Here is what I came up with for my suicide clutch. There seems to be a lot of questions as to how to set up a clutch linkage without a cable. Here is how I did mine. I first removed the push screw from the left side housing, removed the adjuster and lock nut and drilled out the threads using a 5/16 bit.

Remove the ball bearing and clean all of the shavings out and put the bearing back in.
Next thread a 5/16 bolt through a coupling nut and insert the shaft of the bolt into the push screw as far as you can to align the coupling nut to the push screw.

Clamp in a vice, lightly, just enough tension to hold every thing together squarely and tack weld the coupling nut to the push screw directly above the teath not in the lands. You may have to hand dress your welds with a file to get everything to work smoothly, I did.

You now have a new adjuster and the ball bearing is now re-captured behind the coupling nut. don’t forget to put a regular nut on the bolt to act as a lock nut.

The coupling nut extends the push screw far enough out to put a lever on. I used a craftsman wrench that I cross drilled and threaded so that I could use two set screws to hold it in place. There dose not seem to be enough side load to “require” a support bearing but I’ll have to wait and see just to be sure.

Eric Plough

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