Heavy clutch

Ahmed Jehanzeb jehanzeb at verizon.net
Wed Nov 14 20:54:21 PST 2007

Lube the clutch cable thoroughly. The difference is huge.

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg McCullough [mailto:greg at developingmedia.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 5:38 PM
To: sv650 at micapeak.com
Subject: Heavy clutch

The clutch on the race bike has been getting continually heavier through the
year.  At this point it's pretty much the heaviest clutch I've felt on an



-          Lever/perch moves freely

-          The cable is the new motion pro (routed between the fork tubes,
right side of the steering head, then between the carbs)

-          The screw assembly has fresh bearings, grease, and is correctly

-          Barnett plates

-          I recently swapped from Barnett springs to stock springs, with no


There is some notching of the clutch basket fingers.  Is that a possible
culprit?  That doesn't seem right to me, since the clutch feels the same on
/ off / in gear / out of gear


Other ideas?



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