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Old 10-25-2007, 08:36 AM   #1
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clutch lever

i rode a gsxr600 last night.very nice bike and flawless condition.the only problem was the clutch lever.is it common for them to have very stiff levers or could it be something else? its the hardest to pull lever i have seen.its an 05.it works and all, but if cought in traffic it would suck.i have a pretty strong grip, so its not me.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:38 AM   #2
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maybe it needs to be lubed or adjusted...mine's fine.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:42 AM   #4
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strength not the issue.i'm 5'11 210# with a 32" waist.forearms are good trust me.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:48 AM   #5
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LMAO!!! im kidding...

careful im pretty swole too!

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:53 AM   #6
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dam i had to do a double take there, I was like "the " then I started to look harder at the pix.
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had the clutch been rebuilt?

if you go to buy new parts for a clutch, and go with aftermarket stuff like barnett from parts unlimited, sometimes they offer "heavy-duty" springs as well as OEM style ones.

some people pick the heavy duty ones, thinking they are better, and read "20% stiffer" as "20% better". not realising that the stiffness of the spring is the resistance you feel when you hold in the clutch.

the HD springs are made mainly for drag racing, so you can dump the clutch and the springs grab real tight and fast, but like i said i bet alot of people install them on accident.

...not that i have ever done that or anything...

...or that a certain owner of a 1990 FZR 1000 that i used to own has a really strong left forearm now....
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:00 AM   #8
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oh, one more thought for the OP.

check the clutch cable free play. ive found that if it is too tight, it will be really hard to squeeze as you describe. there should be able 10mm of freeplay at the ball end the lever, or you should be able to slide a coin into the front of the hinge end where the lever meets the perch. this ensures that the clutch fully engages. also a clutch lever that is too tight is likely to snap at some point.
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i might be able to back it off a little and remedy the prob. then?
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great pic by the way.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:11 AM   #11
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but the arrows are pointing at the.... lack... of.... nevermind
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i might be able to back it off a little and remedy the prob. then?
its possible, but dont make it too loose either. just set the clutch lever freeplay to the correct amount. if that doesnt fix it, than the problem is something else.
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Gix600 clutch should be EASY to pull....I bet someone bought one of those cheeseball Barnett "racing clutches" kits and slapped in their clutches and some stiff springs...

That or your cable is in a bind somehow....My 01 1000 clutch cable has never been lubed and its easy as to pull so...Maybe someone re-routed the clutch cable getting it in a bind..... Either way, it should be easy to pull.
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where it is circled, that is where you should be able to easily slide a coin in and out.

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^ ya, what he said. check the routing too.
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y would he had changed the routing?
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:22 AM   #17
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the missing parts did catch my eye in the pic.but hey juice will do that to a women.make you grow some hair too.
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:33 AM   #19
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if its immaculate? how often is it ridden? I cleaned out the grit in the lever of a friend's katana cause he was havin the same problem. the bushing that the mounting bolt for the lever couldn't operate smoothly
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