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    Slipper Clutch

    Can someone please post a pic of this? I don't know what to adjust. Thanks in advance.

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    Download the manual. It gives you a good pic. Also check out utube lots of vids.

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    Oh, good call. I always forget everything is on YouTube. Thanks!

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    The easy things are also the easiest to forget. Hehe I do it all the time

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    Look at the transmission and on the motor side is a small nut. On the other side of the transmission is a small pin that sticks out of the transmission with a hole in it. Put a small screw driver or hex driver in the hole to keep the tranny from turning and use the wrench supplied with the truck to tighten the nut. I would tighten the nut fully and then back off 1/4 turn. Try that and if its still to tight or loose then adjust the nut (clutch) in 1/8 turns until you get it where you want. You don't have to disassemble anything to do this. You can also use the search feature above, type in slippery clutch and there are many threads about what to do.

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    Slippery clutch - gets me every time


    Bash it like someone else has to fix it!

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    Tighten until the coils of the spring just touch.then back off as stated.
    Over tightening of the slipper nut can bend the arms that hold the pads.
    Uneven pressure will wear the bearing and cause some other issues


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    How do I know if it adjusted properly when driving it?

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    Does it slip under heavy acceleration?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamann View Post
    Over tightening of the slipper nut can bend the arms that hold the pads.
    Uneven pressure will wear the bearing and cause some other issues


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    Bingo! Couldn't figure out why my spur was a bit wobbly....
    Thanks for that tidbit jamann.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatoolio View Post
    How do I know if it adjusted properly when driving it?
    If you can do wheelies or actually flip the Summit your probably to tight. If you accelerate and the Summit takes a while to get to speed your probably to loose. JAMANN is right you want to tighten the nut until the coils touch. Then adjust. Pretty much with everything you do on the Summit you really dont want to muscle tight anything. You'll either strip things out or break parts. When things are tight your good. Play with the adjustments in the clutch, its fast and easy to do. You might even want to back it out 1/2 or turn or more just to see how the Summit reacts to a loose clutch and adjust from there.

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