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    Senior Member TW_in_BC's Avatar
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    On my DR650, the clutch starts to engage very soon after I start releasing the lever. On my TW however, there seems to be a long "blank" spot until the clutch finally grabs...within the last 1/2" or so of travel.

    What would be considered NORMAL?



    It is a 2001 with about 25K miles on it and the clutch has never been a problem. It wasn't until I started riding the DR that I noticed the obvious difference in clutch-lever travel, as it pertains to clutch engagement.
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    Adjust the engagement point where you want it. That's why there are three different ways to adjust the clutch.




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    THREE different ways?

    I was only aware of one...but I am more concerned as to whether this is normal or am I making the usual big deal out of nothing again? I'd rather have them both set up similarly but I don't want to fiddle with the DR (yet).



    After reading some of the clutch threads in here, it appears as though MOST clutch related issues were caused by the dreaded return spring. Mine doesn't have this problem and never did; HOWEVER...I have NEVER been able to push it while in gear with the clutch disengaged. I suspect that it has never been set up to fully disengage.
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    Cable adjustment is what to look at here. Your clutch lever should have a bit of free play with your hand fully off the lever so the cable tension is allowing the clutch to reach it's full release point. If you still have tension in the cable with the lever fully released, adjust cable tension to permit some freeplay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW_in_BC View Post
    THREE different ways?

    I was only aware of one...but I am more concerned as to whether this is normal or am I making the usual big deal out of nothing again? I'd rather have them both set up similarly but I don't want to fiddle with the DR (yet).



    After reading some of the clutch threads in here, it appears as though MOST clutch related issues were caused by the dreaded return spring. Mine doesn't have this problem and never did; HOWEVER...I have NEVER been able to push it while in gear with the clutch disengaged. I suspect that it has never been set up to fully disengage.




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