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Honda crf 100

Clutch lever stiff even with new cable fitted

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You possibly have corrosion or contamination built up in the lever pivot point. Disconnect the cable and try lever - if it is stiff or difficult to move, you'll need to take the handle off, clean pivot and contact points with a SOFT wire brush ( brass brush recommended) lube it with white lithium grease and re-install. check for freedom of movement before re-installing cable. If it moves ok but cable is stiff, you'll want to next lube the cable with a liquid spray lube - sometimes the new cables are not properly lubed!!

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SOURCE: Top speed

about 55 to 60 depending on the rider

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SOURCE: Honda CRF 100 timing

Turn the motor over clockwise until the punch mark on the gear lines up with the arrow mark on the side case. Check to be sure that the cam lobes are facing to the rear of the bike, if they are pointing toward the front keep going until they face back and the punch mark aligns up with the mark on the case.ab798e0.jpg

Check the cam gear to make sure the two marks on the gear are level with the surface of the head.
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Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 06 honda CRF 100 repair manual ANYONE HAVE

Turn the motor over clockwise until the punch mark on the gear lines up with the arrow mark on the side case. Check to be sure that the cam lobes are facing to the rear of the bike, if they are pointing toward the front keep going until they face back and the punch mark aligns up with the mark on the case.

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Check the cam gear to make sure the two marks on the gear are level with the surface of the head.
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Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Yamaha motorcycle stiff clutch

Disconnect the cable at the engine. Does the cable move freely when disconnected? If it does, remove the left side cover then check the operation of the clutch arm. Does it move freely and spring back freely? If not then clean it up. If it does move freely, remove the clutch push rod from the center case. Roll it on a flat surface. Does it roll smoothly or does it sort of lope along. If bent, replace it. If rolling smoothly then put it back in the center-case and remount the side casing. Lube the clutch cable and remount it also. The adjuster #23 should be screwed in until it is snug then back off the screw 1/4 turn.

Assuming no one has tinkered with the actual clutch and it was operating properly a few months ago or when it was put up for the winter, now is the time for an oil change. Dirty, gritty oil can stiffen a clutch big time. Drain the oil and refill with 10w40 motor oil. No synthetics or oils with "special" additives or friction reducers. No oil marked ECII. Just normal motor oil. Shell, Mobil, Pennzoil, etc., the major brands. Ride the bike for an hour or so then change the oil again. Doing this will flush most all of the grit from the gearbox. Hey, oil ain't that expensive. This should take care of the problem.

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SOURCE: recently snapped my clutch lever off my kx 250

Be sure you were given the correct cable, The stock cable is part number 54011. Compair the old cable to the new one.

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