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  1. TheChapMan

    TheChapMan Member

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    Hello,

    2017 Highball - 9700 miles

    Went to shift into 3rd or 4th the other evening and the tension on the clutch lever completely gave way. Bike acted like the clutch was engaged even when I stopped pulling in the clutch lever.

    Once on the shoulder, I was able to get the bike to neutral. I was able to get the bike into first gear but there was some grinding. And it stalled immediately.

    Brought the bike home on a trailer and it's been sitting.

    Do Vics typically experience these kind of problems with low mileage on them? Do you all have any advice or tips or guidance for this type of situation? I appreciate it
     
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    md2420 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the clutch cable broke. Did it?
     
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  3. TheChapMan

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    That was my assumption but right now the little lever that the clutch cable leads to is still moving back and forth.

    Also, when I was messing with the clutch lever the next day... there seemed to be more tension there. Not the appropriate amount but figure that is worth mentioning.
     
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    Chattanooga_Mark Well-Known Member

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    Check first to make sure both end barrels are properly seated in their catch. Then, adjust the clutch to the loose end of the spec. If you have any form of an EZ Clutch mounted on the transmission end, remove as your very first step and ruin it with a hammer so it can never be used again.
     
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    Here we go again with the EZ pull slamming :icon_rolleyes:
     
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    What is this EZ Pull thingy you speak of?

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    Sounds like the cables too tight ?
     
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    Definitely sounds like it's out of adjustment. As far as issues, not really if it's maintained as shown in the manual. When the bike is overnight cold, the lever should have about 2mm of free play - you should be able to slide a dime in between the lever and housing when it first starts to pull the cable. Your shift shaft (the rod that goes into the primary) should sit to the left at about 15 degrees (if it's not modified) when the lever is not pulled.

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    Yep.... wait till morning. Loosen up the lever giving plenty floppy free play. Then slowly tighten til the cable is just starting to tighten up. In other words very little movement at the lever. Like Broggy says try the dime. I prefer a tad more but it sounds like your too tight.
     

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