Clutch Clutch plate spring???

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by Bwhaley6, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Bwhaley6

    Bwhaley6 New Member

    I can't get my clutch to disengage I took the flower nut off and removed the plate and there wasn't a spring behind it. There is suppose to be a spring there right? I have ordered a spring but was wondering does that spring just sit behind the plate or do I need to take the clutch apart further to install the spring?
     

  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    just behind the plate, it locates on that nut
     
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  3. Bwhaley6

    Bwhaley6 New Member

    Just so I understand the spring would just slides over the nut. Sounds easy enough! Thank You!!
     
  4. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    it just keeps clutch from rattling - easy to make one
     
  5. Nanonevol

    Nanonevol Member

    Is it still "engaged" when you take the plate off? If so, a spring won't fix your problem. My new motor needed a bit of jogging about and spinning of the sprocket to disengage at first.
     
  6. Bwhaley6

    Bwhaley6 New Member

    Well so far I have put a new plate spring on because there never was one to begin with I have replaced the woodruff key on the sprocket side of the clutch shaft and I still cannot get my bike to free wheel while the motor is running. If I loosen the flower nut I can't get the motor to start. My clutch cable moves the clutch arm as it should there isn't any major wear on the camshaft for the clutch arm, the bucking bar and actuator bearing look good. I'm starting to think I need to replace the main clutch shaft. How do I get this out? Do I just pound it out or do I have to remove the bearings if so how do I get them out also?
     
  7. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    did you carefully read the clutch adjustment steps - that shaft almost never is the problem

    yours sounds like it's out of adjustment at the cable or flower nut
     
  8. Bwhaley6

    Bwhaley6 New Member

    No instructions I've watched several videos on clutch adjustment though and feel like I've tried everything and don't know what else to try? Is there somewhere I can get a manual or something I can read and go through step by step?
     
  9. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    the steps are listed here a LOT of times & places - read them and do cable, then flower nut, then cable again
     
  10. Bwhaley6

    Bwhaley6 New Member

    Well I took my clutch cable completely off the bike and reinstalled it and not really sure what is different about it now but it is better now. I also kept adjusting the flower nut in small increments and I can get the clutch to disengage if I pull the clutch lever all the way in. So it is better than it was and it will work for now.
     
  11. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    yeah, later you can read what you just did wrong
     
  12. Bwhaley6

    Bwhaley6 New Member

    Look man I'm new to MB and this forum if I did something wrong please help by letting me know, otherwise please stop replying I'm here to try and learn how to fix the issues I'm having with my bike not read smart ass comments left by some *******. THANKS!!
     
  13. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    there are step-by-step instructions here about clutch adjustment, you can learn if you read them

    many folks including myself have typed all that crap out many times and kinda expect other folks to do a search & read it

    you need to learn how to do the flower nut properly
     
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