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Wire clutch adjustment

Picture an 1100 with wire clutch and adjustable lever. I'm using the term engage as in pulling the lever new clutch installed by a Guzzi dealer, can't adjust to where it shifts easily

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    Dick May 11, 2010

    If it shifted easily before the new clutch was installed, you have tried all the adjustments available and it still won't shift easily now isn't it obvious the new clutch is the problem?

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Pulling the lever releases the clutch. Disengageing it so you don't go. Ok, in order to engage the clutch fully, you release the lever and you must have at leas 1/4 inch free play.
If it is not going in gear easily, you probably have too much free play and you are not fully disengageing.. There is the possibility of an internal adjust ment Try the above and let me know how or if that works. Clutch lever pulled by closing your fist releases the clutch for shifting.

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