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Is the clutch adjustable? Not the distance between the lever and the grip.

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I visited my dealer yesterday and while having a small chat with him I played with clutch lever of a KS in the showroom. It was SO-o hard to pull! Then I applied the lever of the new GT - less force required but still hard. Then we went to paddock and tested some more machines - a new GT, a new KS and two used KSs ready for pick-up after service. ALL the bikes had different clutch levers - I mean the softness. Of cource it was not possible to compare them with GS or RT( the softest ) but still...
So does anybody know is the clutch adjustable?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2006, 9:45 am
 
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You do know that it is hydraulic, right ?
So my guess is no adjustment other that the "reach" @ the lever.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2006, 9:48 am
 
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I don't know any way to adjust the lever feel of a hydraulic clutch. I do know if you let a little air in the line, they get awfully soft.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2006, 8:20 pm
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air is bad....

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I don't know any way to adjust the lever feel of a hydraulic clutch. I do know if you let a little air in the line, they get awfully soft.

and if air is in the line....the clutch will not disengage fully and you can burn it up real quick, not to mention damage to the gear box....

Simple solution....buy a pair of handgrips and do exercises...I demo'd an '06KGT and didn't even notice the clutch or brake pull. I did notice the clutch lever being lower than the brake...maybe just adjusted wrong.
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and if air is in the line....the clutch will not disengage fully and you can burn it up real quick, not to mention damage to the gear box.....
It's called "SARCASM"! Oy Vey!
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It's called "SARCASM"! Oy Vey!
Really?

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It's called "SARCASM"! Oy Vey!
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