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Very hard to pull in clutch leaver with out straining left hand. Is this just cable adjustment needed? or do I need a new hand?

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With out pulling in you clutch I can't tell you if it is a normal pull or not. You can buy an easy pull ball and ramp for your clutch, or start working out your grip with a tennis ball.

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Hi, Anonymous, a proper clutch adjustment starts by squirting some silicone spray or Brake Kleen into the top of the rubber boot on the clutch cable and sliding it back exposing the cable adjuster. Loosen the jam nut and turn the adjusting screw all the way in. Loosen the jam nut on the clutch pack adjusting screw until light resistance is felt against the clutch rod then back the adjusting screw out 3/4 of a turn and tighten the jam nut. Go back to the clutch cable adjuster and back it out until there is 1/8" free play between the clutch lever and the bracket perch. This is correctly accomplished by pulling the clutch cable end outward with your right hand and pulling the clutch lever in with your left hand and modest pressure on both hands to eyeball the free play. Tighten cable adjuster jam nut and slide rubber boot back to its original position.
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    • 2 Set the motorcycle on its kickstand or, if like some dirt bikes, it does not have one, prop it against a solid object so that it will not fall over while being worked on.
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