919 Clutch Cable/Lever Return Spring Issue - Wrist Twisters
 
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post #1 of 8 Old 06-22-2016, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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919 Clutch Cable/Lever Return Spring Issue

The clutch cable return spring on my 919 has, uh, sprung and is no longer functioning - again. It's part number 10 on the below diagram:



Is there any way to replace it without bending it (which is what I did last time) or remove the clutch actuator lever (part 9) to replace it without taking the clutch cover off?

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Is that the spring that determines how hard the clutch is to pull? (still getting left hand cramps when ridding bumper to bumper)

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Is that the spring that determines how hard the clutch is to pull? (still getting left hand cramps when ridding bumper to bumper)
nah pretty sure that's governed by the actual clutch springs.

lube your cable?

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The only thing I can think of is to buy a straight spring somewhat longer than the distance between the jam nut on the fixture holding the cable outer and the clevis holding the inner cable end, then winding the spring around the cable. Frankly, the only reason the spring is there to keep the cable end from coming out of the clevis if the lever is too loose.

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The only thing I can think of is to buy a straight spring somewhat longer than the distance between the jam nut on the fixture holding the cable outer and the clevis holding the inner cable end, then winding the spring around the cable. Frankly, the only reason the spring is there to keep the cable end from coming out of the clevis if the lever is too loose.

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If you're certain of that, I'll go ahead and remove the remains of the spring and wait for fall to take the cover off and replace it (and the related seal, for good measure.) Right now I'm looking at a heat index of 105F in the shade and my formerly air conditioned workspace isn't currently available.

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Recently put in a brand new one... Not sure if additional lubing will do anything but it doesn't hurt...

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nah pretty sure that's governed by the actual clutch springs.

lube your cable?

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If you're certain of that, I'll go ahead and remove the remains of the spring and wait for fall to take the cover off and replace it (and the related seal, for good measure.) Right now I'm looking at a heat index of 105F in the shade and my formerly air conditioned workspace isn't currently available.
If you are going to wait to replace the spring, tie the cable end in with safety wire so it doesn't pop out. It really sucks when you pull your clutch lever and nothing happens!

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Pretty much what Rob said. It also helps keep tension on the clutch lever.

Yes, you'll have to remove the cover in order to replace the spring.

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