For motorcycle owners with manual clutch systems such as sport bikes, it is necessary to pay attention to clutch maintenance. This maintenance is important so that it does not interfere with driving comfort, one of which is if the clutch feels heavy. So what should you pay attention to?
1. Regularly change engine oil
To maintain the manual clutch, it is necessary to regularly change the engine oil every 3,000 km trip interval. The further the distance traveled, the quality of the engine oil will decrease. As a result, the oil on the motor will be cloudy and turn black.
2. Check and adjust the clutch lever
Clutch motorcyclists must be diligent in checking and adjusting the clutch lever. If the clutch lining has started to wear out, the clutch lever will be loose, and adjustments must be made according to the standard. But if it can’t be adjusted, it means that the clutch lining is worn and must be replaced. Get in the habit of replacing spare parts with original ones at official workshops.
3. Check the movement of the lever and clutch cable
Sometimes when using a motor with a manual clutch engine, clutch pull feels heavy. If this happens, you don’t need to panic, this is because the motor clutch cable is starting to dry due to rust or other dirt. The fix is quite easy, you don’t need to take it to a repair shop.
Simply apply anti-rust lubricant into the cable via the clutch lever. After the liquid enters, try pulling the clutch handle slowly for several times. If it’s still heavy, you can add the lubricating fluid again and repeat the steps until the clutch pull feels light.
4. Use fuel according to the engine compression ratio
The higher the compression value of a motorcycle, it will require high octane fuel. Incorrect fuel octane selection will cause the motorcycle’s performance to decrease. So always pay attention to the specifications of your motorcycle, especially the compression value.
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