cable clutches need to be periodically adjusted. How often should the cable be adjusted and how is it done?

The Piaggio has approximately 30000 km on it and the clutch cable has never been adjusted.

Also, since day one the bite point in this vehicle has always been quite high. Is this normal? Can it be adjusted also?

Many thanks!

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Post by kernowjon01 on Tue May 15, 2018 8:24 pm

Adjustment is down where the cable goes into the Bellhousing. - Do an 1/8th turn at a time until it feels right.
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Post by PiaggioLux on Wed May 16, 2018 6:42 pm

Only an 8th of a turn? Seems quite small.

What about the bite point, is it possible to adjust the height at which the clutch starts to engage?

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Post by kernowjon01 on Wed May 16, 2018 6:49 pm

I think you will find turning the large plastic ring anti-clockwise will lower the bite point as this winds the support tube in. I said 1/8th turn at a time until it feels right - it is quite sensetive.

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Post by PiaggioLux on Wed May 16, 2018 9:19 pm

Thanks for this. Which plastic ring are you referring to? Sorry but I am a bit new to these microvans. Have only worked on a 2009 Mini Clubman which is my main daily driver. It has a hydraulic clutch.

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Post by kernowjon01 on Wed May 16, 2018 9:47 pm

PiaggioLux wrote:Thanks for this. Which plastic ring are you referring to?  Sorry but I am a bit new to these microvans. Have only worked on a 2009 Mini Clubman which is my main daily driver. It has a hydraulic clutch.

Look under the van lefthand side front end of the gearbox where it joins the engine - this is the Bellhousing look at the forward facing flat plate - see the clutch cable going into the Bellhousing and you will see a big 35 - 40mm plastic knurled ring -

I suggest you look for a manual to download.

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