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99 gsxr 600

I have a problem with the clutch, I am pretty sure that the previous owner didn't know anything about bikes but told me replaced the cable. The problem Is the clutch don't work right, the bite point is literally a mm from fully closed. The adjuster nut is fully out and very temperamental, very hard to change gear because it wont click in, battle to get it in neutral and sometimes the bike wants to go on a fully closed clutch. Stopping at lights and the bike almost every time dies like it stalls.


What I think it is a very lose clutch cable maybe?

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Sounds like he may have fitted the wrong cable. It doesn't have to be too much out for the adjustment to become impossible. I don't know your bike but there's usually adjustment at both ends so how is the cable set up where it connects to the clutch actuating lever?

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Apologies, yes when the clutch is fully out and it still wants to move.

I did think it was the wrong cable, there is a receipt that states the cable is a 97-00 gsxr cable (I did not buy or install it). It does seem to me that the cable is too long I agree on that front. The bottom adjuster is inside the case rather than the standard external arm, so It will need to be taken apart to get to it. There is literally no bike point, driving it home needed a lot of throttle just to not stall out.

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It is not uncommon for some cheaper aftermarket parts to be out of spec - so on the basis that the cable fitted clearly isn't the right length I'd start from scratch and buy a decent quality replacement. Be worth measuring it against the current cable before fitting. The alternative is to adapt the current cable but it depends what equipment you have - for the cost it isn't worth it, I just like meddling about with things that don't work.

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It is not uncommon for some cheaper aftermarket parts to be out of spec - so on the basis that the cable fitted clearly isn't the right length I'd start from scratch and buy a decent quality replacement. Be worth measuring it against the current cable before fitting. The alternative is to adapt the current cable but it depends what equipment you have - for the cost it isn't worth it, I just like meddling about with things that don't work.

 

if cable too long buy a cable repair/emergency cable kit ...and re nipple etc as a temporary measure

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It is not uncommon for some cheaper aftermarket parts to be out of spec - so on the basis that the cable fitted clearly isn't the right length I'd start from scratch and buy a decent quality replacement. Be worth measuring it against the current cable before fitting. The alternative is to adapt the current cable but it depends what equipment you have - for the cost it isn't worth it, I just like meddling about with things that don't work.

 

if cable too long buy a cable repair/emergency cable kit ...and re nipple etc as a temporary measure

Hi Tim


It will be the inner cable that is too long........but I reckon, after watching that video, that adjustment at the engine end may well be required. Not a big job - but do your homework first.....

i was replying directly to mississippi bullfrog hence quoting them directly with regards to their desire to meddle with things not working ..

so rather than jumping past that obvious clue

and state something which you failed to do ?

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if cable too long buy a cable repair/emergency cable kit ...and re nipple etc as a temporary measure

Hi Tim


It will be the inner cable that is too long........but I reckon, after watching that video, that adjustment at the engine end may well be required. Not a big job - but do your homework first.....

i was replying directly to mississippi bullfrog hence quoting them directly with regards to their desire to meddle with things not working ..

so rather than jumping past that obvious clue

and state something which you failed to do ?

Sorry Tim - that didn't read right......I meant that OP should do their homework first as they are obvs not too familiar with maintenance work, not you!!! (Grovel, grovel)!

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you need to get a manual and adjust the worm drive which is what pushes on to the clutch actuator


It sounds like the cable has been replaced but the adjustment hasn't been done as per the manual


this is a common thing on the gsxr srad's :wink:

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Hi Tim


It will be the inner cable that is too long........but I reckon, after watching that video, that adjustment at the engine end may well be required. Not a big job - but do your homework first.....

i was replying directly to mississippi bullfrog hence quoting them directly with regards to their desire to meddle with things not working ..

so rather than jumping past that obvious clue

and state something which you failed to do ?

Sorry Tim - that didn't read right......I meant that OP should do their homework first as they are obvs not too familiar with maintenance work, not you!!! (Grovel, grovel)!

no worries .. and apologies back for snapping

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I believe that I may have fixed the issue but wont be sure until the test run in a bit as was too wet yesterday. I am comfortable with maintenance and building I just like to get opinions before I do anything, the only thing I hate is removing panels because don't want to break them. What appears to have happened the guy who replaced it last had not adjusted it as a new cable but in the same position the old one was in. Everything was fully adjusted out, bar, bottom and case but the lever inside the case should have been taken of and moved anti clockwise on the teeth.

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