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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-18-2015, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch cable ??

I have near 50Kon my 06 xvs65v 650 custom.
Has anyone had a clutch cable issue?
I am leaning toward thinking my cable is getting stretched a bit.
When starting in gear , the bike tries to lurch forward.
I have made adjustment as per repair manual.
Any input?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-18-2015, 11:09 AM
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My bike does this because the clutch itself isn't very well lubricated so pulling the lever in doesn't do anything if it's cold.

It's only after I've ran the bike for a few miles, turned it off, then started it up in gear that it has actually not lurched.

I know its a bit costly, but it may be a case of rebuilding the clutch with new clutch plates.

Also - I've replaced my cable once already. (Snapped it in a town centre and had to ride clutch-less for about 12 miles to get it home). And that did nothing about the cold-start in gear lurching.

'99 XVS 650 Classic.

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