Clutch bite point

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Clutch bite point

Postby Schmo9 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:42 am

Anybody else have a high bite point on their clutch ( clutch lever right out before clutch engages).. there is no adjustment on the 87 bike. Changed clutch plates but still high?

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Re: Clutch bite point

Postby buzzawak » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:32 am

hydraulic clutch, no adjustment

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Re: Clutch bite point

Postby Stig » Sat May 05, 2018 10:49 am

I fitted the adjustable lever off the 750 so the bite point felt more natural
If its not broken it dont need fixing

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Re: Clutch bite point

Postby Schmo9 » Tue May 15, 2018 3:58 pm

So the clutch bite point is high on this bike by default? Master cylinder to slave cylinder ratios incorrect? Will look at FZ lever if all else fails.
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Re: Clutch bite point

Postby Schmo9 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:51 am

Ok having thought about this problem more I will ask about it a different way..

What would need to change or fail in the clutch hydraulic system for the bite point to move to the lever almost fully out position. I don't believe the bike was designed this way or its by default.
I believe the clutch master cylinder I have is standard as it came with the bike although I will check the bore size (I believe 5/8 is the standard). And the slave cylinder is standard also

Like I say I will check M/C against factory manual as it may very well be the wrong one... maybe 5/8 bore is wrong and I should be looking for 14mm or even 1/2". But, if the M/C is correct and the S/C is correct, what else could possibly be wrong??
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Re: Clutch bite point

Postby Schmo9 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:41 am

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