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    clutch lever to hard

    hi my name is bob and my wife sue has a hard time shifting her new vulcan 800 drifter.....any insight on any mods or parts to help........hers is cable operated.....thank u

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    You could always look for a hydraulic kit for it...........

    Quote Originally Posted by allnaturalmale
    hi my name is bob and my wife sue has a hard time shifting her new vulcan 800 drifter.....any insight on any mods or parts to help........hers is cable operated.....thank u
    But you don't say exactly why it is hard to shift. Is the pull length too long, or is it just physically hard to pull. There are compound quadrant levers available for some bikes, as well as lever attachments that make the pull length a little less.

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    There are cam driven clutch levers available that reduce the pull pressure.

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    There is a product called DrySlide. But a new bike shouldn't have a stickey hard cable problem. Ask the dealer how good his waranty is.
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    hello bob here again....its just phisicaly hard on her hand...its not a lube issue...i thought i saw something in the way of alittle gaddit that bolts onto the lever and makes it easyer to pull..........

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    Follow this link. J&P Cycles.

    Then in the search box put. Roll-A-Click Levers

    The first listing will be what you need.
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    In the mean time discuss it with Sue. Adjust the cable where there is as much slack as posible. That will put the disengage point very close to the handlebar grip. You have to make sure that the clutch will fully disengage. It might try to drag the bike forward at a stoplight and it might try to drag the bike forward when starting cold. Don't over do it. It will put the clutch lever operation closer to the handlebar where it is easier to grip. It is just a stop gap measure until your part arrives. If it works well, you can grin real big. If there isn't any extra slack to put in the cable, then you can tell Sue it was my bad idea. But make sure she knows, don't let clutch draging suprise her.
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    Get a tennis ball and squeeze it a few times ,2 or 3 times a day. Do that for a while, amazing wht it does for a stronger grip.

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    i had the same problem it was hard the first like week when i got my bike then one day i noticed it wast hard anymore . i got useto it pretty quick i was suprised and how soon. and i only ride like twice a week so she will get use to it .

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    thanks guys for the input on clutch................now has anyone gutted the exaust on the volcan 800 drifter.....................
    just so i can do this first before buying new exaust...thanks bob.............

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