Check your clutch cable.
Clutch cable faults.
You may notice any of the following if your clutch cable is faulty.
- Clutch slipping (the engine revs up but the bike doesn't speed up)
(This could also be caused by worn clutch components)
- The clutch lever is stiff (Your hand or wrist become sore because of
using the clutch lever).
- The clutch cable has plenty of slack at the clutch lever but is tight
at the point where it connects to the engine.
- The clutch inner cable does not move freely inside it's sleeve.
- Some of the wires that make up the clutch inner cable are broken.
- The clutch inner cable or it's sleeve are bent or kinked.
- The nipple at the lever end of the clutch inner cable does not turn
freely inside the clutch lever.
Maintenance of clutch cable.
- You need a cable oiler for this.
- Slacken the cable and remove it from the lever.
- Insert as much oil or grease as possible into the cable.
- Re-install the cable.
- Turn the steering until the clutch cable is at it's tightest (Usually to
- Adjust the clutch cable so that it has a small amount of slack
- With the steering straight the ball end of the clutch lever should have
10mm to 15mm of free play.