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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch: dropped release shaft?

Changing out my clutch cable late in a long day, tired and stupid I must have let the lever go too far, it's a weird angle to get the barrel of the cable out of the housing.
Anyway, I had a tie wrap on to hold it, but now the lever has no spring resistance so I assume the release shaft fell out (as I read in the manual afterwards. never mind.)

What next: cover off? etc? some trick to easy fix? will new gasket be needed if cover removed or like valve cover reusable with care?

I'm still tired, will check back later. I just wanted to go for a ride.
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You don't have to remove clutch cover. Is the release lever down in its place?
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Maybe I'm confused from being so tired. Just checked, the lever is in the normal position ie down in the case. It pivots freely towards the rear of bike and meets resistance at about the point where it normally sits when cable is attached.

I will hook up cable tonight after work and check operation with bike running.

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Check your cable and cable mounts too.
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Well I lubed the new cable with oil and greased the barrels, installed and all is well. Silky smooth operation. No worries, except the replacement cable (inner) is too short to fit without a struggle even with the adjusters all the way in. I ended up grinding a bit off the face of the cup part of the adjuster at the lever. I was a bit dubious when I ordered using the part # from Kawasaki for the '07 and was told it was "supplanted" by a new part #.
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