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Clutch; Slipping clutch
Topic Started: Jun 24 2018, 06:02 PM (71 Views)
Fiver
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Hi all.

I have bought a z550 ltd and have changed the handlebars out from the ape hanger style to a renthal style.This is to accommodate the width of my side gate which is a pain and only 28 inches wide. I have now noticed the clutch is slipping in nearly every gear, do anyone have any idea what this could be and a fix if possible. The other bars are not going back on the bike.

Many thanks

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ChrisGPZ600R
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Is the cable taught when lever released?

If it is, loosen it a bit at the lever adjuster, 2-3mm slack should be there. Also test on each maximum turn, left and right. (if cant adjust anymore on the lever, adjust below at the clutch casing adjustment.

If it is not, might be worth checking the clutch springs...
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ChrisGPZ600R
Jun 24 2018, 06:58 PM
Is the cable taught when lever released?

If it is, loosen it a bit at the lever adjuster, 2-3mm slack should be there. Also test on each maximum turn, left and right. (if cant adjust anymore on the lever, adjust below at the clutch casing adjustment.

If it is not, might be worth checking the clutch springs...
Thanks Chris I will try that. I have a new spare clutch assembly should I just swap them over? And if so how difficult a job is it?
I have a little mechanical know how that's all.
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Clutch work is medium difficulty for the mechanic. I will not suggest doing it yourself if like you say you are not mechanical savvy. You need some special tools to hold the basket while you undo the center bolt.

If you are on a budget, get the manualmanual for z550 and study the clutch section well. Not too hard work, but care is advised to assemble properly and torque the bolts back as per manual.

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