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Lankyrider

I could use some help...

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I recently purchased a Hinson clutch kit in order to replace the stock clutch plates and springs. After i replaced everything i tried to adjust the clutch but i noticed that the perch became very hard to pull. I adjusted again both the perch and the clutch cable screw but the bike died when i got to 1st gear. I adjusted again and the only way to keep the bike running when in gear was to keep the perch with almost no slack at all...what am doing wrong?

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its prolly harder to pull because of the stiffer springs that came with the kit... I had the same problem, I ordered the E-Z pull clutch lever perch and it solved my issue

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Well, i removed the clutch cover to check if everything's in place, also i replaced the aftermarket springs with the stock ones and tried to adjust the perch and cable screw but the problem remains...any other recommendations??

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I'd like to start by recommending you tell us what year/model you are working on. :thumbsup:

It's a YZ450F 2008

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I would suggest you try the stock springs back in it. The likelihood is that the Hinsons are simply that much stiffer. The extra spring pressure is not really required, IMO. If it solves the issue of the hard pull, consider a new set of OEM springs. They're quite inexpensive.

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I would suggest you try the stock springs back in it. The likelihood is that the Hinsons are simply that much stiffer. The extra spring pressure is not really required, IMO. If it solves the issue of the hard pull, consider a new set of OEM springs. They're quite inexpensive.

I've already installed the OEM springs back in but that didn't seem to solve the problem...:thumbsup:

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There are only three things that can influence the effort required to pull the clutch: The clutch springs, and the condition or routing of the clutch cable, or the leverage ratio built into the release arm. If the arm was not replaced, that leaves only the springs and the cable.

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I never did like the way Yamaha set-up the cable routing to the clutch push rod........the angle is pretty aggresive and I have had to replace mine once already in the last year because of binding.

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Well, i cleaned and lubed the clutch cable and i also rerouted it because i noticed that it was kind of stuck on the handlebar. After 1 hour of riding the clutch became as it was before, no problems thank you for your help.

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