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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-24-2014, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe this is normal on these bikes, but the clutch on this bike seems really hard to pull. I followed the cable to the tiny clutch grab sticking out of the tranny, and that seems to be where its hard to move. The cable itself seems adjusted correctly with just enough play. Any ideas how to fix this?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-24-2014, 08:22 PM
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You can remove the handle and clean and lube/grease both ends. Make sure the cable feels free while it isn't connected. You can also spray cable lube into the cable on the older bikes. The newer one don not require lube in the cable, but the ends do need cleaned and greased on all years and models. Also check to make sure that the cable is routed with the least amount of bends and no kinks in it.

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The clutch pull on Vics takes a little more effort than most other/all bikes I've ridden. What you're describing sounds like a typical Vic clutch to me. Make sure the slack is correct in the cable and be sure to apply grease on the clutch lever and primary ends.

If you've yet to download the service manual for your model, here's BBob's link:
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-02-2014, 10:51 AM
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There is an "Easy Pull" available fits right over the existing arm and uses the original cable (needs slight adjustment). Makes it a lot easier to pull and helps people with small hands.

http://www.victoryonly.com/ACCESSORIES/easy_clutch.htm

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How old? How many miles?
You probably need a new clutch cable...

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If your bike has a lot of miles, remove the clutch lever and inspect the brass bushing in it for wear, it will easily slide out of its hole. If worn, replace and make certain it is well greased.

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Have you used this EASY ASSIST CLUTCH CLUTCH ARM PULL AND COVER and if so, do you find that it does indeed make the clutch easier to pull? Thanks

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As I said earlier in this thread, there is an aftermarket "easy pull" arm that fits over the exsisting arm. I installed it on my Wifes bike a few years ago (easy installation), makes a huge difference, like going from a motorcycle clutch to a bicycle brake lever.

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Thank you for that info. I, being female, was finding the clutching on my new Gunner a little to hard to grip and pull. With having issues with Tennis Elbow, was just wanting to see if there was a big difference in the pull by adding the easy clutch accessory. I will look into getting one ASAP. Thanks

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I have nicknamed my wife "Paws" as she has small hands. She had complained about the clutch being too hard to pull on her Vic Classic Cruiser so I got her the "Easy Pull" and it has made a huge difference.

The workmanship was also great and it is easy to install.

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