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426 clutch lever is difficult to pull

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Hi,

My problem is that I have to use much more force to pull my clutch lever than other 426 bikes. I cleaned the clutch cable and lubricate it but nothing changed. I assume the problem is inside the engine.

Please, any idea or suggestions ?!

Thanks in advance.

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start by replacing the cable. Also check the routing of it.

To reduce the pull, you can use a later model clutch arm off a 450, comes in the GYTR clutch kit and use a lever like the ASV models with perch since they use a reduced ratio on them much like the CRs.

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Thanks for your suggestions. I removed the cable, cleaned it, checked the routing, lubricate it. Also, I checked its free play, I mean, I manually moved the cable inside the tube. From this perspective, cable seems to be ok.

Since I bought this bike as a second hand I don't know what the previous owners did. I still suspect something wrong/worn out in the clutch. Could it be a spring or the plates?

I've looked after a GYT-R clutch kit and I saw it has only plates and actuator arm but no lever like ASV. Is ASV F1 lever ok to reduce the pull strength?

Thanks.

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Thanks for your suggestions. I removed the cable, cleaned it, checked the routing, lubricate it. Also, I checked its free play, I mean, I manually moved the cable inside the tube. From this perspective, cable seems to be ok.

Since I bought this bike as a second hand I don't know what the previous owners did. I still suspect something wrong/worn out in the clutch. Could it be a spring or the plates?

I've looked after a GYT-R clutch kit and I saw it has only plates and actuator arm but no lever like ASV. Is ASV F1 lever ok to reduce the pull strength?

Thanks.

Any other advice ?!

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there is a bearing that the clutch arm sits in inside the cases. You may need to replace it. My old kx250 had the same issue and after replacing the clutch, clutch basket, springs, cable and clutch perch - it turned out the bearing was shot.

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I remember following a tip/trick that I read about on here that had you drill a new hole for the ball end of the cable in your lever, it worked and was free!

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I've also had difficulties with the clutch pull. I've drilled another hole in the lever, but after mounting an ASV lever it's more easier :busted: I have one for sale in your (our) country. Check your PM :banana:

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