Clutch operation has changed
When I first went out for a ride today, The clutch lever operation was normal then after a couple of miles it became much stiffer and wouldn't go all the way back to the bar when slowing and down shifting for say a roundabout at fairly low speeds. When releasing the lever it sometimes felt like the clutch itself wasn't releasing properly. It didn't do this all the time about 75%. Downshifting required more pressure on the lever than normal like the clutch was dragging but when stopped it didn't appear to be dragging.
When stopped and pumping the lever it often became stiff and wouldn't go all the way back to the bar.
The clutch plates were replaced as were the springs and the release bearing in the pressure plate. It has done about 1000 miles. It has an Oberon slave cylinder fitted.
It was all fine last time I rode it which was about 4 months ago. It has new brake fluid and is definitely correctly bled.
Any ideas what could be causing this 'stiffening'??
The only thing I can remember when I rebuilt the clutch was that I couldn't pull the clutch rod out from the slave cylinder side but it came out with the pressure plate as far as I can remember. I took this to be the O rings holding it in place and stopping me pulling it out. Should it be easy to pull out from the slave side? Could this be the/a problem?