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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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clutch cable adjustment

My 07 RG has a bit of slack in the clutch lever. Everything feels and functions ok, but the lever when released it doesn't go fully to seat I have to just bump it abit to seat.
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May be time for a clutch adjustment. Here is a link of a video showing the procedure. Make sure the bike is cold before attempting. I usually let mine sit overnight before adjusting the clutch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl92wwLiNwE


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+1 on the clutch adjustment.

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Make sure you leave some free play where your cable enters the perch. it's not supposed to be socked up tight.
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Make sure you leave some free play where your cable enters the perch. it's not supposed to be socked up tight.
1/8 in per service manual. My lever doesn't go all the way back either. Not sure if it's supposed to or not.

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Another thing that helps is to lube the cable regularly to keep things moving freely.


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Another thing that helps is to lube the cable regularly to keep things moving freely.
What do you use for lube? uhhhh...I mean for the clutch.
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What do you use for lube? uhhhh...I mean for the clutch.
I prefer Dri Slide.......... at least for the cables

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/900-...FSWoPAodtAoA-Q


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Another thing that helps is to lube the cable regularly to keep things moving freely.
DO NOT put any lube on your clutch cable!! The cable is neoprene coated and doesn't require lube. Lubing the cable will cause the dirt to collect and gum up inside the cable and cause cable failure. My 08 has never had any lube in the clutch cable and it works just like a new clutch cable. You need 1/8 inch of play in the clutch lever, this is to make sure that the clutch is fully engaged when riding.


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DO NOT put any lube on your clutch cable!! The cable is neoprene coated and doesn't require lube. Lubing the cable will cause the dirt to collect and gum up inside the cable and cause cable failure. My 08 has never had any lube in the clutch cable and it works just like a new clutch cable. You need 1/8 inch of play in the clutch lever, this is to make sure that the clutch is fully engaged when riding.
Sorry to disagree with the ironmark but my owners manual says otherwise.

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