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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch adjuster nut?

What size thread is the clutch adjuster bolt/nut on the lever? I need to replace mine but I see different options - 8mm, 9mm, 10mm etc.

Also, all the ones I see are for an 8mm cable - my bike has a 10mm OD cable (I had to double check this tonight). The PO had just stripped the outer casing off and left the exposed cable strands tucked inside the adjuster. Not only did this look like crap but it was nearly impossible to adjust it since the outer strands kept getting caught in the slot.

I guess I could drill out the hole to fit the fatter cable, but I do not want to get the wall of the adjuster too thin and it snaps.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 09:59 PM
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Just buy new ones with new cable if he stripped the cable.

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/ho.../handle-switch

Only 17 bucks for a new cable.


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True, that is not much for an entire cable and mine is a bit funky. I am just worried that it will be too short. The PO has 10” or 12” apes on it and this was obviously a replacement cable, I am assuming due to length.
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So I might as well order a new cable, found one on Amazon with free shipping that would be about $10 cheaper than partzilla. But, still need to get a new adjuster. Are these M8 sized threads? Sorry I’d go to Home Depot and try the existing adjuster out on their bolt sizer but it’s pretty mangled and bent.
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Going out to the shop in a bit. I'll measure mine and post up if nobody else posts. It's a 750 spirit, but i'd imagine they're the same.

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One advantage of a hydraulic actuated clutch, no need for adjustment, but there's more to go wrong and more expensive to fix, and it's easier to coil up a spare cable and keep in a saddle bag.


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The adjuster is an 8mm. I'd be able to tell you the thread pitch is someone hadn't decided they needed my thread gauge worse than I do.

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Thank you - I measured the bolt myself last night as best I could and got close to 8mm, glad to have some backing confirmation. Worst case, they're only like $5 on Amazon anyway... I was actually surprised at how hacked up the hole in the lever was. I don't know what this guy did but I guess if it works it works.
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