I've been thinking about trying to improve the clutch pull on my '75. I find the clutch doesn't seem to be fully disengaged when I pull it in, making it hard to get it into neutral while the bike is running and sometimes causing the shifter to 'shudder' once in a while when shifting gears. If I reduce the freeplay in the clutch handle any more (not much there to begin with) by adjusting it down near the engine, then I find my hand gets so sore from reaching with the tips of my fingers and pulling it in traffic that I can't really put up with it. Also doesn't seem terribly safe if I needed to react quickly in an emergency.
I thought maybe replacing my clutch cable with a fresh one would help as I have no idea how old this one is. Also thought about switching the OEM style clutch lever to the GP style one on this page (scroll down a bit): https://www.partsnmore.com/parts/honda/gl1000/?filters
[fitting]=custom Has anyone tried one of these? Would it make my problem worse as maybe I couldn't pull the cable as far before the lever hits the grips?
Also would consider cutting off the old clutch perch, bypassing the clutch switch if needed, and replacing the perch/lever with an aftermarket unit that works really well if not too pricey. Any suggestions on reasonably priced perch/lever assemblies?
Any suggestions appreciated!