Suzuki Bandit 400 - extremely abrupt clutch. Very hard to dose

vel2000

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Mar 2, 2011
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Hi,
I recently bought this old Bike.
I am not sure, if "snappy clutch" (from google translate :)) is the correct term to describe my problems.
The (little bit worn out) clutch lever, has only a ~5mm distance from a fully open, to a fully closed clutch.
Nearly impossible to dose and feel the correct "pressure point"
So its very hard, to start up.
It's more like a "jumpy" than smooth start up, because I need higher revs, to avoid killing the engine.
Every traffic light is a "nightmare" :mad:
I adjusted the clutch according to the service manual. But no difference.
Could it be a problem with the clutch springs or plates?
And yes, I know how to use a clutch....:problem:
EDIT: THE SOLUTION