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Falcon 87 clutch

Post  kevb on Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:21 pm

Hi Everyone
Working steadily away on my project. I came back to a problem on my ever shortening list of jobs, I had noticed since acquiring the bike, the clutch lever was very hard to pull in. Today I thought I would investigate further and took both side covers off. It looks like the cable had already been replaced recently. I stripped the springs and plates and everything seemed fine. Duly put it all back together and adjusted it tried it again still too stiff. Checked routing of cable seemed OK. But I could hear a groaning from cable inner. I disconnected the clutch at the lever end made up a cable lubricator and squirted some wd 40 down while I held the cable up. Once it started coming through re connected cable and hey presto perfect.


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Post  keith.hodgenia on Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:51 am

Hi Kev, I find that WD40 is only a short term fix and it soon dries out, now you have free'd it up try to get some oil down for a longer term solution.


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Post  piston 197 on Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:13 pm

The problem wit WD40 is it dries out and leaves the perfect surface for rusting, great for freeing things off, or drying out electrics, but useless as a long time lubricant, suggest 3 in 1 oil ,or duck oil , both available in aerosol or non pressurised cans
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Post  kevb on Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:41 pm

Thanks lads, will do now I know that it was just a dry cable jobs a good un


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