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My mate changed my clutch with a new set,new cable etc.. But its so hard to switch gear,looks like it has not enough pull distance,now after changing the settings a bit its in gear and when pulling the lever it stays in gear..could it be that the plates are in a wrong order inserted? Its a Suzuki 750GS '78..

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Did you set up the clutch mechanism/pushrod correctly? Where the clutch cable goes into the engine you need to remove the cover to access it. First off, set some freeplay into the cable by either/and adjusting the lower end of the cable or at the lever.
Once done, under the cover you will see a lock nut on the end of a shaft with a slot in it for your screwdriver. Slacken the lock nut. Turn the shaft in (clock wise) until you just feel resistance. Now back it out half a turn. Secure the lock nut ensuring the centre shaft does not turn. Now set the freeplay in the cable to give a few mm's play at the lever (you may be able to acheive this with just the knurled adjuster at the lever end, if not use the inline adjuster at the point where the cable goes into the engine cover). Make sure this is right before the hassle of checking the plates.

Posted on Feb 12, 2011

  • slisse1302 Feb 12, 2011

    Hi,thanks for the reply,yes we checked and adjusted the way you describe it but no luck,been told that the plates are not the same and there should be one for the end and first with others in the middle? I never had a bike like this before so i dont know alot about them,its a complete new set with heavy duty springs etc and new cable with mid adjuster,the engine is build in a lowrider chopper frame with Apehanger handlebars etc so custom made cable and forward controls,is there any pics or layout from the clutch on the net where i can see the correct way of inserting the new clutch?

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    phil cuzins Feb 13, 2011

    For parts daigrams have a look at this website www.cmsnl.com they should have your engine covered. Failing that, log on to www.thegsresources.com which is a very good forum covering the GS range of bikes. Hope this helps.

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