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CLUTCH AARRGH!

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by tibor, May 10, 2015.

  1. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Turn in in half to 3/4 turn and re-adjust the cable. Ideally, the clutch arm (the straight part) will be at about 90 degrees to the clutch push rod when the clutch lever is pulled in.
     
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    tibor Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Thanks Todd for your advice and for keeping this website going. Really a great group of people. I unscrewed the 13mm lock nut but could not seem to budge the straight nub-ed adjuster bolt. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.
     
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    tibor Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Thanks so much for your advice. I can't seem to budge the straight nub-ed adjuster bolt.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Did you restore the slack in the cable before trying to make the adjustment? There has to be quite a bit of free cable to make this adjustment.
     
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    tibor Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Yes I did. Do I turn the adjuster clockwise?
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Yes, clockwise. It's a bit of a tough one. I usually use a small adjustable wrench or needle-nose vice grips. It's not easy.
     
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    tibor Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Thanks very much for your help!
     
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    Cam3512 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Make sure your clutch cable isn't melting on a cylinder. They came from the factory resting against one of them. Have to wire tie it out of the way.
     
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    tibor Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    I'm worried it may be more serious, too muck slack in the cable. Can't drive it.
     
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    Cam3512 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Did you check to see if it's melted?
     
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    tibor Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    I installed a new one,
     
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    Cam3512 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Where did you buy the bike? Sounds like the cable is wrong, or you have it installed incorrectly. Can you post pics of the cable at the handlebar adjuster? Did you mess with the adjuster at the arm on the tranny?

    BTW, join our NJ Forum. Several of us have V7's, and we meet somewhere monthly for breakfast.

    http://mgnocnj.forumcircle.com/index.php
     
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    tibor Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Thanks very much for your help. Have not logged on to the website in awhile. Having a problem logging on.
    I put lower sportier handlebars on the bike. Do you think that maybe the reason I have extra slack on the cable, and can I get a shorter cable for the guzzi?
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    The lower bar shouldn't be the issue. What matters is the inner cable length versus the outer sheath. That ratio determines the the operation. You only need to change cable when the cable won't reach the handlebar.
     
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    No, lower bars should not make a big difference. The main thing other than the cable over all needing to be long enough is the difference between the outer cable sheath and the actual inner cable. That is the main factor in what determines slack.

    Woops, to slow. What he said.
     
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    tibor Tuned and Synch'ed GT Contributor

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    Is it possible the cable I got from my dealer may be too long? Do they make shorter length cables?
     
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    Larry Vance Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Check out Harpers Moto Guzzi website. They have an additive for the gear box which might help.
     
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    Cam3512 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Take it to the dealer. Hopefully it's not Motorcycle Mall.
     

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