We explain how to Adjust the Clutch on a Bajaj RE Tuk Tuk.
Adjusting the clutch correctly on the Bajaj RE is very important, a clutch that is not adjusted correctly is the main reason for the gears being difficult to change.
Adjust the Clutch on a Bajaj RE
The adjustment is just below the dashboard next to the steering column see photo. The best way to locate the correct cable is follow it down from the clutch lever.
Loosen the locking nut and the adjust until there is just 4mm of play in clutch lever. In other words from the clutch being fully released you should be able to move it just 4mm before you feel it start tension on it. See Photos.
A major problem seems to be mechanics that are trained on motorbikes where the play is normally 12mm to 14mm and they adjust the clutch on the Bajaj RE the same as they would a motorbike, doing this means the clutch will not fully disengage making it difficult to change gear.
After adjusting do not forget to re-tighten the locking nut.
We see many owners that like their clutch very soft and sloppy with loads of play in it. Not only does this make it harder to change gear it also means the clutch is not disengaging fully.
A clutch that is not disengaging fully will cause the clutch to wear out quickly and could possibly lead to the gears being damaged, it will also cause higher fuel consuption.
While a soft clutch lever might feel more comftable to you it is definitely not more comftable on your wallet, as it is going to end up costing you a lot of money in the long run.
So if you are one of the Bajaj RE drivers that have a soft clutch we strongly advice you Adjust the Clutch on your Bajaj RE