Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Alexandria, Minnesota
Over the past few weeks, my clutch has been i guess, slipping a bit, shifting from like 2nd into 3rd, the rps would go up then down, kinda hard to explain. A let a buddy of mine ride it, and he said right of the bat i have clutch issues, so we tightened the cable up at the lever to its max, and then down where the cable runs along the frame theres another spot to tighten it, I just about maxed it out there. That made alot of difference.
Before it seemed like you had to almost completely release the clutch lever before the bike would start to roll in first gear, now with the adjustment, it starts to move almost as soon as you barely release the clutch.
Now it seems that the bike/clutch seem fine, but my cable is at its max, so i am guessing the cable is stretched and due to be replace soon.
Is there any reason to think it might actually be more problems with the internal clutch? I'm not that familiar with clutches, my bud said it may be the clutch plates slipping?? or worn springs???
Any ideas, comments, suggestions???
I don't mind replacing the cable, but I am not looking forward to have to replace the clutch.
The bike is a 2001 with just over 19K miles on it, how many miles can one get out of a clutch? lol
Also, on another note, I had to adjust my rear brake, you know the nut on the back of the rod and spring?? That is almost maxed out, so what does one do when its time to replace the REAR brake, its a drum, so it's gotta be difficult and spendy right??