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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch hand gets sore

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After I got a flat tire and didn't ride for 3 weeks, My clutch hand gets really tired and sore easily now. Even after a few days off it feels better but then my hand starts to get sore again near the end of the rides.

Not sure why this is happening. I also had that whole clutch cable freeplay thread about how I adjusted the clutch freeplay from the right engine clutch case side wrong, but I'm pretty sure I adjusted it back correctly. Could I have done something wrong to the clutch cable and made the clutch lever stiffer without me knowing now?

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Then you need worse brakes, not better ones. I suggest adding some air to your lines and spraying your pads with wd-40 before you go out. You'll find all kinds of corner speed.
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idk man my roommate had a problem with his hand but it was throttle hand i believe and he had broken that hand twice. Are you using anything different like gloves and such? I didnt ride for about a year and a half after getting rid of my GSXR and then when i got my R6 all my shit was sore. It could just be that your muscles in your hand werent used like that and when u started riding again u started working them out kinda like when u stop going to the gym for a while and then hit it back up? i honestly dont know i just thought id at least try to help lol
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When is the last time you cleaned/lubed the clutch cable? I notice it's significantly easier to pull after cleaning and lubricating the cable and clutch lever pivot.

You could also try loosening where the perch clamps to the clip-on and rotating it and see if you can find a more comfortable position.
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I got the bike at the end of June, so not sure when the last time it was lubricated. The angle is fine though. Hopefully it's not too stiff because I did something wrong with the clutch cable adjustements on the right engine side awhile back. It disengages and engages fine.

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Relax. Ease off the death grip on the bars. Squeeze the tank with your knees more. Do the chicken wing dance once in awhile to remind yourself to loosen up.

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Relax. Ease off the death grip on the bars. Squeeze the tank with your knees more. Do the chicken wing dance once in awhile to remind yourself to loosen up.
Yep I actually do do that chicken wing thing to remind me. I don't have death grips on the clip ons.

Not sure if I messed up something in the clutch cable adjustments at the right engine side, or if my left hand is just not use to it.

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