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Clutch The clutch works fine, but the distance the lever needs to move to engage/disengage it is VERY short (like maybe an inch). Is there any way to adjust this so that I can better ease the clutch off, or is this just the way of these bikes? Do I have a clutch problem? Hopefully, I've explained well enough to be understood.

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No way to adjust it that I know of.

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