how to ease clutch pull

45 replies to this topic
  • hudydog

Posted March 28, 2009 - 06:27 AM


my 03 yz 450 clutch pull kills me I lubed the motion pro cable which helped a little bit. Is there anything else I can do ?

  • wellsy1

Posted March 28, 2009 - 07:30 AM


My buddy had an old cr250 with same problem. He found this easy clutch helper that adds right to your cable. Its kind of funny looking, but it works awsome. But I cant remember who makes it. I do know that when he added it he also had to shorten the cable. Maybe google it? "easy clutch helper"

  • motomanmike26

Posted March 28, 2009 - 07:38 AM


Your cable is worn out. Replace it. :thumbsup:

  • sacfelix

Posted March 28, 2009 - 07:49 AM


If you have some extra cash, you could get a rekluse. Just a thought.

  • motomanmike26

Posted March 28, 2009 - 08:12 AM


Some people don't bother lubing the clutch cables because they say it makes the cables have a shorter life span.

I have never used rekluse so i can't speak for it, it sounds awesome from what i heard but from my past expierences if your getting a new clutch kit, OEM is the way to go. :thumbsup:

  • Valerie Wilson

Posted March 28, 2009 - 08:22 AM


A rekluse is the way to go .... they are awesome.

If you don't want to pony up the $$$ for one of those and easy inexpensive fix is to get an "easy pull clutch system"

  • yz426em

Posted March 28, 2009 - 09:33 AM


I would suggest a oem cable with a asv lever, that will make your clutch pull much easier.

  • gbalias

Posted March 28, 2009 - 12:14 PM


MSR pro raptor easy pull lever. $45.

ive got em on all my bikes and would never go back. it gives you 3 selections.

  • FinchFan194

Posted March 28, 2009 - 12:53 PM


I have a teflon coated cable on my bike works great. I think Sunline makes it?

  • keegan1014

Posted March 28, 2009 - 01:09 PM


what about the hydrolic clutches?
I dont know anything about them myself

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • keegan1014

Posted March 28, 2009 - 01:12 PM


like this one

  • FinchFan194

Posted March 28, 2009 - 01:30 PM


like this one

I've never used one seems kinda expensive to me @$244 for only a claimed "up to 20% reduction in clutch pull"

  • keegan1014

Posted March 28, 2009 - 01:53 PM


just an idea
now do the make an auto clutch like the mini bikes
you just shift kinda deal.
I realy only use the clutch to take off than shift off rpms
ive had tons of bikes and no problems with this.

  • FinchFan194

Posted March 28, 2009 - 02:05 PM


Yes the auto clutch is just like whats on a 50/mini. You can also override it with your clutch lever if you need to build RPM's to slip the clutch so it is not exactly the same. I agree though I only use my clutch for starting I slip it once in awhile, but never use it to shift.

  • Colemd

Posted March 28, 2009 - 02:07 PM


Magura hydro clutch

  • gbalias

Posted March 28, 2009 - 04:24 PM


i still think the MSR is the best bang for the buck.

you can get either a shorty or normal. even though the normal one is slightly shorter than the stocker. but it comes with the mount and lever. up to 33% reduction

  • TD-3

Posted March 28, 2009 - 05:41 PM


This freebie mod works well.
http://www.thumperta...ght=clutch pull

  • INJURY_69

Posted March 28, 2009 - 06:54 PM


went i went to a hydraulic clutch I didn't think that the pull was much different.

  • wellsy1

Posted March 28, 2009 - 06:55 PM


I put a Magura hydro clutch on my YZ450f. I love it. It does make it easyer to pull, and I find less arm pump. Track, trail, on road, off road, whatever it gets the job done. But what I like is that there is no cable to adjust ever! All your power is put right to the ground.

  • FinchFan194

Posted March 28, 2009 - 06:59 PM


I agree wellsy1 the only reason I would get one would be for no more cable adjustment.

Related Content


Wilson the Blue Privateer by jetfuel

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  50 replies

The "going back to the other darkside" adventure... by Monk

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   KTM   250/350/450/505 SX-F & XC-F (4-Strokes)
  • Hot  113 replies

2016 YZ450 by CaptainKnobby

Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Technical Forums   Suspension
  • Hot  59 replies

Megabomb Fitment by 288yz450

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • 1 reply

Michigan Motocross Tires by 288yz450

Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Regional Discussion   North
  • 1 reply

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.