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No pressure on clutch lever

I just installed a new clutch cable on my 2001 929rr (it was missing when I bought the bike) but I am not feeling any pressure at all on the lever. Does the engine need to be running for there to be pressure? Anything else I could be missing? Seems like it should be pretty straight forward so I'm a bit confused unless this means the clutch is gone.
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Re: No pressure on clutch lever

Should make no difference whether engine is running or not. How was the clutch feel before you took the old cable off? Sounds like it's just a matter of proper adjustment.
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Re: No pressure on clutch lever

yeah I didn't think the engine should be running, but couldn't think of anything else. I don't know how the lever felt before because there wasn't a cable on it when I got it. I tried messing with the adjustment and I took it to the limit and still couldn't get any pressure.
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Re: No pressure on clutch lever

Chances are the clutch cover was removed and they just put the cover back on without making sure the clutch cover mechanism was properly married with the pressure plate. If there is no play in your clutch cable then you will have to find a copy of the proper procedure to install the clutch cover and clutch cable. Make sure you buy your clutch gasket before removing the cover. No gaskets will probably lead to oil leaks
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Re: No pressure on clutch lever

If I'm not mistaken, the clutch cover has a form fitted o-ring. ?

Are you sure you had all the slack out of the line when you tightened the cable at the clutch arm?
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Re: No pressure on clutch lever

Thanks Sabotage, I had that thought that maybe something inside wasn't hooked up correctly.

Jondog9, not sure what you mean with your question. The only two adjustments I saw were at the bottom where the two bolts go on the cable bracket and at the handle. I tried adjusting the handle adjustment all the way out to allow the cable to pull as far as possible and I adjust the bottom pretty far (but not all the way). maybe I'll try adjust that one all the way out too and see if I get anything. I'll try to take a picture to post if I can too.
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Re: No pressure on clutch lever

Hey there Eyedriver, can you elaborate a bit on what you mean by the clutch was "missing"? Are we talking just the plates or the entire inner and outer basket assemblies too? The lever pull on a stock clutch is pretty easy and linear. Mine however with the Barnett springs gives you arm pump in seconds. If your lever just flops around with no tension on it at all then there is definitley a problem. Pics inside and out would help greatly. Sometimes the actuator that's in the outer cover isn't engaged properly to the lifter pin. Also putting the clutch lifter pin in after the pressure plate can mess things up too.

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Re: No pressure on clutch lever

Just the clutch cable was missing. I was under the impression (foolishly I now realize) that I would just need to replace the cable and be good to go. I haven't taken the clutch cover off at all yet. I'll probably have to do that this weekend and see if I can figure out what's not working.
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Re: No pressure on clutch lever

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Just the clutch cable was missing. I was under the impression (foolishly I now realize) that I would just need to replace the cable and be good to go. I haven't taken the clutch cover off at all yet. I'll probably have to do that this weekend and see if I can figure out what's not working.
I clearly didn't see the word CABLE in your first post. My eyes aren't what they used to be. Maybe I should stop posting at 0430 in the morning

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Re: No pressure on clutch lever

haha no worries. it does make a big difference!
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Re: No pressure on clutch lever

Why was the clutch cable missing? I mean, this isn't making sense to me. What's the back story?
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Re: No pressure on clutch lever

The guy I bought it from said it broke. He hadn't had it for very long and it had a few things that needed fixed but it only had 10k on the clock and it seemed to run well. hopefully I don't regret picking it up.
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Re: No pressure on clutch lever

post up a couple pictures before you pull the cover. id like to see a pic of the cable hooked into the clutch lever and pull all the slack out of the cable by going to the other end n holding the outer sheath and pulling the actual cable out all the way. then hold it up to the mounting bracket on the clutch cover so we can see how much cable there is with it pulled tight. im wondering if it might not just be the wrong cable. might give us a better idea if we had some pictures. i know its a fairly simple concept to install one but maybe your just doing it wrong. ive seen people get the wrong cable before as well.

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Re: No pressure on clutch lever

will do, it's dark now, but I'll try to get some pictures tomorrow. Thanks for the help!
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