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jzape2005 wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Richard wrote:I feel your pain! I used to own a Laverda! ImageImage
Hello, It's true, I had a laverda 750 sf 2, I know what a men's clutch is, I will always regret having sold it.

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Me too 🤣👍
And I also regret selling it.
I regret selling most of my bikes, especially when I see the prices they fetch these days.
I hope as is going well for you.
Stay safe, stay covid safe 👍👍
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I hope all is going well
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Re: hard clutch

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Richard wrote:
jzape2005 wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Richard wrote:I feel your pain! I used to own a Laverda! ImageImage
Hello, It's true, I had a laverda 750 sf 2, I know what a men's clutch is, I will always regret having sold it.

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Me too ImageImage
And I also regret selling it.
I regret selling most of my bikes, especially when I see the prices they fetch these days.
I hope as is going well for you.
Stay safe, stay covid safe ImageImage
thanks, say hello to you too, take care of this bad bug

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Re: hard clutch

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jzape2005 wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:31 pm
jzape2005 wrote:
Richard wrote:I feel your pain! I used to own a Laverda! ImageImage
Hello, It's true, I had a laverda 750 sf 2, I know what a men's clutch is, I will always regret having sold it.

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I think that after a good review of the entire system, I have found the solution. change the clutch hose, put a new one, review the slave cylinder, the rod that pushes the clutch discs, I have also changed the discs. Taking advantage of the fact that the lid was off, I changed the seals of the water pump, which was losing a bit. the brass bushing that goes on the clutch lever and to finish the master cylinder rod. I have managed to make it go a little better, at least when putting gears it no longer does the typical cataclonk

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Well done :clap:

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Re: hard clutch

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To get a Honda no not Kelunk into first gear is a good job.
zakisbak
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Re: hard clutch

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My clutch is like this too,and absolutely no free play.
My current solution is wrist braces,change gear less often,learn clutchless gear changes ........

Angling the levers forward and down so that the wrist/arm is a straight line didn't work:the clutch lever went from hard/no free play but smooth to hard/no free play and grabby sticky action.
Weirdly,the brake lever,which is fine,did the same,ie went from smooth to not smooth.

Odd.
My bars are non standard (maybe cbr600) and maybe the levers are too.

But can't see how dropping the levers forward and down could have this result.

The clutch isn't crazy hard and doesn't always cause wrist pain :think:
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Re: hard clutch

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Consider a dogleg lever- Titax are excellent but expensive.
Clean and lubricate the lever pivot, and if it's a cheap Chinese one, try an original to see if that makes a difference.

If all else fails, you can consider changing the master cylinder.
I fitted a radial MC from an RC8 (Magura) on my SP2 which made it smooth as silk with much less effort needed to pull it in, without reducing the amount of lift.

Sorry, but I didn't note the RC8 master cylinder diameter.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.
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