T595 Heavy Clutch

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by Wheelnut, Oct 12, 2019 at 8:30 PM.

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  1. Wheelnut

    Wheelnut New Member

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    Just bought a ‘99 Daytona T595 and took it for a first run yesterday. Fabulous bike to ride apart from the heavy clutch. I was on twisty roads for 120 miles so plenty of gearchanges, but I actually had to stop to give my left hand a break!

    Are they all like that, or is there something that can be done to improve the clutch action? Maybe it just needs a new cable. Any advice welcomed.
     
  2. freck

    freck Noble Member
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    Welcome Wheelnut. They’re not all like that at all, in fact mine has a pretty light clutch action.
    I’d definitely start with a new cable and make sure your lever isn’t binding. Give the lever pivot point a clean up and lube.
    It’s also worth making sure the cable is routed correctly and isn’t bending tightly round something. :)
     
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  3. Baldrick174

    Baldrick174 Member

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    As Freck says, mines a '97 and is light so check everything to do with lever and cable. If no better check clutch actuator on engine casing. If no better then possible clutch springs check. On other bikes i found owners changed clutch springs for stiffer versions which makes lever stiffer to pull in
    Geoff
     
  4. Wheelnut

    Wheelnut New Member

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    Thanks for the advice. I’ll start by whipping off the cable and see how free/stiff it is. Will probably replace it anyway. Clutch lever pivot seems fine, but I don’t like the look of the 90 degree bend in the cable just where it leaves the lever. Looks like poor design and a recipe for trouble. I suspect the nylon inner liner may be worn or damaged at that point.

    At least I now know that there is a problem and it’s not just a foible of the T595.

    I’ve owned singles, parallel and boxer twins, fours, and even a triple two-stroke, but never a four stroke triple. What a fabulous sound it makes, especially with the high level carbon can fitted! I’m hooked...
     
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  5. Wheelnut

    Wheelnut New Member

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    Yep, it's the cable.

    Took the clutch cable off and it feels as if it's been lubricated with heavy axle grease. No wonder it felt so bad.

    New one is on order.
     
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