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harryp 06-21-2008 08:38 PM

Re: Help in fine tuning
 
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1.)Double check the clutch lever adjuster. The cable's threaded end has to be screwed all the way toward the lever itself, giving just enough room for the circular locknut to be fully threaded and sitting against the stop. This will insure that you have adjustment room after everything is set.

I'm lost on this part. :lol: Are you saying to screw the threaded adjuster in the lever clockwise like screwing in a bolt? Or counter closkwise like you were going to remove it, but leave it screwed in enough that the locknut is threaded on?

According to the manual, screw the upper end of the cables' housing all the way in. That would make it clockwise. You have to leave enough room at the end of those threads to allow the locking wheel to engage firmly up against the lever assembly.

That's what I did today and the clutch feels pretty good! Thanks for the how-to on this!

klutey 06-24-2008 04:08 PM

Thanks for the great info IronMan! I was a little worried about adjusting the clutch myself as I don't have the Service Manual, but your post made it easy! Thanks. :D

bikerboy 07-10-2008 12:01 PM

Ironman is the "bomb," oh... Miss K, you're pretty fine too! :D :wink:

Thanks for the info... attacking the clutch rebuild today... good steps to follow!

mrjoeyman 07-10-2008 04:33 PM

slight engagement
 
I followed these directions but still feel like I a very slight engagement of the clutch when I am holding the clutch lever all the way in. If I start it in gear with the clutch held in, sometimes it lurches forward a little bit when the starter engages, but still starts just fine and stops about a foot or so after the lurch and starting of the engine. Is there a way to take the slight engagement out with another adjustment? This may be normal I really dont know. Thanks for your indulgment. :shock:

IronMan 07-12-2008 12:47 PM

Re: slight engagement
 
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Originally Posted by mrjoeyman
I followed these directions but still feel like I a very slight engagement of the clutch when I am holding the clutch lever all the way in. If I start it in gear with the clutch held in, sometimes it lurches forward a little bit when the starter engages, but still starts just fine and stops about a foot or so after the lurch and starting of the engine. Is there a way to take the slight engagement out with another adjustment? This may be normal I really dont know. Thanks for your indulgment. :shock:

The slight lurch is normal when the engine and oil are cold. The plates are just barely out of contact and the oil between them has enough viscosity to grab.

Ideally, they would separate enough to prevent this, but that isn't the way wet clutches work. Make sure you have the full slack specified in the manual to insure that the clutch plates are completely engaged when the lever is out and as disengaged as possible when it's in.

This is a good point to mention a very common clutch mistake among bikers:
Most commonly when stopped, bikers will be in first gear with the clutch in...then they will rev up. This causes wear on the plates due to the closeness mentioned above. That habit continued will wear out the plates much earlier and glaze them over like overheated brakes. The same is true of course for being in motion and then revving the engine while holding in the clutch lever. The only time you can rev up the engine like that without clutch wear is in neutral.

Sport bikers commonly age their clutch very prematurely from this habit and it's much worse for them since they do it continually on a bike that already is a high RPM model.

Bebop 07-12-2008 05:28 PM

Re: slight engagement
 
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Originally Posted by mrjoeyman
I followed these directions but still feel like I a very slight engagement of the clutch when I am holding the clutch lever all the way in. If I start it in gear with the clutch held in, sometimes it lurches forward a little bit when the starter engages, but still starts just fine and stops about a foot or so after the lurch and starting of the engine. Is there a way to take the slight engagement out with another adjustment? This may be normal I really dont know. Thanks for your indulgment. :shock:

Mine does the same thing to a small degree so I have the habit of giving the bike a little shove forward when starting up. Eliminates the grabbing although it may look a little like I am molesting the bike. :lol: But then I do love my bike. :wink:

Cheers!

silverrider 07-15-2008 10:34 AM

Thanks for the info

Cynnyr 07-18-2008 10:23 PM

Thanks IronMan! Just did this today and shifting is crisp and clean. Feels better than when I first bought the bike.

-Paul

IronMan 07-19-2008 11:32 AM

Good work
 
Good work out there, all of you that have done this, I'm proud that you are learning more about the tech details on your bike and not giving money to dealers for things that you can do yourself. I have nothing against them in general, but when you can save that money and expand your knowledge, that's a two edged sword the advances you.

Cynnr, you and the rest are very welcome! My whole point in offering these tips is to provide another option over putting the bike in the shop of course, but mainly to assist in a small way the bikers that made such a huge difference in my inspiration levels during my struggle last year. I'll never forget ya'll for it and when there are ways I can contribute to your bike, I want to offer them

On that note, remember that I inherited a full service manual from Tony G. after he sold his '01 Skunk. If there is something in it that will help you, please contact me and I'll scan it for you.

IronMan

macubergeek 07-19-2008 01:28 PM

I'm just over the 100 mile mark on my new 08 C50C, and I've had issues with the bike not wanting to shift into 3rd gear (sometimes 4th). I'm still kind of new to riding so i'm not sure if i'm doing something wrong.

I'll pull in the clutch and back out of the throttle, but when i press up on the shifter, it feels like it's stuck. I can let the clutch back and and repeat and it will usually shift into gear on the 2nd try. Think the clutch may need to be adjusted? Does this both cold and warm.

The steps look pretty easy, but not sure if i should try this or just take it back to the dealer to look at it.


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