Raptor 30/50 v1 assembly
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At the time I am writing this, I have heard the clutch bell
that comes with the Raptor 50 is thicker and has a line going
around it to indicate it is the new version. The inside diameter
is supposedly smaller so you have less clearance between the
liner and the clutch. I do not know if a new part number has been
assigned to it, or if they will keep the same number and include
this new version in the 30 kit.
This step is simple, just place the parts together as shown. In most situations the bearing (2) is already installed. Also on some of the newer kits the clutch liner (6) is already installed, however you need to make sure it is in fact glued in!
When you screw the pinion gear into the clutch bell make sure you do NOT use loctite. The engine will take care of keeping it tight, no need for loctite, that will only make it very tough to remove. A note here about putting the bell on the pinion gear: I have had the bell thread on crooked sometimes. After you get the bell on, spin it to see if it wobbles. If so then take it off and try again.
When installing the liner first pre-fit it. I recommend to slightly curl both ends of the liner. If you don't then after it's installed you will get a flat section where the ends meet and the clutch will catch on it. You can glue the liner in place with 5-minute epoxy or JB Weld. I like the JB Weld because it's thicker and helps to get the clutch to liner clearance closer. An ideal clearance would be less then 0.010" per side. If like most people, you don't have special equipment to make these accurate measurements, then wrap one layer of electrical tape around the clutch, glue the liner in, insert the start shaft (from page 4), then put the clutch in. The tape will keep the liner about the right distance away as the glue dries.
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