stu182

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Just wondering what everybodys tricks are for stiff clutches. Other than new cables What are some other options to help fix a stiff clutch? I ride alot of tight woods and a easy clutch is a good thing? Any ideas?
 

motopuffs

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Lube both ends of the cable where the barrel connects to a lever or arm.

Also, some bikes have parts like a cross shaft and/or cam that can be polished...that will make it operate more smoothly.

Are there major grooves in your basket?

Can you run lighter springs and/or less stack height without the clutch slipping?

Use a fairly long lever and move the perch in on the bar so that you have more leverage. Don't forget to put teflon tape between the bar and perch.
 

David Trustrum

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The various aftermarket cables like terminator (motion pro I think) or some other silly name work real well due to their construction as they don’t tend to act like a spring.

Yes you could increase your leverage with an expensive lever assembly.

But the cheap way of doing exactly the same thing on the other end is lengthen the actuator arm. I put an extra 8-10mm in my kdx arm which helped a lot & actually improved the angle of the cable.

Cost; an offcut & a 10 min welding job.
 

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