Don't worry about it. Your bike will be perfectly fine. You would have bigger problems with totally opposite scenario - if your clutch cable is too tight and your plates are slipping. That would burn up your clutch in no time. Put it this way: when your bike is warm and clutch is pulled while in first gear, can you roll it? If yes, you are fine. It's not unusual for 9er to get a little jerk while shifting it into first, even with lever completely to the hand grip and cable adjusted correctly.
Well, if it is fine the way it is, then is that behavior at high RPMS with the clutch in normal
I loosened the lock, and then turned the adjuster clockwise
, a little bit, then tested it, then a little bit more. Eventually i got to a point where the bike was moving forward with the clutch all the way in on its own, without any throttle.
So i guess....go counter clockwise?
I turned it counter clockwise, a bit, then checked, then a bit more, and now the "grabbing" of the clutch is way closer to the clutch lever being completely let go of, i did a test, and from where it was before, it would lurch a bit around 6-7, but now it lurches around 9. Should I go just a little bit farther out?
Ok, so, let me ask a question, are "slack" and "free play" just different terms to describe the same thing? And does that refer to you being able to pull in the clutch lever a little bit without it visibly moving the clutch cable down at the clutch arm? or does it apply to just the cable being loose enough that it isn't completely torqued back to the clutch lever "all the way off" position?
Thanks everyone. Again in advance for more input