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650ss clutch cable adjustment

Posted by matt_crighton at March 16. 2017

good evening folks,

I'm looking for advice on issue I have with clutch cable adjustment on a 1963 650ss.

Bought this bike recently so detailed gearbox/ clutch history is unknown, not had it apart. Bike came with correct cable for levers without adjuster (2 1/4" wire from nipple to sheave). Issue is that with gearbox end cable adjuster wound right out (~2 threads left) there is still half a clutch levers worth of slack in the cable.

If lever and cable are correct then problem must be in gearbox clutch mechanism or clutch itself. Planning to strip the lot down this weekend so any pointers/ recommendations/ checks to make would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Re: 650ss clutch cable adjustment

Posted by robert_tuck at March 17. 2017

Could be the lever inside the G/box cover is in the wrong position, if you remove the inspection cap  the lever end should be  in the approx 4 oclock position and so close to the cover that it looks like its going to be difficult to release the cable end and the lever should not have much slack.  If lots of slack the pushrod may be too short or clutch pressure plate adjuster too far out. You dont need to take the box to bits at this point.

Re: 650ss clutch cable adjustment

Posted by matt_crighton at March 18. 2017

Good evening Robert

Thanks for the reply, plan to hit the spanners in the morning and try and figure out what I've missed!!

Matt

Re: 650ss clutch cable adjustment

Posted by matt_crighton at March 18. 2017

Good evening Robert

Thanks for the reply, plan to hit the spanners in the morning and try and figure out what I've missed!!

Matt

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