Clutch acting up..

Bike: 2006 YZ450F. Stock clutch. Never raced, only trail and desert rides.

The last riding trip I was on, my clutch was not working so well.

First thing I noticed: The clutch pull is stiff...More stiff than my dad's XR650R (I compared it back to back).

Second thing: The clutch engages when the lever is almost all the way out, I couldnt feather the clutch like before. It usually starts to engage at half way out, but now it's nothing.

The clutch still engaged and I had no problems riding, but the slow technical stuff sucked.

I adjusted the cable looser and tighter, but nothing helped. Problem never changed, even with the bike warmed up after 20 miles.

Ideas?

Edited by DangerRanger245
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Check the cover for signs that the pressure plate is rubbing, then check the center nut to see if it's backed off.

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