Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Catonsville, MD
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Does the bike lurch when you put it in gear? In other words, is it possible that the clutch is not releasing? This would go along with a lot of free play.
You should be able to adjust all the free play out of the cable, not what you want but you should be able to. If you can't eliminate all of the free play, especially the excess free play, something is not assembled or adjusted properly.