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I rode my first Challenger at a demo truck event recently. I was very surprised that there was a boatload of free play in the clutch, but no issues shifting or finding neutral. My Chieftain is so finicky that only a tiny bit of play works and that's what the manual states. Is this normal for Challengers?
 

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It's suppose to have a .5-1 mm of free play at the lever. I run mine with a little more or else the clutch releases almost all the way out. I probably have 2 mm of free play.
 

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For most of the other bikes I"ve owned, the free play spec is measured at the end of the clutch lever and in the 5-10mm range for a spec. A Challenger is measured at the other end of the lever (forgot the name of such but the junction of the lever and the housing) and therefore the spec of .5-1.5mm is much smaller. Hope that helps.
 

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For most of the other bikes I"ve owned, the free play spec is measured at the end of the clutch lever and in the 5-10mm range for a spec. A Challenger is measured at the other end of the lever (forgot the name of such but the junction of the lever and the housing) and therefore the spec of .5-1.5mm is much smaller. Hope that helps.
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