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post #1 of 9 Old 01-07-2017, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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05 ninja 636 clutch too hard

So i got 05 ninja 636 i bought it used people that had it beat it up prerty good anyways i fixed it and everything is good now except my clutch is hard.. dont mean to sound like lil bi... i have replace cable and lubed it... i also replace levers to shorty but still hard... i think i need a new clutch but would like to get some insight... also when i shit to first, 2nd, 3rd i hear the click pretty loud.. i got no problem with gears, it just jumps into gears walnting to take off specially at first gear... one more thing people tell me you can shift after 2nd gear without a clutch just let go of throttle and shift, but my bike wont shift up, it just hard and it wont shift.. im new to riding bikes but any help would be appreciated
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-07-2017, 09:09 PM
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Your clutch cable probably needs an adjustment. A worn out clutch would not have an effect on clutch lever pressure.

Is the cable routed correctly? Also, how do you know its "hard"? Have you compared it to another bike? Was it easier to pull before you did any work on it?

Also, kawasakis have a very loud transmission...especially the 05/06. Whatever youre hearing is probably normal.
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Ok so the sound is good then, i have rode a ninja 300, the cytch was super soft on that..
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Ok so the sound is good then, i have rode a ninja 300, the cytch was super soft on that..
Ninja 300's have less clutch plates, ZX6R has more. The number of plates make a difference in clutch feel. Just the nature of the bike

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Ok so the sound is good then, i have rode a ninja 300, the cytch was super soft on that..
ninja 300 is designed to have a super light lever feel......they engineered it that way for female comfort and ease!..... It was one of their sales gimmicks to entice new riders, read the brochure!!!

# of plates won't affect lever feel but;
number and stiffness of springs, cable length/condition and routing, lever length, angle and how well the bushing works etc.... all those most certainly will

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Check your oil level. If it's low you will have issues shifting. A "clunk" into 1st gear is normal. Also check the foot lever is correctly aligned, that can lead to issues. I had a 300 that was hard to shift and it was down to that (d'oh!). Otherwise as above, cable adjustment may be required or even an oil change...

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Clunk into first can be caused by too high of idle too or even a poorly maintained chain/adjustment can also be shifting clunk between gears...or mismatching rpms (slow shifts) during shifts etc....

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I'm way too slow shifting from neutral to first...

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# of plates won't affect lever feel but;
number and stiffness of springs, cable length/condition and routing, lever length, angle and how well the bushing works etc.... all those most certainly will
Oops, got it confused with stiffness of springs, good to know!

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