I just was getting used to my latest purchase a 75/7. On first ride I noticed the clutch was graby. I noticed that as you let out the clutch there was not much slip room. The clutch is good and engaged solidly. I rode the machine in traffic and as it got hotter and on the way home from 20 miles out, it gradually was dragging more and more then it finally would not dis-engage..
Lucky the I was able to pull of and get to a lot and pull out the tool kit. At first I was suspect of the cable pulling apart as the lever gap open up so the the cable was not fully disengaging the clutch. My adjustment at the bars was out to the max. I next checked the clutch pin adjustment. There was about 1/16" adjustment between the 10 mm and the 13mm lock nut.
I was able to take up the adjustment as the 10mm does not take much to bring in back to adjustment. I screwed in the handle bar adjustment and set the rod, watched the action and the 90 degree angle. I set it and the lock nut , then did the final adjustment at the handle bar..
I was able to continue on and all seemed normal.
I purchased a new cable and installed it today. Question, all works as normal except that all the rod adjustment all used up, is this ok? Can I get I a longer 10mm bolt?
Any ideas on what is going on here?
I plan to ride this bike from Denver to Seattle next week.
Thanks for any input.