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post #1 of 26 Old 06-13-2016, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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how do i make the clutch lighter

so i spent 2 days in an off road course, and i have to say that my left for arm is dead!
I compared my clutch pull to the GS's that were there (1200,600,800 etc..) and mine was at least twice as hard to pull. by the end of day one i was starting to use 3 fingers just to be able to do stuff.

I heard about the inline clutch kits for bikes but do they work on the vee2?

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Easy clutch pull aids like those from Moose Racing are for cable activated clutches. It may help to move the clutch engagement point closer to the grip. Adjusting the lever to do that, getting replacement levers with more adjustability or doing this modification may help. Clutch Lever Mod to change engagement point (Vee)

Otherwise, you best bet is to exercise you hand with one of those spring things.

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Easy clutch pull aids like those from Moose Racing are for cable activated clutches. It may help to move the clutch engagement point closer to the grip. Adjusting the lever to do that, getting replacement levers with more adjustability or doing this modification may help. Clutch Lever Mod to change engagement point (Vee)

Otherwise, you best bet is to exercise you hand with one of those spring things.
isn't the Vee2's clutch cable activated ?

2014 vee2- OEM:skid plate,heated grips,mirror extenders,centerstand. aftermarket:sw-motech: risers,trax 45L side cases 38L top case,pipe valve guard, kickstand foot enlarger. corbin/holshot heated seat ,MRA VarioTouringScreen,burkbusters storm,PC8, kaoko throttle lock, scorpion titanium slip-on, denali airbomb,scottoiler,denalli dx.pc5+autotune R&G:radiator guard, pipe slider K&N:air filter touratech:crashbars, ABS kill switch,dryspec tool tube,cyclops LED headlights,doubleback mirrors,helmet guardian,twowheels shorty levers,aftermarket off road rear brake lever,shorai lithium battery.
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Time to read the owners manual.
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Definitely take the clutch slave cylinder off and clean it, if there's any corrosion(probably not since you have a 2014), polish it clean. I had corrosion in mine, and it got alot easier after cleaning and service in general. Same for the push rod.

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Time to read the owners manual.
Time to look at your handlebar...
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Time to look at your handlebar...
truth be told ,never looked at the clutch just the brake ,so i assumed..

and i know "assumption is the mother of all f#%kups"
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Definitely take the clutch slave cylinder off and clean it, if there's any corrosion(probably not since you have a 2014), polish it clean. I had corrosion in mine, and it got alot easier after cleaning and service in general. Same for the push rod.
live in manhattan,so i really have no place to work on my bike.
guess will have to clean it at the dealership

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Make sure the clutch lever is in the correct position for your hand. Sit on the bike with your hand comfortably on the grip and your arm and hand aligned. Now extend your fingers. The clutch lever should be directly under your fingers. Adjust it up or down.

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