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Hello, I hit the 500 mile mark 3 days ago and noticed my clutch was getting a little loose or less responsive. I attributed it to clutch break in and cable stretching and i referenced my owners manual to achieve the .39 to .59 inch free play. I ended up adjusting slightly on the engine side but most adjustment on the bar end. I took it around the block and it was great so I went on a 50 mile cruise and it felt normal when returning. Most of Friday rained however last night I decided to go for a ride and I immediately had the same clutch issue ( best explanation is that the clutch didn't start engaging until position 4 or 5) I adjusted the clutch at the handle bars and went for my ride but kept it short since i was having this issue. Am I mis-adjusting the clutch or am I doing something wrong? This is my first new bike so i'm trying to follow the engine break in procedures. Thanks for any help, I want to get this bike running reliably and hit 1000 miles by the end of September.
 

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The springs are known to be weak, so engagement is right at the end of the lever action. After market springs from Versah are recommended. My clutch now works as a clutch with a zone of slippage through the lever engagement. Stock felt more like an on/off switch.
 
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these clutches dont engage till near fully released. its normal.. 500 miles is absolutely nothing on the clutch unless you slip it all the time in too high of gear
 

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its exactly like ski pro 3 said. sometimes when im stopped on a hill i look like a beginner trying to pull out.
 

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The springs are known to be weak, so engagement is right at the end of the lever action. After market springs from Versah are recommended. My clutch now works as a clutch with a zone of slippage through the lever engagement. Stock felt more like an on/off switch.
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After installing stiffer aftermarket springs my clutch behaves like a normal clutch now.
As well, the clutch rod needed adjustment too, that helped.
 
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