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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-09-2018, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch lever issue

Last month I adjusted my clutch lever so upon release (approx 1/4 inch) I would start moving. But today I noticed it went totally opposite. Now after full release (about 1/2 inch) from full let go I start moving. I only have 1750 miles on it and ride casually and have never reved the **** out of it cause I ride normally. Been riding everyday over the last 30 days. Can anyone advice me on what may be going on here?

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Forgot it astricks out H.E. double L. I didnít know that was a bad word on a forum.

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Forgot it astricks out H.E. double L. I didnít know that was a bad word on a forum.
You thought that was bad, you should try using ****, it's even worse

Have you re-checked your clutch cable adjustments at the handle bar and at the end of the clutch cable?
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AB82,

Always go back check the last thing that you worked on before the trouble started, chances are something didn't get tightened properly.

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The adjustment screw end where the cable meets the lever is screwed all the way in right now. But I also have a little over and inch of loose end play in the lever when in neutral. I can flick it back and forth even if I used a coffee straw, itís that loose. The lower end of the cable where it secures to the adjustment bracket. Itís sitting right on center of the threads. I still have room there to adjust, to take the slack out of the lever. But wondering if that will fix the problem. Guess Iíll see tomorrow and report back.
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Watch my video. May help.



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Well I just adjusted the lever like in the video and that took out the slack but the main issue still exists. I donít hit friction zone until the lever is all the way out. When it used to hit right as I was starting to let out the lever.

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Well I just adjusted the lever like in the video and that took out the slack but the main issue still exists. I donít hit friction zone until the lever is all the way out. When it used to hit right as I was starting to let out the lever.
Well you don't want friction to hit until about half way from full release. In a perfect world you should be able to 1 or 2 finger the clutch leaving 3-4 around the grip and while pulled in rested on fingers the clutch should be fully engaged.
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When in doubt, let the dealer take a look at it.
If you mess something up trying to fix it on your own, it becomes your problem, and not Honda's due to the warranty rules. Improper usage by user will not be covered by the warranty.
So better to let the dealer find out what is wrong, and deal with it as a warranty case.

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Well, lesson learned by trial and error. Seems like I can adjust the clutch lever back to where I like it to enguage the friction zone. Which to me is 1/4 inch from letting the clutch lever out. Down side is thereís gonna be a lot of clutch lever play at the end when I let all the way out.

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