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    Hello all,

    I ran out of clutch cable adjustment. I changed to the Barnett clutch kit a couple of years ago and she ran fine until recent. I’ve been adjusting the cable daily until I finally ran out of adjustment. I’m assuming it’s the friction plates that needs changing but the bike still pulls so strong, so I’m wondering, should I change the clutch cable also just to make sure it’s not the cable that went bad and is stretching like crazy?

  • #2
    FYI, the cable was only $50 so I decided to just replace it with a new OEM since I’ve had the bike for over 7 years with the same cable.

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    • #3
      That sounds like a cable issue anyway. Did the change fix the problem?
      It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

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      • #4
        I just ordered the cable so once I change it we'll see... But I'll likely just change everything to make sure and call it a day.

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        • #5
          Curiosity question, can you twist the clutch cable like a recurve bow string to make it shorter? in a pinch situation of course

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          • roadiemort
            roadiemort commented
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            Won't slide freely in its sheath as it will get fatter. You can however ride a bike with a broken clutch cable.

        • #6
          Yeah, I did that as a kid when my cable broke... very interesting situation. I had to run with the bike in N then pop it into gear once I jumped on it in motion. But thanks for the answer about twisting the cable, makes sense...

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          • #7
            Originally posted by Sabotage View Post
            Curiosity question, can you twist the clutch cable like a recurve bow string to make it shorter? in a pinch situation of course
            No

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            • #8
              FYI, it was the clutch plates. Also, lucky me, when I took the clutch cover off and removed the screws on my barnett spring conversion kit, the bearing at the center of the kit just fell apart. Thank God none of the bearing balls fell into my engine. I called Barnett and they're sending me another bearing. they told me it's the same bearing as the one in the oem clutch, but I may buy the OEM instead of use the one they're sending me to make sure I get the quality of OEM in there. Very stressful since now my bike is down in my yard for who knows how long.

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              • Shores
                Shores commented
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                You are the second person who has reported that in the last month.

            • #9
              The Barnett bearing arrived early this week. I wanted to ride this holiday weekend so i decide to leave the bearing in the freezer last night to put it back on the plate. Today I get my bearing tool and I install the bearing onto the plate. it went on smooth with no issues. I install everything back and everything seems perfect. I pull the clutch a few time with everything seeming perfect and all of a sudden I lose all clutch pressure. WTF... I take everything apart again and see the bearing fell apart again. The pull of the clutch pulled the bearing right out of its collar. IDK what to think about this. When I got the bearing it was not solid like other bearings. It rattled and moved in the collar. Was that by design or am I that lucky to have gotten a faulty bearing again. I'm perplexed with what's going on here, why does thing thing keep falling apart after being in the bike and running right for years.

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