Just picked up my UE Monday and I have already put 100 miles on it. After work I just cruise around, otherwise I'd probably have even more. One issue I have noticed at a stoplight is the clutch has to be almost all the way out before the gear starts engaging. This has led to some awkward starts. One time I even looked down to make sure I wasn't in nuetral!
Can anyone help me adjust the clutch to engage closer to the grip? I've heard this is relatively simple, but I grew up on dirt bikes and never had the need to adjust it.
If you want to change the engagement point (but it really is where it should be right now) then you have to do the following:
There are 2 area of adjustment, and they work together (somewhat). What I mean is that adjusting one area will have a subtle effect on adjustments in the 2nd.
The first is at the lever, there is a knurled collar where the cable attached to the perch. This is primarily used to taking up slack in the cable itself, but needs to be loosened before making adjustments at the second location.
The 2nd adjustment location attached to the right side horizontal frame tube, right below the tank. The tank does not need to be removed to access this. This adjustment location has a more dramatic effect on the engagement position.
First, loosen the cable at the 1st position, then make an adjustment at the 2nd - after doing so take up the slack in the cable bu readjusting at the 1st location.
You will probably have to do this "dance" several time - back and forth - before you are happy with the results.
Once this is achieved, simply lock everything down and you are good to go.