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I was noticing today that my clutch lever seems awfully stiff. My forearms are not weak by any means, but the clutch became quite the bear during rush hour. Any ideas?

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Evoluzione or Yoyodyne clutch slave cylinders will both reduce clutch lever pull effort. There's also a third one available (made in Italy) - I think Motowheels.com carries them - i forget the name...
 
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yeah they are a tad on the stiff side of things.....in rush hour
even with my yoyodyne in stop and go traffic, I wish our state had lane spilting......

oh, mtm is thinking of stm, I believe......
 

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I ride in very thick traffic in and around San Francisco all the time and yes, the clutch lever is quite stiff. The first few weeks I rode the bike were virtually hell, my arm would just kill me after lots of clutch play in traffic. Six months and 7000 miles later I don't even notice the clutch anymore. In fact I like the fact that I have to put some effort into it. I wouldn't worry about it too much, you will get used to it in time. :)
 

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Thanks for the info guys. Guess I'll just 'popeye' ;) it until funds improve and I can pick up a slave cylinder...

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Damn, too bad I'm right handed and horribly uncoordinated with my right when it comes to throwing things. I could join the Pro Bowling Circuit...

Oh, wait, I'd actually have to be good at bowling also, damn!

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I had the same problem my first couple of weeks and I was terrified (of not being able to ride my Monster). it was also interfering with my work. I bought a Yoyodyne slave, but by the time I actually got it installed, I was already used to the clutch and no longer experienced pain. Not to say that the new slave isn't nice and helpful - I am very pleased with it - but like others said, don't worry about it, you'll get used to it. Oh, and I'm also very happy with my CRG adjustable clutch lever which has mysteriously reduced pull effort and increased comfort.
 

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I know there was a recall for slave cyl's for 01 monsters (dunno if other years had the same recall). Maybe if your dealership is nice, they would let you pay the cost difference between a 3rd party replacement and throw it on for ya. I wish I had asked when mine was replaced. The stock is ok, but I'd rather have a "less stiff" clutch. :p
 
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