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jayrexer
I just installed these drag bars today http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004PQOTHK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
 
Everything is working fine, except my clutch cable isn't working like it used to. When I pull in the clutch cable with the lever the lever just stays pulled back and doesn't snap back into place after releasing like it would normally would.
 
I have tried adjusting at the lever but it looks to be twisting the cable and is very hard to turn unlike before. I also tried adjust the cable at the bottom with the nuts and still nothing.
 
I feel like I'm missing something here.
 
Can anyone provide input on what I'm doing wrong or how to remedy the issue? 
 
Thanks!

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mjh937
I am thinking you have a bend in the cable that is too sharp. How does the routing of the clutch cable look?

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Beemer
Check your cables. That's happened to me before and found my cable was pinched at one point. It's easy to do/get them that way. 

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jayrexer
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Here are some pictures of what is going on. Sorry for not taking the best pictures but I'm getting ready to leave here in a bit for work...
 
 
How would I go about untwisting the cable if it is binded or removing any of these kinks that could be happening?
 
Thank you guys for giving me some insight into what could be happening.
 
 
 

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mjh937
That looks like a pretty tight bend from the clutch lever going down beside the fork. I am thinking that is your problem right there.

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sane
That looks like a pretty tight bend from the clutch lever going down beside the fork. I am thinking that is your problem right there.
Agreed. 
That bend is pretty tight.

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jayrexer
That looks like a pretty tight bend from the clutch lever going down beside the fork. I am thinking that is your problem right there.
Agreed. 
That bend is pretty tight.
Thanks for the replies! 
So I would want to push more of the cable up toward the lever to make the bend smoother?

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cndnmax
Relocation is probably a better option, not sure what ur options would be but just play around with it.

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norcal616
Waaayyyyy to tight of a bend...like an orange trying to get thru a garden hose...

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mjh937
I would try to route it across and down the right side of the bike. Hopefully the cable is long enough to go that way.

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Guest Ralph
I would have a real good look were the cable fits to the leaver, is it binding there in any way,
it's the bit about when you turn the adjuster it wanting to turn the cable that makes me wonder.
That bend does look tight though.

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stefano225
Have you tried to remove lever and maybe unwind clutch cable by removing it from the housing at the adjusting nut or even try stock lever food for thoughts,that bend doesn't look right for sure.Also maybe lack of lube on the cable.

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rick
Dunno if there's enough cable to do this, but you might try relocating where the cable comes up to the other side of the ignition key. That'll ease that tight radius

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jayrexer
I've lubed the cable when doing all this and still have an issue with it.
 
I loosened both adjusters, but it seems that when I try to put one side together the other one doesn't want to go together.
 
I might have to move some stuff around, hopefully I won't have to go back to the stock levers.

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rick
Unhook the cable at both ends and see if it will move freely in the jacket when the top end has been straightened out.
 
If that's OK, bend the jacket back to where it was with the new bars and see if it's now bound up. If so, you'll either have to relocate, or find a shorter clutch cable from another bike.

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