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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-22-2006, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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Question f3 clutch question

I've got a 98 f3 and the clutch doesn't start to engage until about 3/4 of the way out on the lever and has a very small friction zone. I thought my clutch was worn( its been like that since i bought it) so I replaced the friction plates with ebc kevlar, and new clutch plates, and pressure plate as well. It still is engaging almost all the way out on the levar. The only adjustment seems to be freeplay at he cover and the levar, but nothing for the lenth of the friction zone or the start of the engagement. Any one have any ideas? This is my first season riding and I would like a little more control on my clutch..
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-22-2006, 09:59 AM
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I used to have a lot of play on my clutch until I took it to a shop to get the clutch cable replaced. somehow that made my friction zone really small, and only required a small pull as it was close to the lever. I now like this setup as I shift a bit faster now.

keep the small friction zone, take it to a parking lot and just work on gettin the feel for it.

as for where the friction zone is, if you don't wanna pull on it all the way, tighten the cable. loosen up the clutch side first, and then tighten the cover side. then use the clutch side for minor adjustments. do you have a service manual for your bike? it'd be good to look for one regarding this, because I think you can only keep tightening the cable so much before it is recommended that you replace it.

good luck, and post up how things go. This was the first thing I attempted to work on prior to taking my bike to the shop for a full tune-up.
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