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    Posted: 05 Oct 2017 at 03:36
My wife is now riding this awesome 2013 V7 and she loves it except for the fairly heavy clutch pull. I k ow options are limited but are their any tricks or options to lighten it at all?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zSevtXlT5U

Apparantly this works.A friend fitted one to the notoriously heavy clutch on a Laverda 750 GTL . The improvemevt was considerable.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Oct 2017 at 11:04
The usual thing to help the clutch pull is to check the cable routing then loosen the lever end so it is slack .... Starting then at the gearbox end LOOK at the clutch arm as it goes into the gearbox there is adjustment there ... you can do all sorts of clever measurements BUT by looking adjust the arm so where the cable goes in the arm has the correct free play and the arm is 90 degrees to cable ... follow up by then tensioning cable at the bar end to have a few mm free play. do it right and the clutch is no heavier than any jap bike ...... Greg Benders site "this old tractor has free manuals to look at and down load as well as hints and tips DO NOT ASSUME a bike shop has fine tuned this adjustment at all ....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nab301 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Nov 2017 at 00:41
Originally posted by Ken-Guzzibear Ken-Guzzibear wrote:

. you can do all sorts of clever measurements BUT by looking adjust the arm so where the cable goes in the arm has the correct free play and the arm is 90 degrees to cable ... follow up by then tensioning cable at the bar end to have a few mm free play. do it right and the clutch is no heavier than any jap bike ......

Hi , Only new to this forum , is that adjustment  the same for the Breva?  I couldn't find anything in the factory manual.

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Are you talking of the 750 Breva? Then yes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nab301 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Nov 2017 at 19:12
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

Are you talking of the 750 Breva? Then yes.

I am,  thanks !
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thorn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2017 at 18:27
The V7ll has a heavy clutch too. I’ve improved it to a certain extent by fitting an adjustable lever, so i’m not stretching so much, and by realigning the lever so my wrist isn’t cocked up.
I believe that the lll is lighter.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2017 at 19:38
Is it possible to have a bit of extra slack in the cable? So lever movement is shorter...

On the Ural (yes a very different bike I know, yet almost identical clutch and gearbox lever arrangement) it doesn't seem to matter a jot whether the cable slack at handlebar end is 5mm or 8mm (the recommended min. & max.), but 8mm is easier to pull. Just a thought...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Adam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 06:34
Any extra slack on my V7 cafe causes severe clutch drag
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2017 at 10:44
You could try one of these:

http://www.trialsbits.co.uk/index.php?cPath=58_64

although it will of course reduce the travel at the clutch end.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Macyak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Dec 2017 at 20:54
Hi Thorn, out of interest can you advise which adjustable lever you used?
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Originally posted by Macyak Macyak wrote:

Hi Thorn, out of interest can you advise which adjustable lever you used?

Lextek. Google Lextekproducts.com.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Dec 2017 at 10:53
Any chance of a link, looked at site, bewildering amount of choices. (?)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thorn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Dec 2017 at 11:14
Don’t know send a link via the forum, but google lextek motorcycle products-CNC brake clutch lever set F21 K828. That should get you there.
I’ve been happy with the levers. No problems. I had them fitted by my dealer, who’d sourced them, so if there was any difficulty in fitting, he overcame it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Dec 2017 at 11:23
Was it this?
 
Just go to the page, copy the URL at the address bar, then paste into your post.
 
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