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 Post subject: Hard clutch pull
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:16 pm 
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Do you guys feel that your clutches are hard to pull? I've changed clutch cable to a Honda original and the cable itself is very smooth but when its connected to the clutch and I pull it's a whole lot harder than I'd like it to be.

Is this normal for Hornets or could it be something else inside the clutch that is worn? It feels like clutch springs should get softer and not harder over time. My bike has done about 40 000 km. Year 2000


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 Post subject: Re: Hard clutch pull
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:18 pm 
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It's certainly harder than my Vfr's hydraulic clutch. :hat

When the Hornets OEM cable gummed up i swapped it for a which i now run with and don't find it too heavy.

Maybe you have weak hands? :angel

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 Post subject: Re: Hard clutch pull
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:38 am 
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Naah I'm used to hard clutches as I always buy older bikes. I'd wish to have one really light clutch for once though.


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 Post subject: Re: Hard clutch pull
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:25 pm 
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Oddly enough, ( great minds ? ) I also have a Slinky Glide cable * and shorty levers, and find the clutch light in operation, very similar to the clutch(es) on my two ancient CB175 Hondas.

I wonder if your clutch release mechanism is partially seized ? Unlikely to be a problem with the clutch itself.

* fitted after the original Honda cable snapped due to rust, despite regular oiling. Managed to ride it home doing clutch less gear changes. Going down the box not as pleasant as upward changes.

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 Post subject: Re: Hard clutch pull
 Post Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:28 am 
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I think it will improve some once I get the oem levers away. I'll report back when the new ones are fitted


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