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.
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.
XVS 650 custom rear end and seats
Gothic style Z bars
Cobra Slash-Cut Drag Pipes wrapped in black
122.5 main jets, needle at 5th shim.
K&N pod filters placed directly onto carbs
Mixture screws at stock positions
Custom front mudguard (New one is being painted however)
Brand new ignition coils and NGK resistor caps
Yamaha YZF-R1000 right-hand calliper.