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VTR250 - clutch adjustment - advice pls!?

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by sparrowfall, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. hi all,

    after splurging a small fortune on some brand spanking new tools yesterday i tried my first minor service on my '99 VTR250 :grin:
    overall i'm impressed with my first effort except for one thing... i couldn't manage to do a major adjustment of the clutch. as a second best i did a minor adjustment at the lever end. i'm happy with the free play for now but want to be able to adjust it at the clutch arm end next time.

    my problem is that after loosening the lock nut at the clutch arm end i couldn't get the spanner in to move the adjust nut. the frame was in the way and no matter what i tried i just couldn't access the adjust nut.

    i'm following the workshop manual but it offers no clues. :?

    any tips on the major adjustment - should i try it with the tank off for better access? is there a special spanner i should use?