How to Adjust a Motorcycle Clutch Cable How to Adjust a Motorcycle Clutch Cable

What You'll Need
Set of wrenches
Screwdriver

A motorcycle clutch cable can prevent you from driving your motorcycle properly, and gear changes and control may be seriously affected by the tightness or otherwise of your clutch cable. If you have this problem with your motorcycle, you may be tempted to call in an expert, but adjusting the cable can be easily done by anyone with a wrench and a bit of spare time.

Step 1 - Tightening the Cable

The most common problem with the cable is loosening due to age and use. The best way to fix this is to find the adjustment nut on the cable which will allow you to tighten or release the pressure. This is located in the center of the cable, and can easily be turned around using your wrenches.

Step 2 - Adjusting the Cable

Once this cable is loose, locate the clutch adjuster, and turn this around until the cable is loose. You should be able to find a nut on the adjuster screw which can be slowly turned using your srewdriver. Tighten this nut up while loosening the screw itself. Pull out the cable to adjust slack, and then tighten up the nuts until the cable is fully taut.

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