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2006 R6 - clutch lever pull (stiff or normal?)
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2006 R6 - clutch lever pull (stiff or normal?) - August 2, 2008, 07:11 PM

Hey, folks,

This is a question for those of you with an '06 or '07 R6. I posted it on the R6 forums, too, but thought that I'd ask here as well.

As is obvious in my avatar, I have a 2006 R6 (non-S). It seems like the clutch lever is pretty stiff. I adjusted the clutch cable for the appropriate amount of free play. I also lubed the clutch cable, and it slides pretty easily (doesn't seem to have any bends/kinks). I just put adjustable Vortex levers on, which helped some, but not as much as I thought.

Is the clutch lever just a bit stiffer on the '06 R6 compared to other bikes? I get some arm pump in my left hand/arm while in traffic on the R6, something that never happened when I rode my FZR and Speed Four.

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August 2, 2008, 08:18 PM

Wildflwr's R6 clutch lever is a little stiffer than my R1's, but nothing I would think is out of acceptable range (ie - its close enough).


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August 2, 2008, 08:56 PM

How many miles you got on it? And it's not the lever, it's the springs in the clutch assembly that are giving you hand cramps They may get softer with time. I know some ducati owners with dry clutchs actually remove a few to lighten the load.
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August 3, 2008, 12:54 AM

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Hey, folks,

This is a question for those of you with an '06 or '07 R6. I posted it on the R6 forums, too, but thought that I'd ask here as well.

As is obvious in my avatar, I have a 2006 R6 (non-S). It seems like the clutch lever is pretty stiff. I adjusted the clutch cable for the appropriate amount of free play. I also lubed the clutch cable, and it slides pretty easily (doesn't seem to have any bends/kinks). I just put adjustable Vortex levers on, which helped some, but not as much as I thought.

Is the clutch lever just a bit stiffer on the '06 R6 compared to other bikes? I get some arm pump in my left hand/arm while in traffic on the R6, something that never happened when I rode my FZR and Speed Four.

Thanks in advance.
yea dude, i feel the same way about my clutch lever. i thought it was just me being weak, heh. i was thinking about getting some pazzos, they might be less stiff...


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August 3, 2008, 12:25 PM

it is stiffer, but manageable


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