FZ-09 down! clutch issues
hey all, I have been reading in this forum for a bit now but have just started posting.
I went down on my FZ-09 the other day and my clutch hasnt been the same. ill try to quickly go through the story of my crash and my issues.
I was just coming out of a right hand corner that I have taken safely many times. only this time, as I am coming around the bend there is a patch of sand in the middle of the road for some reason that I could not avoid. I felt my tire slip out as I hit it and down I went. I got a bit of road rash on my knees and elbows despite safety gear but overall was not bad, just a bruised ego.
my bike took a small beating although it seems all cosmetic. right blinker bulb broke, brake lever snapped off, handle bar cap is scrapped up, the plastic piece on the tank is scratched and a few chips in the pain on the tank. the clutch cover and oil pump cover is also scratched and my spool snapped off.
after the crash i drove it home and my clutch seemed to engage as soon as i started to release the lever instead of having a degree of play in it before it would engage.
also, sometimes it would be hard to shift gears.
when the bike is off, and in gear, there is some resistance when i try to walk the bike around with the clutch lever pulled in. when i shift into neutral and walk the bike around there is no issues.
my question is this:
do you think the clutch cable just got knocked out of wack in the crash or do you think it is something internal?
im assuming this is because the clutch cable got out of wack in the accident? i have read posts on how to adjust the clutch cable but have yet to attempt it. im also going to attempt to replace the clutch cover and oil pump cover and have been doing research. just wanted some opinions before i started purchasing parts and started wrenching.