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post #1 of 14 Old 01-16-2014, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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clutch stiffnessssss

Well I may sound like an idiot asking this, but on my gixxer, the clutch cable is a bit stiff. I want to put the shorty levers but wouldn't that make a stiff clutch seem even stiffer? I went ahead and ordered the new motion pro clutch cable to see if it will loosen it up a bit. What are your opinions on how I can loosen up the clutch lever?

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post #2 of 14 Old 01-16-2014, 10:00 PM
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Yup, shorter lever gives you less leverage, making the required pull stronger.

But you are doing the right thing with a new cable. And if the old cable wasn't the issue [I'd be surprised if it was anything else, but you never know] at least you have now taken "sticky cable" out of the equation.

When you have the cable off the bike, check the action of the lever to see that some backyard mechanic hasn't over-tightened the pivot bolt, in such a way that it's pinching the lever itself and making it hard to move.

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Awesome awesome. I have the cable off now and everything checks out Ok, hopefully the new cable fixes it. I like the idea of shorty levers but not if its gonna be even more of a workout to shift.

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Assuming you don' have scrawny rubberband arms, you may have just needed a new cable...

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Awesome awesome. I have the cable off now and everything checks out Ok, hopefully the new cable fixes it. I like the idea of shorty levers but not if its gonna be even more of a workout to shift.
If the cable eases all the stiffness, a shorty will be no problem - it's not that much more pull, but when you've got the resistance you are currently experiencing, you don't want to make it even a little bit worse...

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Since you have the old cable off the bike, it should be easy to tell if the cable was dragging.

The inner part should slide easily within the outer part (TWSS :-))

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When was the last time you lubed it?
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When was the last time you lubed it?
Never Haha I usually break them before they reach expected life anyway so screw it, I'll buy a new one lol

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Since you have the old cable off the bike, it should be easy to tell if the cable was dragging.

The inner part should slide easily within the outer part (TWSS :-))
It doesn't slide as easily as you make it sound, but it does make a "sand under shoe" type of sound when you move it... prob bad cable haha

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Never Haha I usually break them before they reach expected life anyway so screw it, I'll buy a new one lol
There's your problem. Get some type of lube in there, like DuPont Teflon lube

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There's your problem. Get some type of lube in there, like DuPont Teflon lube[/QUOTE]

I only have KY handy, wonder if that will work.....

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Not sure if this you're trying to be funny or a smartass. Either way good luck with that.

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