How to Adjust a Honda CBR600 Clutch Cable
The clutch cable on a Honda CBR 600 might be made of steel, but it still stretches over time. That stretching impacts your ability to engage the clutch. Here's how to adjust the clutch cable on a Honda CBR motorcycle.
Tools Needed - Honda CBR Clutch Cable Adjustment
- 14mm wrench
Adjust Your Motorcycle's Clutch Cable
Behind the clutch lever on the left side of the handlebar, there's a fine adjustment. But that's only one side. When you've turned the fine adjustment all the way out, you can use the coarse adjustment to give you even more room to restore responsiveness to your clutch.
Step 1. Rotate the fine clutch adjustment wheel so that it's all the way in behind the clutch lever. To do this, turn the lock so that it screws up toward the adjustment wheel, which will create room to adjust the wheel down.
Step 2. Go around to the right side of the motorcycle and locate the end of the clutch cable at about a 1 o'clock position around the round clutch cover. You'll see two 14mm nuts on either side of the clutch cable receiver.
Step 3. Loosen the 14mm nut on the left of the receiver and screw it in to the left.
Step 4. With a pair of pliers, pull the cable to the right until you feel the cable bottom out at the top. You'll know you've found it when it feels like the cable won't travel any further to the left.
Step 5. Next, tighten the 14mm nut on the right so that it moves back to the receiver. Do the same with the nut on the left so that both nuts are flush on either side of the receiver.
Step 6. Go back to the left side of the motorcycle and the clutch lever. Back in Step 1, we moved the fine adjustment all the way in. Now, simply adjust it out until you feel about half an inch of movement in the clutch lever between first engaging the clutch plates and a full clutch extension.
Step 7. Tighten down the locking wheel to the clutch lever and you're done.
Looking for a more difficult challenge? If you're having problems with your motorcycle's clutch (or adjusting the cable was just a little too easy a job for you), watch the video below to see how to rebuild a Honda CBR motorcycle's clutch.