Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Gatton, Queensland, Australia
I would take the clutch lever off, clean it all down and apply a smear of grease to all touching parts. Remove the lock nut first, and then the shoulder bolt. Ensure that the lever is not jammed in the perch. On reassembly stop as soon as the shoulder bolt takes up all slack and then use the lock nut to secure it. Cables these days have a Teflon inner but a few drops of WD40 will not harm anything.
Take off the countershaft cover and check and grease the cable nipple. While you are there you may as well check for a 1/4 turn of slack in the actuator as described in MAZ4ME's link.
I recommend taking as much slack from the throttle cable as reasonably possible to ease on/off throttle abruptness, but start the motor and check that full lock to lock does not activate the throttle before riding.
2010 Weestrom; 2017 Kawasaki Versys-X300; 1988 Suzuki GSXR1100
Last edited by Brockie; 05-07-2018 at 08:37 PM.