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  • Clutch - Difficult to Shift Gears

    Sorry if this seems like a dumb question but, it has been getting progressively harder to shift my bike into neutral while at idle for awhile now, earlier this week I was not able to do it at all...It seems to be shifting fine for the most part otherwise, sometimes it does seem to bind up a little when shifting up and down though. I know the procedure for adjusting the clutch pack and the primary chain, although checking the primary chain at the service about 5k miles ago it seemed fine. Could this just be the clutch needing adjustment?
    Last edited by DoubleJ; 10-01-2010, 10:07 AM.

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  • #2
    Yep. Back it off at the mid cable adjustment. Try a half turn.
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    • #3
      I was wondering if I need to pull the derby cover and adjust the clutch pack in the primary? Is this only necessary if you notice it slipping?

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      • #4
        Yeah I guess I'd pull the derby cover and adjust the clutch. Take about 10 minutes to do ,if that. The manual has very good detailed instructions on how to do it.
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        • #5
          I tried the Mid cable thing,,,shifting got worse,,
          Got the servce book out,,,open the derby,,,
          Was Butt stank super simple,,,
          Still I called Croc to check,,,
          Shifts Perfectomundo now,,
          I really needed It at Only 4,000 miles
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          • #6
            I need to do mine pretty soon as well......That adjustment sneaks up on ya, and the improved shifting lets you know how far out it really was.......g
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            • #7
              Thanks guys....When changed out my bars I only adjusted the new cables, Dave said to always adjust clutch pack and then the cable. It did not even occur to me to do that at the time I was swapping out the bars.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by doublej View Post
                Thanks guys....When changed out my bars I only adjusted the new cables, Dave said to always adjust clutch pack and then the cable. It did not even occur to me to do that at the time I was swapping out the bars.
                Dam, you got your answer already!!!
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                • #9
                  this is great, its good we can help git some stuff fixed and not just goof off all the time.
                  Crazy people don't know they're crazy, I know I'm crazy therefore I'm not crazy, isn't that crazy.....

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                  • #10
                    Got the clutch pack adjustment done, adjusted the cables and am able to shift into neutral while bike is stopped at idle now. The bike also shifts way way smoother. Its amazing what happens when you do crap right. :)

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                    • #11
                      Update,,I did a fast 2 gear down shift with a blip Trailing In hard, deep in a corner,,
                      Full power off the apex,,took a gear with a quarter clutch pull and WOT on the release.
                      Man My clutch Is perfect.
                      I can match engine an tranny speed now and make my downshifts to stay In the center
                      of the power band with no rear tire pull down.
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