Just got done putting my clutch pedal/linkage etc. on my 1940 Indian 4 with a newly rebuilt powerplant and after noticing that the weight of the pedal itself pulls the clutch lever forward I remembered that when I took it apart, this was not the case, as there was some resistance to ANY movement in the linkage/lever (possibly some kind of internal spring?) before the beginning of clutch disengagement (freeplay). In other words there was SOME resistance in linkage before slack was taken up, then when clutch started to disengage, much more resistance was progressively felt as pressure plate was engaged. It had original clutch when disassembled. Very stiff! Now has new style clutch with half the number of springs. Not so stiff now. Can't remember being able to easily move disengagement lever on trans. housing back & forth before disassembly. With (or without) any linkage attached, lever now moves forward and backwards freely, about 3/16", with no resistance. Unlike the rear brake pedal, clutch pedal has no spring on pedal itself to hold it back against it's stop in rearward position, so the 3/16" (manual calls for 3/8") freeplay disappears, as the weight of the pedal moves the linkage/clutch lever forward, as described earlier. Unfortunately, I didn't realize the "sloppy" lever was a problem until I got as far as I did. I am certainly no expert on this machine, but this doesn't seem normal to me. Anybody got any ideas or suggestions as to what is causing this?