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April 6th, 2017, 01:33 PM   #1
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Hi all, school me on adjusting the clutch on my new to me FS570.

I recently picked it up from a trustworthy source who I believe is fairly mechanically inclined. It's been too cold to ride until recently (Canada), so I wasn't able to really test ride it when I bought it. Anyway, after riding around a little bit today, I noticed when you come to a stop and are in first, the bike still pulls ever so slightly with the clutch lever pulled in.

Upon inspection, it looks like there was contact cement or something holding the clutch adjustment screw that has come free. See pictures.

Is my fix as easy as turning this screw one way or the other until I get a little free play before the friction zone, then reapplying some contact cement to keep the screw from moving?

Let me know what you think.
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It shouldn't need any glue to hole it? And you right about turning it to get out the play. Tight as you comfortable with. You My have to replace the defective part or parts though on that lever.
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Spoke to the source, it is "automotive goop", used as an alternative to lock wire for use on the track.

I suppose I should look into a new clutch lever for the bike. In the mean time, I'll apply another dab of goop to hold it still once I get it adjusted. Hopefully all will be fine.

Typically I'd like to release the clutch lever a half a cm or so before it starts to catch... all rider preference though?

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While you are working on that you might as well have a look at the fluid level. Maybe it is time to change out the mineral oil, or maybe just top it up?
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It shouldn't need any glue to hole it? And you right about turning it to get out the play. Tight as you comfortable with. You My have to replace the defective part or parts though on that lever.
I haven't had a chance to play with it yet. Just want to make sure you understand that I don't currently have much play at all in the lever before the bike begins rolling. When I have the lever all the way in it still pulls slightly. Is this still the way to adjust it? The clutch lever itself seems fine just that I want it to move some before the bike begins rolling.
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If the play at lever is good and you still the problem. As Jon said check and bleed using mineral oil. If It's still a problem you may have inspect and/or replace clutch parts. On one of my bikes the slave leaks into the engine I have to keep filling it maybe once every 6 months.
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Turn adjustment screw in (clockwise) to move levers bite point out (away from handlebar).

Check fluid (mineral oil = baby oil).

Bleed by pushing fluid up from slave to master w/ syringe.

If after/during use fluid level drops, it's likely the slave O ring. Inexpensive and easy to fix.
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Thanks for the replies! Will let you guys know how it goes
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Originally Posted by SRG View Post
Turn adjustment screw in (clockwise) to move levers bite point out (away from handlebar).

Check fluid (mineral oil = baby oil).

Bleed by pushing fluid up from slave to master w/ syringe.

If after/during use fluid level drops, it's likely the slave O ring. Inexpensive and easy to fix.
FWIW

Remember that Baby oil has less viscosity than OE application specific mineral oils. It works ok by those who use if you don't mind the nice smelly fragrance I have never used Baby oil, but I would think it would give a softer feel and a fresher scent
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Update: checked the clutch fluid level today and it was right where it should be. Fresh oil change, then I finally got out for the first decent ride of the year. The bike is ridiculous. First gear effectively useless, could easily loop it in second gear, then it calms down a bit in third and fourth and cruises along nicely. For what it's worth, clutch dragging wasn't noticeable once the bike got warmed up.

I think I've found a new favorite. It's a completely different beast than my old KTM 625 SMC

Edit: it is currently up 6 teeth on the rear sprocket from stock, and I think I'll leave it this way.
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