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Offline BB King

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Tough Clutch
« on: November 07, 2017, 09:08:56 am »
I did an fairly long trip in March and the clutch started becoming "heavy", very.
Thought it was just the lever as it started rattling big time towards the end of the trip so I just adjusted the cable tension and rattle gone.
since then I have removed lever, lubed the cable, checked routing, even greased the bolt.

was a bit better after 24k service & new oil, but not great! The guys claim actual clutch is 100%.

Buddy of mine just got an @ and clutch grafts with one finger...
Reason for asking, the price attached to opening the clutch is killer!!

I did get use to it and then traded bikes this weekend for a short stint on the way home & realised how rough mine actually is!

Any ideas/suggestions what it could be?
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Re: Tough Clutch
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 10:07:15 am »
Interesting... Lubing the cable on modern bikes with Teflon sleeved guides is not a good idea. Just grease the heads, leave the cable dry.

Lubing it will introduce some dirt which can add to a rough feeling. This sounds more like a worn out pivot of the lever itself. How much play does it have with the cable removed?