It is normal for a clutch cable to
periodically need readjustment.
Check for proper adjustment at regular intervals. (About every 8,000
To do a proper adjustment first the clutch
should be adjusted and then the clutch cable.
Prior to adjusting the clutch:
and remove battery
and raise rear wheel
Remove left foot peg bracket
Refer to Blast Transmission
page for instruction
Tools required to adjust clutch/cable:
9/16" open end wrench
and 9/16" socket & ratchet
1/2 " open end wrench
#27 Torx bit / driver
Adjusting the Clutch
inspection cover using #27 Torx bit.
( Remove left foot peg
assembly to access clutch inspection cover)
Slide rubber boot to expose cable
Use 9/16" wrench
to loosen lock nut.
Turn adjuster with
the 1/2" wrench to shorten cable, ensuring a large amount freeplay at the clutch
To adjust clutch
mechanism remove spring and hex plate, turn adjusting screw counterclockwise until it
lightly seats. Turn adjusting screw clockwise 1/4 turn, reinstall hex plate and spring.
At this point you
want to take out most of the slack in clutch cable. Then seat the clutch mechanism by
squeezing the clutch lever a few times.
Adjusting the Clutch Cable
Turn adjuster to
lengthen the cable so that there is a little freeplay in the clutch lever (about
NOTE: What you want to achieve is a clutch that isn't
dragging when the lever is pulled in and not slipping when lever is fully released.
Replacing the Clutch
If your Buell has a lot of
miles on it you may want to consider replacing the clutch cable.
Ensure there is slack in the cable.
Remove cable clamp at the lower front
Replace the clutch cable by unhooking
the cable end from the ramp adjuster mechanism. Then remove the fitting at the primary
At the handlebar remove cable end from
Install new cable:
Remember to replace the O-ring. Thread
the new cable into the primary housing, taking care not to cross-thread the cable fitting
into the primary cover.
Attach cable end to clutch mechanism.
Route cable to the clutch lever and reattach. Reinstall cable clamp at the engine mount.
Now follow Cable Adjustment procedure
as stated above.
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