Heavy Clutch Action - XB9R

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IanT
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Heavy Clutch Action - XB9R

Postby IanT » Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:09 am

i have noticed recently when in town the clutch is getting very heavy to operate on my XB9R. It operates okay, smooth action, cable seems well lubed, just takes a lot of strength to pull the lever back. It could be old age on my part but I'm hoping not .. Are there any easy fixes for this , i mean for the bike not for my forearms? I don't remember it being this heavy 12 months ago so I'm hoping its not a sign of any mechanical issues.
Thanks in advance for any hints

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Re: Heavy Clutch Action - XB9R

Postby TOPGUMM » Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:37 pm


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Re: Heavy Clutch Action - XB9R

Postby Nutah » Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:40 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkfm6sAbuHs

or might be the primary needs adjusting ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsJF1DkYGlo

or it could be the clutch casing failure :shock:
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IanT
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Re: Heavy Clutch Action - XB9R

Postby IanT » Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:40 pm

TOPGUMM wrote:http://www.ukbeg.com/forum/search.php?keywords=heavy+clutch+pull&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=all&sk=t&sd=d&sr=posts&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

no idea/dont know/ haven`t read up about it .
See if anything on here helps .



thanks TOPGUMM , your search worked way better than mine. loads of hints and mostly not involving shed loads of £££

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Re: Heavy Clutch Action - XB9R

Postby IanT » Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:42 pm

Nutah wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkfm6sAbuHs

or might be the primary needs adjusting ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsJF1DkYGlo

or it could be the clutch casing failure :shock:


Thanks, hopefully just an adjustment needed somewhere

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Re: Heavy Clutch Action - XB9R

Postby Nutah » Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:47 pm

good luck Ian :yup:

just a thought when was the last time you changed the gearbox oil ?
as my old XB9r gear change was much better with fresh oil
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