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How can I make the FZ6 clutch less snatchy?
« on: 17 March 2019, 12:12:50 PM »
I've posted this on the FB forum too, but for anyone who doesn't read that...
Does anyone know a way of making the FZ6's clutch less "snatchy"?
I don't know why, but I'm starting to find it harder to make a smooth pull-away or shift between first and second :(

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Re: How can I make the FZ6 clutch less snatchy?
« Reply #1 on: 17 March 2019, 01:00:40 PM »
When I had my 6 the clutch was very heavy,I changed the cable for a new one, made a big difference to the feel, it may be your cable is not smooth and giving you a snatchy action.
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Re: How can I make the FZ6 clutch less snatchy?
« Reply #2 on: 17 March 2019, 04:44:03 PM »
Go hydraulic. Not exactly cheap, but smooth, consistent pick up, and a lot lighter action

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Re: How can I make the FZ6 clutch less snatchy?
« Reply #3 on: 17 March 2019, 06:39:59 PM »
Hydraulic is probably a bit much for the moment, but I'm going to switch the clutch cable for a new one as it still has the original one at the moment.

Also someone on Facebook suggested using the FZ07 clutch arm instead which is a bit longer, so gives you more time in the friction zone :thumbup

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Re: How can I make the FZ6 clutch less snatchy?
« Reply #4 on: 17 March 2019, 07:51:10 PM »
I've posted this on the FB forum too, but for anyone who doesn't read that...
Does anyone know a way of making the FZ6's clutch less "snatchy"?
I don't know why, but I'm starting to find it harder to make a smooth pull-away or shift between first and second :(


Has it been snatchy since the replacement motor was fitted?

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Re: How can I make the FZ6 clutch less snatchy?
« Reply #5 on: 18 March 2019, 02:14:19 AM »
Has it been snatchy since the replacement motor was fitted?

No, it was like that already. The new motor had only done 17.5k (it'd only done about 1,500 miles a year!) and hadn't been ragged.

I've just ordered the MT07 (FZ07) clutch arm 1WS-16340-00 from Fowlers Parts although they've got to get in it from their Europe shop. I6 was £26 including shipping which was the cheapest I could find it, elsewhere it was £31.

When I get it, I'm going to install it and the new clutch cable which should sort things out :thumbup

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Re: How can I make the FZ6 clutch less snatchy?
« Reply #6 on: 18 March 2019, 06:15:12 PM »
Has it been snatchy since the replacement motor was fitted?

No, it was like that already. The new motor had only done 17.5k (it'd only done about 1,500 miles a year!) and hadn't been ragged.

I've just ordered the MT07 (FZ07) clutch arm 1WS-16340-00 from Fowlers Parts although they've got to get in it from their Europe shop. I6 was £26 including shipping which was the cheapest I could find it, elsewhere it was £31.

When I get it, I'm going to install it and the new clutch cable which should sort things out :thumbup


I thought you meant the bar lever. You could have had this for nowt. I made it when I first started having trouble with my hand, later superseded by the hydraulic unit. It actually worked.

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Re: How can I make the FZ6 clutch less snatchy?
« Reply #7 on: 18 March 2019, 06:44:42 PM »
I thought you meant the bar lever. You could have had this for nowt. I made it when I first started having trouble with my hand, later superseded by the hydraulic unit. It actually worked.

The one I mention above is back ordered, I can take that one off your hands if it'll fit a FZ6-SA 2006 and cancel the one on back order. Drop me a PM.