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Need help adjusting my clutch

Hello, I have a 2000 VN 750 and I am trying to adjust the clutch. The pictures of the procedure in the PDF service manual are so dark and hard to read.

Whee the bike is in gear (any gear) and up on the stand, if I pull the clutch in shouldn't the rear tire stop spinning? Does anyone know of a good detailed clutch adjustment thread?

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Nope the rear tire will spin. As long as the bike isn't pulling when you are on the ground with the clutch lever pulled (in gear) you should be good. There is some minor adjustment you can do on the cable or by moving the spline.

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Yes the tire will spin....slowly....

You should only need to adjust for free play. The lever should be just a tad initially loose. Most folks say adjust it at lever so there's a gap the thickness of a nickle where the cable goes into the lever between the lever and the mount.


Be sure this gap does not get smaller as you turn the bars from full left to full right.

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Rule of thumb for free play at the lever, the width of a nickel between the lever and the perch.

Then as M says, no drag in gear on the ground and shifting smooth, then no slip when you're on the gas kinda hard.

If you stop the tire with the brake, it may not move again until you engage the clutch, but that's not a good indicator of adjustment. Some will spin anyway.

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