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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:46 am 
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As the title states, My clutch lever is pretty hard to pull, and it makes riding not so fun after about five minutes. Is there a common fix to this? It seems like it's coming from the clutch arm on the transmission, because there is a slight friction noise when I engage it. Any suggestions? I'm pretty new to bikes, and I'm trying to learn how everything works so I don't have to take it to a mechanic anytime something small comes up. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:06 am 
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First make sure the clutch cable is free. Take one end loose and slide it up and down. It would be a good idea to lubricate it with dry graphite (don't use oil or anything that would attract dirt).

While the cable is loose, make sure the clutch lever pivot is free. Also lube it with something that will not attract dirt.

If neither of those work, the problem is probably with the clutch plates. Has the bike been sitting for an extended period?

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 12:19 pm 
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I don't think it sat, I just bought it and the previous owner said he rode it daily. I'll check the cable though. Dry graphite, I can buy this at an automotive store?


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 4:46 pm 
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Yes it should be available at auto parts stores. I think it also comes in a spray can and the liquid evaporates and leaves dry graphite. Probably easier to get down the clutch cable.

You can flush the cable out with WD-40 but it's not really a lubricant.

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:55 pm 
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im guessing # 21 the pinion. or #20 the cluth release bearing.
http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/model_ye ... 619-clutch


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