Discussion in 'General Questions' started by cranker789, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. cranker789

    cranker789 New Member

    Any tips on getting the clutch easier to pull? My clutch takes a lot of effort to squeeze and gets my hand sore, is there a way to make it easier to pull?

    Thanks, Colin.

  2. KenM

    KenM Member

    Hi Colin, if you are using the smal spring that goes on the clutch cable, it's job is nothing but to make the clutch harder to pull in. Take it out, you do not need it.
    Also check to make sure the cable is not binding anywhere .
    No tight bends. Hope this helps. Keep looking up! Ken.
  3. bakaneko

    bakaneko Active Member

    Its purpose is to strengthen your left hand grip... o_O
  4. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    So is playing with your self. Sorry had to
  5. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    ha ha.

    there is a nut, that loads a spring on the clutch shaft, that does control the tension on the clutch. its possible to get to it by removing the bolt that holds the outer casing of the cable in place, and poking a screwdriver down takes some skill, and then you run the risk of loosening it so much the clutch slips.

    theres little pulleys available to reroute the cable, etc, but ive never had any long are you holding the clutch in for? doesnt your lever lock or did the pin fall out?
  6. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    both, longer clutch arms for the drive cover and longer clutch levers for the handlebars are available, but making the cable run nice & loose should be enough
  7. cranker789

    cranker789 New Member

    I removed the spring on the clutch cable right above the engine and it made a huge difference, it's much easier to pull the clutch now and makes for a much smoother ride! Thanks guys
    KenM likes this.
  8. Neufcruz

    Neufcruz Member

    Haven't gotten to installing clutch cables. Too many otter issue so hurdle 1st but just pushing in the clutch arm by hand is very hard and an imagine it is a bi+€# to pull in as well.