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EZ Clutch setup woes

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  1. 1stVictory

    1stVictory Well-Known Member

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    I've gotten into the habit of placing the tranny into neutral at stop lights. That will work. And don't forget to use Golden Spectro 20W-40 oil! Slick forgot to mention that.
     
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    Well, excuse me! I’ll be trying slutty olive oil. The extra virgin breaks down early from what I’ve heard.
     
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    This folks is the voice of a lot of experience talking! Plus he has the solution for you as well: a Barnett clutch cable and adjustable levers. Perfect! Thank you Conquest Customs!
     
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    I run a Whitewall Choppers easy pull for about 20-25k miles.
    IMO if you run a very heavy clutch spring you can get away with having no slack in the cable and they work very well. Overall pull on mine is slightly less than stock, and that clutch just does not slip with the big spring.
     
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    Weird... My bike had one on there (Looks like this one.) when I bought it and It's got about 20K on it now Never shown any sign of a problem. I'm also going to knock on wood here since I must be pretty lucky! I like it a lot... My clutch is like butter!
     
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    My CCT had one installed when I got it @ 13,917 miles, I broke 20,250 yesterday with no slippage issues @ all. I am very proactive with cable maintenance ( every oil change & again @ halfway between changes ) but maybe I’m one of the lucky ones
     
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    No EZ Clutch, never had to readjust the clutch cable in 78K miles, still on my oem clutch cable and my clutch is still perfect. I lube the ends a couple times a year, maybe. I run with more clutch lever freeplay than what the manual suggests I should. A replacement Barnett clutch cable is still hanging on the doorknob to my office closet. I’m determined to install the Barnett at the 100K mile mark even if the oem clutch cable is still working perfectly.

    YMMV
     
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    So you'll really know if it is easier pull than the OEM version. :)
     
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    At about 80k miles I barely noticed the clutch pull was not as smooth. Replaced cable with Barnett and was much smoother and less pull effort. Cut the end off to pull cable out of sleeve and the teflon coating was worn off in the metal bend area of the lower part of sleeve.
     
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    Mine’s been working fine for 50k miles too. There Is a spring attached to the shaft going inside the case so that the lever doesn’t flop around fully out. You can reach down and actually move it by hand with little effort. That tension isn’t on the clutch spring itself but the clutch arm. It you adjust the clutch so that there is no creep fully pulled in you’re probably ok.
     
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    With 55K miles on my CCT and about a million pulls on it in the past 9 seasons, the cable is original but starting to feel that kinda gritty feel as it nears the grip. I spoke to the tech about lubing it. He said don’t do it. It’ll attract dirt. The cable runs in a dry, plastic lined sleeve and the plastic lining may be wearing out somewhere giving that bit of not smooth action. I ordered an OEM cable and he’ll install it when the tank is off getting a new fuel filter replacement and new steering head bearings. I believe when something doesn’t seem just right, get it fixed! I’ve carried a Sav-Ur-Ride cable in the saddlebag since day one. Never used it and that’s good! I clean and lube the cable ends every oil change. They still look perfect.
     
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    I made the mistake ( or did I ) of lubing my cable back in the beginning of ownership 9 yrs ago. The trick here is to keep it lubed. Never an issue as long as you flush with lube then lube again. Like I said it’s not right but it’s too late to go back so lube.... it is ....and it works perfectly. I use Hilco lube. Superior product and does not deteriorate the plastic sheath.
     
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    Is it made by Spectro?

    Forgive me Vic. The devil made me do it.
     
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    Hilco spectro I smell a conspiracy
     
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