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blueranger660 10-03-2013 07:59 AM

Clutch cable adjustment
 
In the 3 years I've owned my 06 the clutch has Always been quirky. The cable pull has always been 10x harder than my other bikes and the cable adjusted out almost all the way is about 1" to long. When you think you have it adjusted and remove the cover and pull the pressure plate and clutches then reassemble them the cable can then be over 1" out of adjustment the opposite way? When you think its set You never actually feel a positive engagement of the clutch it's always a sluggish engagement if that makes sense. I guess this is going to be a winter diagnostic project but looking for any advise. Thanks

shiftx450 10-03-2013 08:13 AM

Subbin. I actually had to move my arm on the spline a tooth once. Thought it was extremely weird.

No matter what I do though still I can never get it to where I feel it's 'perfectly adjusted'

05limited 10-03-2013 09:56 AM

Ranger,

What cable are you running and also what lever?

ballz338 10-03-2013 10:52 AM

Stock cable on mine is a bout an 1" too long with ASV lever. ASV will give you some spacers that I thought looked like shit. I bought a LTZ cable and it fits pretty nice.

05limited 10-03-2013 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ballz338 (Post 607165)
Stock cable on mine is a bout an 1" too long with ASV lever. ASV will give you some spacers that I thought looked like shit. I bought a LTZ cable and it fits pretty nice.

Exactly. When you move the arm you also change the leverage ratio on the clutch itself. Also every lever had a different ratio. I always found I liked the works connection levers the best. Lightest pull but best feel. Lever ratio is a guessing balancing act between the pull being light and having enough travel for it to feel good. Most levers with a light pull have a really long engagement ramp thus you'll have a hard time getting that good solid snap feel that a harder pull lever will give you.


I really want to try the pro taper setup but I fear change lol

ltr450king69 10-03-2013 02:30 PM

Mines stupidly heavy to and cable adjustment is s pain. Ive just managed to bleed my streamline hydro up and omg I'm never going back. Not super soft but very smooth and biting point is half way.

blueranger660 10-08-2013 09:46 AM

Thanks for all the replies. I'm not sure what lever set up I have but I think it's an MSR quick adjust lever assembly. I've had two cables on this bike and both seem to be 1" to long. I'm sure they're aftermarket cables, most likely Motion pro. Is the LTZ a shorter cable? I have almost a +2 stem so I need enough length to reach the back of the motor but I don't need all that extra cable that's sticking out. I've actually contemplated tying a knot in the cable just before it hooks up to the clutch cam.

05limited 10-08-2013 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by blueranger660 (Post 607704)
Thanks for all the replies. I'm not sure what lever set up I have but I think it's an MSR quick adjust lever assembly. I've had two cables on this bike and both seem to be 1" to long. I'm sure they're aftermarket cables, most likely Motion pro. Is the LTZ a shorter cable? I have almost a +2 stem so I need enough length to reach the back of the motor but I don't need all that extra cable that's sticking out. I've actually contemplated tying a knot in the cable just before it hooks up to the clutch cam.

Go buy an LTZ cable and try it. Also buy an OEM cable as they are factory lubed.

Motion pro cables aren't lubed from the factory if you think you need a longer cable. I run flexx bars and a +1 houser stem on my quads with an oem clutch cable and motion pro throttle cable.

Buy a good cable luber and cable lube. I use wd40 to clean all the junk out of the cable then lube it up with actual cable lube.

Also try a different lever. The factory Crf lever has a great ratio and pull.

shiftx450 10-08-2013 10:16 AM

I'd advise against tying the knot in the cable, will create a weak point for fraying and breakage.

Does motion pro still make the terminator cables?

blueranger660 10-09-2013 07:12 AM

Thanks,
I really wasn't going to tie a knot in the cable but I did think about it since there was so much pissin cable left over after I adjusted both locations all the way out. I'll try an LTZ cable and look for a CRF450 clutch lever on ebay.

I run the +2 motion pro throttle cable for a TRX450R and it's almost to short with my +2 stem but it's working - - Long live the Carb!


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