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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2015, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch adjustment with a twist

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I was concerned my 2003 vn750 wasn't engaging the clutch fully because my friction point was so far up the lever and my revs at high speeds didn't match my torque. So I tried adjusting the two places to adjust the clutch cable and I couldn't seem to make it so that there was play in the lever. Perhaps the cable is too short? This is not my current problem however. I tried unsuccessfully to remove the linkage arm from the clutch housing, thinking that if I could just hop it over a few degrees and reinstall, I could then get the friction point into the range of my cable. Becoming frustrated that I couldn't remove the linkage from the knurled funky bolt to which it was attached (looks like an hourglass kinda), I loosened an interesting looking bolt above it in the housing. I was fairly sure this would allow the knurled bolt to come out of housing and spill oil everywhere. I was correct, so when I saw the oil start to emerge, I quickly pushed the knurled bolt back in. Meanwhile I heard a whirr-snap of some spring under tension being released. Now my cable has no tension to the clutch and I'm fairly sure I've made the problem much worse. Any suggestions? I'm guessing most will start with "drain the oil." Possibly followed with "remove the knurled bolt and linkage?"

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2015, 11:14 PM
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Clutch adjustment.

This is the angle that this clutch arm should have.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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True, but what is it attached to on the inside and can i twist whatever is on the inside back around before attaching it at that angle?
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There is a little rod that will come out. It has teeth on one side. It is only about an inch or so long. You have to turn the arm and push the rod in until it stops where the arm is like in the pic. That pushes the long rod that releases the clutch. Set it on the center stand for this fix.

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Ah. Thanks. I have done a little more research and found that the short rod is the "Bevel Gear" and the linkage is a "Lever-Comp, Clutch Release." And I have removed it from the bike to see if I can't get it apart. I really feel like those two pieces should separate, but could be wrong. I'm hoping the plug near this area will give me access to that long rod to ease re'installation. However, this still won't let me get play in the cable. Perhaps I should just buy a new one.
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