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  1. A clutch story

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    Well, here we are, After having some troubles with the carbs past winter and the bike finally feeling good, I decided to check if I could remedy what felt like some slack in the clutch assembly or the transmission gears. LO AND BEHOLD: The outer clutch basket has about 3/8 to 1/2 an inch of...
  2. Diagnosing Clutch Problem

    ZR-7 Maintenance
    Hi all. Hoping you can help me diagnose the issue with my 2000 ZR-7 clutch. To my novice eyes, it seems like it sticks at first, then maybe even slightly slips until 3000 RPM. Here are the symptoms: 1. Bike rolls in 1st with clutch pulled in. Does not roll with clutch released. Good start. 2...
  3. BRP Clutch Spring Install Issues with Clutch Engagement Zone

    Ninja 650R Performance Upgrades
    This past weekend I finally completed my install of the stiffer BRP clutch springs and a new set of clutch discs. The issue I'm having is that the clutch engagement zone has shrunk to an uncontrollable level and I'm trying to determine why that has happened. I began this project about 3 weeks...
  4. problems with aftermarket levers

    General Ninja 650R
    Okay so my brake lever recently broke off when my bike was knocked over in a parking garage. I thought i would try out some shorty levers, I went with some cheap ebay ones, $40. They are much higher quality material than i expected and look great. But there are some problems... The clutch does...
  5. Ninja z1000sx clutch springs

    3rd Gen Z1000/Z1000SX/Ninja 1000
    Hey all just wanted to know how tight you should Do up the clutch spring bolts? For a 2011 ninja 1000/z1000sx. Thanks in advance ?
  6. Clutch clunk and travel after wreck

    General Ninja 650R
    So I bought a 2011 650r from a friend after he wrecked it. My issues are that when going into first, there is a HUGE clunk that happens and the travel from 1st to 2nd is extremely long....as in twice what my ninja 1k is. Can anyone help me remedy this?
  7. Clutch lever electrical wires?

    General Ninja 650R
    I have a 2011 650R and on the clutch lever there are 2 electric wires connected to the lever. What are they and are they Important?
  8. Dropped Bike, Clutch Won't Disengage

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    2007 Ninja 650. I was gonna go for a ride yesterday and somehow accidentally kicked it into first while sitting in the driveway. It jumped forward right from underneath me and started falling to the left before I realized what happened, taking me with it. The clutch lever bent in a little on the...
  9. bike jerks a little?

    General Ninja 650R
    last weekend the weather's real nice so I took my bike for a ride. It was around 40 miles and involved some mountain road. (been riding sporadically through winter) right after i came down from the hill i noticed that the bike would jerk a little from a stop. it's very slight, and only appears...
  10. clucnking noise when in neutral

    Daily Ride
    i just bought a 1991 ZZr250 for my first bike and because i haven't got my license yet i got my brother to ride it home for me and it went fine without any abnormalities. two days later we took it for a run around the block and found that when its in neutral it makes a heavy clunking noise but...
  11. Loud clutch noise when downshifted

    3rd Gen Z1000/Z1000SX/Ninja 1000
    Hey everyone, somethings been bothering me all day today after taking my 2010 z1000 out for a ride. the bike only has about 800 miles on it and ive just done an oil change. while doing about 45 mph, i shifted the gears to neutral just so i could roll into an upcoming light. The light turned...
  12. Bandit 650 2006 model clutch pivot bolt?

    General Bandit Chat
    Hey guys, Few days ago my bike got hit by some muppet whilst parked and knocked it over, they drove off...broke the clutch lever, i replaced it, but in the process i also ended up snapping the pivot bolt holding it in. Been looking for one online but for the life of me cant find one...any one...
  13. 2nd gear slips!!!!

    Ninja 650R Maintenance
    So i have had a problem with my 2nd gear slipping. I ride a 2001 zx6, i just replace the clutch on it, I thought that would fix the problem i was having with 2nd gear but it still slips out of gear around 3K RPM. i don't have any problem with the other gears at all before or after i replaced the...
  14. Brand New Clutch is Slipping #[email protected]#$1

    General Z1000/Z750
    So I put in a new clutch this evening because the old one was engaging very far out and slipping at around 8k rpm / full throttle. Guess what? The NEW one is doing the exact same thing, in fact it literally feels like I didn't change a thing!! I also put in new EBC heavy duty springs. Also, I...
  15. 2010 Ninja 650R clutch adjustment issues.

    General Ninja 650R
    Hey Guys, I have checked through this forum and found many topics on clutch adjustment but none of them seem to fix my problem. I have 2010 ninja 650R with about 14000km (8 699 miles) on it and the clutch is slipping under load (hard acceleration). I have adjusted the adjustment screw at the...
  16. Clutch problems?

    3rd Gen Z1000/Z1000SX/Ninja 1000
    Absolutely love my N1K except for a few minor glitches, and most of those have been cured with aftermarket parts. The most annoying remaining problem is with the clutch. When under engine braking there are times when pulling the clutch lever all the way to the bar won't even off load the drive...
  17. Clutch Problem...

    General Bandit Chat
    Hi there Guys. I was driving my Bandit 1200s today and noticed that the clutch lever was unusually low, that is... it connected with the engine almost as soon as I gave an millimeter of release... Now, after that I had hard times to hit the gears and it was not a pleasant drive at all. I also...
  18. cheap levers

    General Ninja 650R
    does anyone on here have any first hand experience with buying the knock off pazzo look a like levers off of ebay? I'd like to get the short ones but idk if it's worth it. I definitely don't feel like paying 180 for 2 levers...but let me know if anyone knows about this