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PostAuthor: john11668 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:30 pm

My virago 125 seems to have a very weak clutch in comparison with other small bikes .
The clutch was supposed to have been replaced before I got it but the previous owner has proved to be less than honest.
I have never felt it slipping but it does seem very light . Bike is 20 years old but only done 10K miles
Is the clutch normally very light on these , Can springs be replaced with stronger ones ,? Is there a clutch basket kit??

Any advice appreciated

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Re: XV125 Clutch

PostAuthor: mark75 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:01 pm

here's a thread with a link for a service manual (in case you don't have one already) ---> viewtopic.php?f=88&t=30767

I would try doing a good clutch adjustment first, esp. if you have been noticing difficulties.

I have no hands-on with XV125, but only 125 I remember having a substantially strong clutch "pull" was my racers' [and it wasn't near as hard as the Sportster]

A lite feel is fine [specially for a street-bike] if it's not slipping and is changing gears sans problems.

if your not familiar with the procedure, here's a thread with a walk-through for XV750. ---> viewtopic.php?f=75&t=7482

it's not exactly the same as for XV125, but the process is.

try these folks for the best clutch components ---> http://www.barnettclutches.com/scorpion ... skets.html
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Re: XV125 Clutch

PostAuthor: robbiec » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:42 am

Do you mean light as in the lever doesn't return fast enough? I would check the torque on the clutch springs if so. However they are not a performance bike so if you can change gears comfortably without causing any mechanical damage I would be happy enough! Could be that your used to a performance clutch on another bike?

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Re: XV125 Clutch

PostAuthor: john11668 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:57 am

Only other comparison I have was a honda XL125 varadero which had a similar V twin unit , and this seems much lighter.
My other bike is a BMW K100 so not a performance bike but much heavier .

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