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I have aprox 42,000 miles on the royal star and up untial now it has shifed fine with the exception of not wanting to down shift to first gear sometimes. currently it will not shift easly into 3 and 4 when the bike get warmed up and the cluth lever does not fell like it has alot of resistance and fells like it is not fully releasing when I disingage the gears. I have also experianced it popping out of a gear of late, whats up?

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  • ronrisdon Sep 14, 2010

    please explain how I would adjust the clutch



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It sounds to me like you need a new clutch pack. You can adjust the clutch and see if that helps. The adjustment is on the clutch handle, under the black rubber cover. You want to unscrew the adjuster.

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  • Rodney Clark
    Rodney Clark Sep 14, 2010

    There is a rubber cover on the handlebars on the left side that covers where the clutch handle attaches to the handlebars. Pull that cover back and you will see a round retainer and a smaller adjustment. You will have to loosen the larger one or the retainer, then unscrew the adjuster. Then tighten the retainer back up so the adjuster will not move.



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