Clutch adjustment with a twist
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?"