Re: Slipping Clutch
I was thinking of installing the Soft Start Clutch myself on my Series 3 RER, so I'm very interested in the outcome here. Sorry I don't have any advice. But while we're at it could you share a bit more about your install, the model number of your RER, any tips you may have?
Here are my details:
Model: 331139 or (33113S)
I inherited this mower from my Grandfather who used in for years to mow his lawn until he had a stroke and couldn't ride it anymore. It was re-powered in 1996 with a 12.5 horse Briggs. No matter how gradually I raise the clutch I ALWAYS get that wheelie popping, neck snapping start. I have replaced my friction ring already and that didn't seem to have any effect. Could the clutch be out of adjustment?
Also could someone chime in on exactly how this Soft Start Clutch works? I've looked at the parts list and it appears to me that the friction ring is sandwiched between a plate and the driven cup and hub. So what's part number 1-4523 for? Says it's a thrust washer? Is that made of friction like material? It would seem to me that the "smoothness" is achieved by the friction ring being allowed to turn and slip a little bit on the driven cup and hub but where exactly is the slipping/smoothing taking place.
Finally if I want to make this switch successfully from my original clutch to this style of clutch do I only need the driven cup/hub, friction ring, thrust washer and plate? Or do I need a new brake lever assembly as well?