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Old 02-26-2009, 05:12 AM
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Lithium grease is too thick. You need to get it down the cable. They make a little kit thing to do this, but what works best for me, is to take the clutch cable off of the left handle, cut out a hole in a zip-lock bag large enough to stick the cable into the bag just a touch, then tape the bag there at that corner to seal the cable and bag together. I then spray silicone spray into the bag to make a pool around the cable and it will slowly seep down the cable. I'll usually just tape this whole bag/cable setup to the handgrip and let it seep all night. It will leak out the other end of the cable and make a mess, so I stuff a rag around the bottom side of it.

BUT... silicone spray isn't cheap, and an aftermarket replacement clutch cable is only $15. If you can move the clutch handle in and out very slowly and it's smooth, not jerky feeling... I wouldn't mess with doing any of this.

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Old 02-26-2009, 09:17 AM
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Oh, and here's a copy of the manual (both the OEM and the Clymers). No need to pay money if you can get it for free, right?
Instructions for adjusting the clutch are in there.
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:56 AM
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Very much appreciated Tod and Catatonic. You guys and this forum are an invaluable resource. Looking forward to getting my bike out and getting started on my projects now!
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