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Old 02-19-2010, 07:20 AM   #1
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My clutch is really hard/stiff and it won't go back propaly, i have to sort of push it back up. Any advice? I tried to change the tension on the lever but it doesn't do anything. (I have a gsxr 2005 so it's not hydrolic...) Maybe change de cable??
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:45 AM   #2
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If the cable is corroded and not moving easily in the sheath, you may be able to dribble oil down the cable and get it moving freely again. If that won't work, changing the cable should fix the problem.
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:45 AM   #3
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If it's not the lever sticking, chances are it is a bad cable.
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...or a family of weasels have made a den in the clutch case. You don't ride it much, do you?
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...or a family of weasels have made a den in the clutch case. You don't ride it much, do you?
Shipmate, he's in Ottowa!

He's lucky he can find the bike at all!

What do they have, two seasons? Winter and the 4th of July?
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Shipmate, he's in Ottowa!

He's lucky he can find the bike at all!

What do they have, two seasons? Winter and the 4th of July?
Canadians celebrate July 4th?! Who knew?
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My clutch is really hard/stiff and it won't go back propaly, i have to sort of push it back up. Any advice? I tried to change the tension on the lever but it doesn't do anything. (I have a gsxr 2005 so it's not hydrolic...) Maybe change de cable??
You need to adjust it at the bottom after freeing/lubing up the cable if you can. How much free-play is at the lever? When was the last time you rode it, has it been a while. Is it kept outside? Give some history?
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:23 PM   #8
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Ok, first we do not celebrate 4th of july, and yes we only have 2 seasons of riding, and the bike, well i just bought it so I dont know how often the guy was riding, but thanks for all the reply, ill try the oil down the cable... the bike is in not heated garage so its probably worst with the cold but still, my old one never did that, even during winther.
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Enjoy your 4 seasons of bike!! lucky people!
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Ok, first we do not celebrate 4th of july, and yes we only have 2 seasons of riding, and the bike, well i just bought it so I dont know how often the guy was riding, but thanks for all the reply, ill try the oil down the cable... the bike is in not heated garage so its probably worst with the cold but still, my old one never did that, even during winther.
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Just skip the cable luber dohicky and use the long straw tip that usually comes with the can of WD40 stick that sucker in as deep as you can (get it) and watch for it to come out the bottom of the cable housing.
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