Greetings - I'm at 9.5K on my 2010 & adjusted the dial-out at the lever progressively to keep it nice & tight. Unfortunately, at this point the lever must be let "all" the way out to engage.
I've been looking at my DVD repair manual & inspecting the clutch cable adjustment on the bracket located on left side of the engine. If I understand correctly, the cable slack can be adjusted here? (I read with interest that an adjustment can also be made under the clutch cover.
So, the outside nut appears relatively easy to access - if you have an angle open ended 13mm - which I am presently looking to purchase. However, the inside nut is a blessed PITA. Following some advice I will decide whether to remove the gas tank for access as per repair manual, which I would also have to do this to replace with a new Bowden cable (OR) consider removing the clutch cover & have to deal with the oil...
1. If successful at removing the outside nut - I'm guessing I might be able to push the cable toward the inside of bike & hopefully hand-loosen the inside nut.
2. Any advice on accessing inside nut w/o tank removal?
3. I am also guessing the first step may be to dial-in the lever adjustment some to maximize slack.
4. Loosen the inside & outside nuts on the clutch cable attached to engine bracket.
5. Now the real fun begins; Am I trying to tighten the cable threads via the outside nut to pull the cable in to tighten? I am guessing the direction will become obvious once I get there.
6. $42.00 for a new Bowden clutch cable.
Any advice out there to confirm assumptions & mitigate copious amounts of foul language along with the loss of some blood?