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clutch question

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i am having a tough time with my clutch.. i am going out to look for another clutch lever to help with maybe the pivot angle.. will probably also change the clutch cable just incase there is a problem there. but one thing i would like to know.. the part that comes out of the engine.. the actuator arm<is that right?> can u pull/push it with ur thumb?

thanx

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thanks,

working on a honda xr600 1998 or 99 not very sure.. lol.. will get the vin tonight and place it on so someone can tell me what year it is.

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i am having a tough time with my clutch.. i am going out to look for another clutch lever to help with maybe the pivot angle.. will probably also change the clutch cable just incase there is a problem there. but one thing i would like to know.. the part that comes out of the engine.. the actuator arm<is that right?> can u pull/push it with ur thumb?

thanx

To move the arm on the engine would take a lot of strength. I can't do it. It takes a thumb of steel.

There is a thing called an "easy clutch" or something that is a little gizmo that uses a lever to trade clutch travel for leverage.

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The easy clutch is a great option for you saintvince, but I don't know how easy it is for you to get one of those in Ghana! The easy clutch does give you an easier pull, I used them on my KX500s for years.

You may want to try a Yamaha XT350 perch and lever. This lever assembly is extra long and may provide a little more leverage for you. It may also be a little easier for you to find over there in Africa!

And also for the record, I have never been able to more the lever down on the cases with my fingers, either.

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thanky you for the info.. how about adding a kind of extra length to the arm down near the engine..? kind of an extension? just a thought.. will go looking for the yamaha xt350 u mentioned.. :cheers:

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Lengthing the arm down on the engine is also another viable option. Adding length to the lever does makes it easier to pull up top.

If you do add more length, be sure to make sure that you don't go to far. It is possible to make the arm throw long enough that the clutch lever on the bar can't pull the arm far enough to fully engage the clutch.

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i am having a tough time with my clutch.. i am going out to look for another clutch lever to help with maybe the pivot angle.. will probably also change the clutch cable just incase there is a problem there. but one thing i would like to know.. the part that comes out of the engine.. the actuator arm<is that right?> can u pull/push it with ur thumb?

thanx

Start with either lubing (pressure lube widgit that clamps to the cable and connects to an aerosol can of lube - $15 or so at any accessory store) the cable, or better yet replacing it.

If that is not good enough, then look into other levers, pivot points, etc.

I think that every time I've had a problem with a cable actuated part of a motorcycle, replacing the cable has fixed the problem.

No, you will not be able to move the lever on the engine with your thumb - or if you can, you've got a hell of a thumb!

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i can move that clutch lever on the motor but man it leaves an impression of your tumb last time i did it my thumb slipped and i ripped off a finger nail but my opinion is get a magura "jack" clutch the one for KX250 will fit that bike i got one on mine one of the best improvments ever call they guy tell him the spacing he'll help you out

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i put in a new clutch cable and it seems much much better. still havent ridden it.. maybe this weekend... i want the bike to heat up and see if it changes.

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Clutches are pretty tough on the XR600s, all the years after 1992 are the same except for color so it doesn't really matter what year it is, If i get a chance i will check my honda book and tell you the year.

The most important thing with the clutch is to use the stock honda perch and lever, I am sure there are some good aftermarket ones but most are short have bad leverage and or are just junk. If the perch and lever are good then check the cable it should have no resistance or kinks, I try not to spary any oily type stuff on the cable thinking it attracts dirt, i use dry lubes only. If the cable looks good and you still have issues the clutch basket would be next, if it has a bunch of time on it the basket made be grooved by the clutch plates, like little ramps the plates have to overcome to release, if so you can either file the grooves flat or get a new basket, after all that and you still are having trouble its time to start working out more or start touching yourself

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lol .. nice one hare.. lets keep touching myself as a last result.. thanks for the info really appreciate it.

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