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I've been adjusting my clutch to nearly eliminate all the slack in the cable, but leave some in it so as to ensure that the clutch is fully engaged (no cable tension) when the lever is out.

Looked in the manual while going over other stuff today, says I need 10 to 15 mm (or something like that) of "free play"

Does this mean that there's that amount of travel forwards after the clutch is fully engaged, or that the damn thing can just flop back and forth that far? That would suck.

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The OEM wants that much "travel" at the lever. As the clutch and associated parts heat and cool, you'll find your clutch cable adjustment varies. To ensure it never gets too tight, you leave the fore mention slack in the cable. This is the primary reason I switch to a Magura Clutch, that and a clean linear pull, with no creeping stiffness due to dirty/worn cables.

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The confusion comes from some describing the free-play at the lever 'end' (ball), and some describing free-play at the lever/perch gap.

As mentioned above...

A nickle's thickness of free-play at the lever/perch gap is generally ideal.

:thumbsup:

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A nickle's thickness of free-play at the lever/perch gap is generally ideal.

:thumbsup:

Living in the UK, I have as much idea of how thick a "nickle" is,

as you have about the thickness of a "crown" :applause:

Neil. :ride::applause::applause:

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Lets take up a collection to send Neil a nickle.

Now that right there is funny. :thumbsup:

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