clutch lever/chain freeplay?

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Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:09 am

Hello all,

I've got a a few question about the clutch lever free-play. I've got too sources one says 2-3mm and the other says 10-15mm. My bike is the 2000 model so should that be set to the latter?

Same issue regarding the drive chain slack one states 30-40mm and another 45-55mm.

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Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:22 pm

Hey, Pieter.

The clutch lever freeplay should be somewhere around 3 to 5mm. I tend to run a bit more clearance on mine, though, maybe 8 to 10mm, to move the clutch engagement zone closer to the handlebars.

For the chain, I think it's 30-40mm as I recall. I set mine about 30mm give-or-take.

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