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post #1 of 18 Old 04-28-2006, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch pull too hard on '05 ZX-10

Alright, I've just about had it with the clutch pull on my '05 zx-10R. I never thought about it too much, but since I've recently been riding a Duc 999R, I have to say the clutch pull on my '05 10R is a little too stiff for my taste. I use two fingers for clutching and braking and I have the shorty Pazzo levers on both sides. I know the levers don't have too much to do with the stiffness because the clutch was hard to pull when I rolled it out of the stealership in stock trim. Now, is there an easy/cheap fix for this? If it will cost too much, I'll just deal with it I guess
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post #2 of 18 Old 04-28-2006, 06:21 PM
 
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The levers have everything to do with clutch pull. Either get you some longer levers or some of those squeeze thingies to build up your grip strength.
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post #3 of 18 Old 04-28-2006, 06:32 PM
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all bikes feel diff so quit bein a NINNY and ride it.

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LOL I agree that you need to build up your forearms thats what I did when I first started riding years ago.

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Oh yeah I have the shorties also and actually like it better than the stock ones, I have always used only two fingers on the clutch and brake.

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i've heard that taking your skirt off can greatly aid in piloting a motorcycle. i just think its the Ducati 'i might break a nail' mentality.
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Seriously- this bike has one of the lightest, easiest pull, non-hydraulic units I've ever sampled.

You'd die with some barnett hvy duty springs in a 900rr in traffic, say Daytona.
Unless your clutch cable is routed badly, defective or needs lubed or something is very wrong with your bike , do the longer lever.

Have you compared it to any other 05's? even sitting still?

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Get the standard length lever for more LEVERAGE and use cable life to lube the cable, works great.
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