Need help adjusting clutch cable - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-23-2018, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Doemai858's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 16
So I bought new lines to accomadate the new height of my bars and when it came to my clutch cable it appears that for some awful reason I'm unable to adjust the cable correctly. It's too sloppy and loose. Not tight. Can someone explain to me me what I may be missing?
Doemai858 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 08:52 PM
Moderator
 
lesblank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,195
Garage
What year and model of bike?

Les B.
2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), Cobra Slash Cut full exhaust, Dropped 1 inch with lowering links, ORK, 4.5 inch handlebar risers, Ultimate passenger seat, Passenger pegs moved forward 4 inches, Handlebar clock, KN air filter, Viking saddlebags, Additional rear lighting
Loose nut "me" behind the bars
2006 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic

https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home
lesblank is online now  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Doemai858's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 16
2003 Yamaha v star 1100
Doemai858 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 09:39 PM
Moderator
 
lesblank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,195
Garage
Normally the issue is at the lower end. Here's adjustment info.



bevo1981 likes this.

Les B.
2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), Cobra Slash Cut full exhaust, Dropped 1 inch with lowering links, ORK, 4.5 inch handlebar risers, Ultimate passenger seat, Passenger pegs moved forward 4 inches, Handlebar clock, KN air filter, Viking saddlebags, Additional rear lighting
Loose nut "me" behind the bars
2006 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic

https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home
lesblank is online now  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Doemai858's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 16
Thank you kindly.

Crossing fingers...
lesblank likes this.
Doemai858 is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-25-2018, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Doemai858's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 16
explain is it possible that my clutch cable maybe too long?
Doemai858 is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-25-2018, 06:42 PM
Moderator
 
lesblank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,195
Garage
Yes it can be too long. Hopefully I can explain. The outer sleeve can be any length, wrap it around the bike if you want. The important measurement is the free length measurement, see pictures. The free length is the amount the inner cable slides in and out of the outer casing. Slide the inner cable all the way to one end to measure. If the free length is short there will not be sufficient travel to operate the clutch. If the free length is too long there will be too much cable to adjust tight enough to operate clutch. Measure the free length of old and compare to new one. If they are the same, within 1 to 1.5mm the cable is correct. The attachment at the clutch end is a fixed distance and all adjustments is at the lever using the threaded cable end into lever and locking with thumb screw. Should be a bit of free play at lever, see photo. This is always difficult to explain without showing, so hopefully it made sense.




Les B.
2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), Cobra Slash Cut full exhaust, Dropped 1 inch with lowering links, ORK, 4.5 inch handlebar risers, Ultimate passenger seat, Passenger pegs moved forward 4 inches, Handlebar clock, KN air filter, Viking saddlebags, Additional rear lighting
Loose nut "me" behind the bars
2006 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic

https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home
lesblank is online now  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-25-2018, 07:17 PM
Moderator
 
lesblank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,195
Garage
Adjusting clutch cable at lever.



Link to repair manual if needed.

https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...ibrary/manuals

Les B.
2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), Cobra Slash Cut full exhaust, Dropped 1 inch with lowering links, ORK, 4.5 inch handlebar risers, Ultimate passenger seat, Passenger pegs moved forward 4 inches, Handlebar clock, KN air filter, Viking saddlebags, Additional rear lighting
Loose nut "me" behind the bars
2006 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic

https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home
lesblank is online now  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-26-2018, 10:48 AM
Senior Member
 
Scrumdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Poquoson, VA
Posts: 923
Garage
When was your last oil change?

I thought my cable needed adjustment because I did not like the way it shifted. Well, after I changed the oil. Big Bertha shifted much better.

No matter what you ride. Just ride!
Scrumdown is online now  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-26-2018, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Doemai858's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 16
The bike has been in it's modification phase for several months now. Pretty much inoperable during that time period....thats interesting....oil change you say?
Doemai858 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome