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So duan3longwo how do I know if the clutch is adjusted right on my 89 Yamaha virago 1100? If the clutch cable it's good at the lever could it still be off a little at the crank case? Since it's a wet clutch would it do that if the bike is either low in oil or has to much oil

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A proper adjustment will have a cable that has just a little slack. It has to completely release the clutch, and completely engage it. Low oil may affect it, too much oil will be struck by the crank and foam up.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

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  • Daniel lake Nov 28, 2013

    Thanks that has helped. I might just need to add more oil than. If the crank hits the oil and it foams up I should be able to see it in the site glass right

  • mike kirschbaum
    mike kirschbaum Nov 28, 2013

    Sight glass? Nice to have. There has to be a dipstick somewhere to let you know the proper oil level. Foaming oil is big trouble, you don't want that.

  • Daniel lake Nov 28, 2013

    thank you. I guess I have to keep looking for it because me not my boss could find one. do you have any idea where it would be located at

  • mike kirschbaum
    mike kirschbaum Nov 28, 2013

    Usually the plug for the hole where the oil goes into has the dipstick. If you have a sight glass, half way up the sight glass is probably the right amount of oil.

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