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Hi, I just finished my beginners motorcycle class a few days ago. I felt pretty confident when the class was finished. I rushed home, eager to get on the Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom bike I had bought a few months back. To my dismay, I could not for the life of my find that sweet friction spot on the clutch lever. That damn clutch lever stole my confidence for a short time. That is until I did a little googling and found this forum. I am now waiting the Clever Lever and I am sure my confidence will be back where it should be. :grin: Glad I found this forum. Thanks!
 

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Welcome AuntTudie, from southwestern PA. Congrats on taking and finishing the course. And on yer new acquisition. And as you have found out, no 2 clutches operate the same. Even if they are the same type of bike. And these bikes are notorious for a small friction zone. But don't let that throw ya. It's all just a matter of getting use to it. Same as if you were to go to another bike. I can't say from experience, but have heard though that the "Clever Lever" definately helps with that issue for some people. Good luck with your new machine and hope you solve the problem. Oh, and be sure to post up some pics of your ride for us to see.
 

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Hi Aunttudie, glad you found us. We're very helpful here. I'm with sonysnek, let's see some pics, and that confidence will return. Ride safely!
 

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I took this when I purchased the bike. I would be more geared up for riding. This is a v-star 650 custom. 2001 Mint condition. I want to get some bags and a windshield to start off.
 

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Welcome
I had been off a bike for a few years and I signed up for the local ABATE endorsement and safety course.
The motorcycle that I used and practiced on had a completely different feel and ride than the bike I ride today even though they were the same brand but different in size.
Anyway, it took me a while to get the comfort feel on my larger bike after I graduated from the ABATE course.
Hang in there and ride safe.
 
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