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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-25-2017, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with clutch cable

94 vn750, I did my stator replacement, put it all back together, however when I ran my clutch cable it doesn't seem to function properly, there's a ton of slack. I ran it exactly as the service manual said but I have absolutely no tension at my handle. It worked just fine before I pulled the motor. Am I missing something?
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Try pulling the clutch cable lever off the clutch input shaft on the motor and reattaching it a few splines "backwards" to put more tension on the input shaft. You may also have to rotate the input shaft before installing the clutch cable lever so that it's in the "fully forward" position

Definitely took me some adjusting to get it right after doing the job on mine
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Try pulling the clutch cable lever off the clutch input shaft on the motor and reattaching it a few splines "backwards" to put more tension on the input shaft. You may also have to rotate the input shaft before installing the clutch cable lever so that it's in the "fully forward" position

Definitely took me some adjusting to get it right after doing the job on mine
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I guess the bike is smarter than I am, I just can't get tension to the point where my handle returns with tension
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I guess the bike is smarter than I am, I just can't get tension to the point where my handle returns with tension
Just to be sure, you have the clutch cable lever attached to the clutch input shaft such that the clutch cable is closer connected to that lever between the motor and the clutch input shaft, right? Seems to me like you may have it backwards if it won't return on the force of the clutch springs alone (those suckers are strong)
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Yes, I keep looking at the manual and I'm stumped. Should my shaft be loose or should it have it's own tension, I can move it back and forth
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Shaft is loose but you should turn it fully counterclockwise (if looking at the bike from ABOVE, what I mean is the side of the shaft closest to the motor should be all the way forward) and then you can attach the clutch cable lever maybe 1-2 splines further than the halfway point so that the clutch cable is more tensioned.
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+1 to all of the above.. and I will throw in one more thing to check (but probably not it in this case).

check the clutch lever at the pivot point in the perch on the bars.. Mine got stiff and while it would pull normally, it would not return. I found that the bolt that goes thru the lever had seized on the LEVER. removal, clean, grease and all better now.

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That worked perfectly, it all just seemed to drop into place, once I spun the shaft. Thanks much for the help!
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