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  1. #1
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Stillwater, Mn.

    Speed Triple clutch adjustments

    2000 Triumph Speed Triple. Went into a local "suspension guru". This was before my ZRX forum days. Came back among other things with a new clutch that had went out while in for suspension work. With all the different bikes I have and thus forums I'm on, this one by far has the most knowledgeable and fun people on it. I know, let the insults fly....

    Right now the adjuster at the bar is all the way in. Free play is correct at the bar. The point of engagement is right off the bar. I would like it out further from the bar, easier for me to control. Am I correct at adjusting at the bar to about 1/3 out. It would now be to tight. Then adjusting the free play, to loosen it back up, at the adjuster on the clutch cover? How about some ideas on how to do this properly if this method is incorrect. Thanks for the up coming abuse and advice.

  2. #2
    2009 Hooligan of the year
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Austin, TX

    Re: Speed Triple clutch adjustments

    The lever is not adjustable in that regard. If you have the free play properly adjusted, that's as good as it gets. The good news though is that adjustable levers are available that will allow you to alter the engagement point as you desire.

  3. #3
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Loveland CO

    Re: Speed Triple clutch adjustments

    Two different animals here. Speed Triple is cable actuated, ZRX is hydraulic. That said...

    The adjuster sleeves at bar and clutch cover only lengthen the cable housing, thus effecting the adjustment. If you extend the sleeves out somewhat, you may get enough extra housing to make a less-than-full pull of the lever engage the clutch (effectively adjusting the lever out farther). If clutch is not disengaging without lever right on the grip, adjust to get it off of the bar. If adjustment won't do it, cable may be stretched and time for a new one. Once stretched, there's nothing but replacement. Unless a too short cable was installed, it will never be too tight (it won't shrink, only ever stretch).

    LT
    Is it cold? I seem to be shrinking...

  4. #4
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    West Coast of Scotland

    Re: Speed Triple clutch adjustments

    You need to adjust it on the clutch cover first with the adjustment screw on the lever all the way in then slacken the two nuts that hold it in the mount turn the one on the right to tighten till there is Little to no slack on the lever. Tighten up the left bolt to secure the cable in the housing this gives you a static setup and now fine tune it on the bar adjuster. It sounds like itís too tight in the engine side
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  5. #5
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    West Coast of Scotland

    Re: Speed Triple clutch adjustments

    But I forgot to say you need a little free play on the cable otherwise it will stay engaged if the cable is to tight
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  6. #6
    Hooligan
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Stillwater, Mn.

    Re: Speed Triple clutch adjustments

    Thanks gentlemen, kind of what I had in mind, but thought I would ask before I started monkeying around with it.

  7. #7
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    West Coast of Scotland

    Re: Speed Triple clutch adjustments

    Let us know how it goes
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    BOTM JUNE 2018 THE VANILLA GORILLA


 

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