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V-star 650 yahama 2009 to much clutch play

I adjusted the clutch on the handle bars... wondering there is an adjustment futher down the cable?

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    There should not be another adjustment on the cable, but check the metal piece at the other end of the cable, the one that sits on then end of the shaft going into your clutch assembly. If that metal piece is not tight for some reason (broken or loose) it will result in excess play at the lever. Your cable could also be broken, or the lever broken.

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There is a clutch linkage kit you can purchase which will take the "**** " out. It is mounts between the end of the clutch cable and the transmission. I have one on my bike and love it. Easy to adjust and customizes the clutch to you.

Charles

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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Let me know if you need any further assistance.

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