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Old 08-23-2006, 01:00 PM   #1
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soft clutch?

my clutch lever goes in really far (like you have to squeeze it a lot to get it to disengage) and the handlebar adjustment is all the way tight.
The other day I parked at the bank and when I got back on I started it with the clutch in, and kicked it down into first, and it died. I tried it again and it died. so I just gave it some gas as I kicked it into first and it started rolling and at the first traffic light when I squeezed the gas the clutch worked again.
I dunno it seems like maybe its at the end of its adjustment range, maybe i need to tighten it at the clutch end?

if you guys have experienced any similar problems or have any answers for me let me know, I'm kinda new to bike mechanics but I have a lot of experience working on cars.
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:14 PM   #2
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Try adjusting it more, And then if not you might need another clutch. How many miles do you have on that clutch.
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:52 PM   #3
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I dont know the bike has 10,000 on it, could be original clutch.
the clutch still holds great, doesn't slip at all, even if you put it in a higher gear and crank the throttle.
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Old 08-23-2006, 02:06 PM   #4
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You may need to adjust it at the clutch housing if you're already all the way in at the lever.
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Old 08-23-2006, 02:08 PM   #5
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remove the clutch cover, put a few small rocks in there, re install the cover and you're good to go
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Old 08-23-2006, 02:48 PM   #6
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remove the clutch cover, put a few small rocks in there, re install the cover and you're good to go
Speaking of clutches ... on the way home from the meet & greet I noticed that the bike was hard to downshift. I pulled over to check it out and noticed that the screw that holds the clutch lever on was about to fall out!!! Seems that the nut came off. Lucklily I had a screw driver under the seat.

Locktite that the following day!
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! that could've been messy!
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guess I'll have to find out how to adjust the clutch in my service manual and see if I can tighten it up any.
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Old 08-23-2006, 06:11 PM   #11
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Speaking of clutches ... on the way home from the meet & greet I noticed that the bike was hard to downshift. I pulled over to check it out and noticed that the screw that holds the clutch lever on was about to fall out!!! Seems that the nut came off. Lucklily I had a screw driver under the seat.

Locktite that the following day!

the first day i got my last bike i took it out for a quick spin and the pin that holds the clutch line onto the lever came out because some one did not put it in right,

that was fun
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I bet you need a new clutch cable.... thats what mine did when it was going out
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:05 PM   #14
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they are pretty cheap, no?
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mine was $30.... just look at your cable at the clutch perch..... mine was coming unraveled
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once I figure out what a clutch perch is I'll tell you.
I'm assuming its some kind of fish.
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once I figure out what a clutch perch is I'll tell you.
I'm assuming its some kind of fish.
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you know I was joking right?
perch?
I thought it was funny.

anyway I may bring it by I'm just worried to hear all the things you'd say about the bike its pretty rough.
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