Clutch lever

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by Eddiesilverbullet, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Eddiesilverbullet

    Eddiesilverbullet New Member

    Hey folks.
    Im having trouble with the tension on my clutch lever. It seems to be super tight. I have to pull really hard just to operate the clutch. What should I do to fix this problem?

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    first, if you put the thin spring on the inner of the cable near the arm, take it off as it is not used for newer motors

    second, if you tied down the cable with zip-ties, take them off
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  3. Eddiesilverbullet

    Eddiesilverbullet New Member

    Thanks Crassius.
    I'll give that a shot
  4. Eddiesilverbullet

    Eddiesilverbullet New Member

    Thank you so much Crassius!
    It made a HUGE difference.
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  5. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    glad to hear it
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  6. HouseOfEl

    HouseOfEl Member

    Which one did you try? The spring or the zip ties?
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  7. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    The cable comes dry too, or at least mine did. Cables should be well greased with lithium grease, the white light grease you get for bicycles. The un-cable-tie tip is more surprising to me and I can't think why it works unless the kit cable outer is soft enough to actually get crushed onto the cable. Good to know though. I'll just replace with new from the local bike shop.
  8. Eddiesilverbullet

    Eddiesilverbullet New Member

  9. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    I don't think it will do much but I have seen clutch arms that are shorter and the owners say it's harder to pull all mine have got long ones. eny one?
  10. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    there are short, medium, and long levers - long ones are easiest to pull, but often have the locking button set at too short a distance to allow good clutch grab when released (only fix is to file the housing to give more room between the locked and unlocked position)