Neutral is hard to find after clutch mod install.
When the clutch is properly adjusted, neutral is as easy to find with our clutch mod as it was stock.
The main issue we encounter is an improper adjustment.
For bikes with a cable clutch: BOTH the adjustment at the pressure plate, as well as the adjustment at the lever, MUST be correct.
See this video for information on adjusting a cable clutch set-up beginning at 33:10
For bikes with a hydraulic clutch, please refer to the FAQ below.
Does the clutch cushion kit make it harder to find neutral?
The clutch cushion kit does place severe spring pressure on your clutch pack, which means that all of your clutch components must be in proper working order to allow smooth access to neutral. We designed our lever cam with two additional taller positions (5 and 6) to make this easier using all stock components, even after many miles of use. Most aftermarket levers do not have taller positions and will not allow the use of our lever cam, BUT in these instances, converting from the stock hydraulic clutch line to our aftermarket braided stainless clutch line will usually reduce line ‘flex’ (aka excessive line expansion due to age/oxidation/normal wear, etc) when subjected to the additional pressure created by using the cushion kit usually enough to allow for the use of the aftermarket levers. On Generation 1 Hayabusas, the addition of a Clutch Slave Cylinder Support is also recommended to eliminate sprocket cover flex and reduce the chance of breakage on these fragile covers.
Air in the clutch line can also make neutral difficult to find – bleed the line and use the info above.
Finally, some rubber clutch lines simply wear out over time and expand too much on lever compression to allow the clutch to fully disengage – in these instances, an aftermarket braided steel clutch line solves the problem completely.