The cable housing barrel adjusters are used only to remove slack from the cable, not to adjust the clutch itself. The clutch adjustment is made where the clutch cable enters the engine. The precise adjustment for your bike differs from model to model so reference our 'Manuals' page.
- Page 152 of the Honda CB350 Tune Up and Adjustment Guide
- Page 22 of the Honda CB360 Tune Up and Adjustment Guide
- Page 153 of the Honda CB450 Tune Up and Adjustment Guide
First, we turn the lever barrel adjuster all the way in to give us slack in the cable. Next, down below where the clutch cable connects to the engine block, we set the clutch per the manuals (listed above). Finally, turn out the lever barrel adjusters to remove some slack from the cable until 1/4 to 1/3 of the lever's overall travel is free play. You want your clutch lever on the looser side than too tight.