Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Clutch Operation Inspection
Pull the clutch lever just enough to take up the free play
Measure the gap between the lever and the lever holder.
If the gap is too wide, the clutch may not release fully. If
the gap is too narrow, the clutch may not engage fully. In
either case, adjust it.
Clutch Lever Free Play
2 ∼ 3 mm (0.08 ∼ 0.12 in.)
The engine and exhaust system get extremely hot
during normal operation and can cause serious
burns. Never touch the engine or exhaust pipe
during clutch adjustment.
Turn the adjuster [A] so that 5 ∼ 6 mm (0.20 ∼ 0.24 in.) [B]
of threads is visible.
Slide the dust cover [A] at the clutch cable lower end out
Loosen both adjusting nuts [B] at the clutch cover as far
as they will go.
Pull the clutch outer cable [C] tight and tighten the adjust-
ing nuts against the clutch cover [D].
Slip the dust cover back onto place.
Turn the adjuster at the clutch lever until the free play is
Push the release lever [A] toward the front of the motor-
cycle until it becomes hard to turn.
At this time, the release lever should have the proper an-
If the angle is wrong, check the clutch and release parts
Too much cable play can prevent clutch disengage-
ment and cause an accident resulting in serious in-
jury or death. When adjusting the clutch or replac-
ing the cable, be sure the upper end of the clutch
outer cable is fully seated in its fitting, or it could
slip into place later, creating enough cable play to
prevent clutch disengagement.
After the adjustment, start the engine and check that the
clutch does not slip and that it releases properly.
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