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it should slide right in place, try some oil or some ky it might help with the insertion of the thingy in the whatchamacallit. (FYI its a clutch adjuster)
 

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May still be a bit of paint in there - try polishing both surfaces with a bit of steel wool, then a bit of grease.
It has to go together, it's 450 stuff.....

How'd that thing get all scratched????
 

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Okay, I didn't want to tell you, but I scratch it down to the metal when I was putting the engine in. I'm going to re-paint it, so I've been kind of rough on it trying to get the clutch adjuster in. I have cleaned and greased and it will not go in, even with gentle tapping from a deadblow. If it does go in, it will never rotate. Are you sure this cover and the one I left you are the same?
 

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Chris Garrett said:
Okay, I didn't want to tell you, but I scratch it down to the metal when I was putting the engine in. I'm going to re-paint it, so I've been kind of rough on it trying to get the clutch adjuster in. I have cleaned and greased and it will not go in, even with gentle tapping from a deadblow. If it does go in, it will never rotate. Are you sure this cover and the one I left you are the same?

Yeah, that one is original to my 450.

You are trying to insert it from the back side, yeah???
 

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It looks to me as if the end of the adjuster is "mushroomed" out of round...... I have a usable spare "outer"...You'll need to use your Worm and arm piece..I'm out....Yours for the cost of postage..... E-mail me if interested.... Steve

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Steve - that part popped right out of his old sidecover, without a lot of force.
I did it myself, and handed the part to Chris just before he left my location.

At the very worst, Chris, I can mail you your original cover, and you can send that one back.

It is a little strange, because I put my spare adjuster in it after I painted the sidecover - slipped right in..........????
 

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Bill,
I have ABSOLUTE faith in you and that the part SHOULD fit back in ANY 450 cover....... Just thought I'd offer a free servicable spare,(not the prettiest, but it works), as I have that part left over from an O-ring chain bike........The worm clevis was toast.....
......... I hope Mike takes our advice..... Steve
 

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All 450's, 4-speed and 5-speed, use the same adjuster mechanism. I think the screw pattern on the cover is a bit different on the 4-speed.
Same part (adjuster) as CB/CL/CA/CS 72/77, CB500(Four), CB/CL450/500T........
That means that the big hole in the sprocket cover is the same size on all of them.
The screw pattern on Chris' cover bolted up perfectly to the engine- the adjuster original to it is now in my running 450.

So it should fit..... maybe it has a scratch or something.
I think a little sanding/polishing should straighten it out.
 

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Okay, had to use a rotary file but it's in. I'm not sure what the starting position is for the adjuster. Should the slot be horizontal? That's the way it was before. The piece has P14 imprinted on it should that be at the 12 0 clock postion?
 

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Chris Garrett said:
Okay, had to use a rotary file but it's in. I'm not sure what the starting position is for the adjuster. Should the slot be horizontal? That's the way it was before. The piece has P14 imprinted on it should that be at the 12 0 clock postion?
Actually, you're more concerned about where the lever arm in the adjuster is.
You want that to be sort of horizontal when you put it together.
Try it. If it doesn't feel right, take it off, rotate the drum, try it again.
It aldo helps to have your cable adjusted ok - meaning use the big adjuster on the cable end you're dealing with to take up most of the slack first.
 
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