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Old 09-11-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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Clutch Issue

Hi All, I've been asked a question that I can't answer. Bike with about 13K miles and the (non hydrolic) clutch only starts engaging when the lever is almost fully released. It doesn't slip, slack in the cable is within spec. The clutch is in a Triumph, which is the generic multi plate wet clutch.

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Old 09-11-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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Hi All, I've been asked a question that I can't answer. Bike with about 13K miles and the (non hydrolic) clutch only starts engaging when the lever is almost fully released. It doesn't slip, slack in the cable is within spec. The clutch is in a Triumph, which is the generic multi plate wet clutch.

Any ideas?

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There are usually 3 places to adjust a clutch.
On the handlebar, on the trans and somewhere in between. The middle adjuster is often hidden under the tank, etc.
Adjust it per the service manual and it will be right. Don't mean to sound like an a-hole but that's the answer as I know it...
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:42 PM   #3
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There are usually 3 places to adjust a clutch.
On the handlebar, on the trans and somewhere in between. The middle adjuster is often hidden under the tank, etc.
Adjust it per the service manual and it will be right. Don't mean to sound like an a-hole but that's the answer as I know it...
You didn't come across that way. He says the slack is correct, can the cable be adjusted in such a way to alter the engagement point?

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:22 AM   #4
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You didn't come across that way. He says the slack is correct, can the cable be adjusted in such a way to alter the engagement point?

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I don't think I'll bother him at work, if he sees this maybe he'll suggest something.

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Thanks, Patrick, I'll call.

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Many thanks to Motorcycles Unlimited for answering my question. They certainly deserve their excellent reputation!

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