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 Maintenance:
 Clutch cables
This is just a general guide.
If you are about to do your own maintenance, using these pages, I take no responsibility if you get things wrong!
How to remove the clutch cable
Notes: 
1. When correctly positioned, you should be able to pull the cable hosing free from the adjuster when it is at its closest to the lever. 
2. when adjusting; when you pull the lever it should pull easily, as it tightens, you know the clutch lever is operating, as it tightens again, you will know the clutch itself is being opened. To take out the slack  undo the adjuster bolt, until the cable reaches it first "bite", then test.
1. Using a pair of pliers, undo fully the locking ring from the clutch cable  
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2. Fully tighten the adjuster bolt into the lever

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3. Align the groove on the adjuster/locking ring and the lever

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4. Pull and wriggle the outer casing of the cable until you can see the outer casing is free from adjuster bolt.
5. pull the outer casing forward, then down, releasing the barrel nipple from it's housing.
Model used Suzuki GSX550E Slingshot
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For Internal cable connections!
Under construction


For External cable connections!
(photos are from a Honda VT500, the position of the adjuster might vary on different machines, but the basics are the same)
Note: The arm which is connected to the shaft, should be easily movable, to a point. As you pull the arm, it will tighten up, this is where the clutch begins to bite. When adjusting this cable you should be able to free the nipple before the clutch bites.
1. Pull the nipple from it's fixing. see note above.
2. Pull the rubber cover (where fitted) free from the cable connection
3. Undo the locking nut on the adjuster nearest to the engine.
leave the rear locking nut in position, as it gives you a rough idea where to reach the right amount of slack.
4. Undo the adjuster bolt. Some times these are threaded through the engine mount, this one how ever, just pulls through
Mechanic, Northern Nick
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This is just a general guide.
If you are about to do your own maintenance, using these pages, I take no responsibility if you get things wrong!
Modified for 2009
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