Clutch My clutch doesn't work

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by snowbanana, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. snowbanana

    snowbanana Member

    when I pull in my clutch and roll the bike the piston is still going up and down. Nothing happens when I pull my clutch in. What is going on? I don't get it.
     

  2. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    Was it previously working, or is it new?

    ... Steve
     
  3. snowbanana

    snowbanana Member

  4. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    Sorry, I should have remembered that from the spark plug thread.

    Do you have it correctly adjusted?

    Often, with a new engine, the clutch plates stick.
    To free them up, you'll probably need to remove the RHS side-cover and remove the clutch top plate. Undo the Philips screw, then the clover nut can be undone. (Count the turns to assist in re-assembly.) Once the top plate is off, a bit of jiggling should free the bottom plate from the clutch inserts.

    Another method just came to mind. If you remove the RHS cover, jam a piece of rag or wood into the primary gears to lock them, then pull the clutch in and roll the bike forward. You'll need to put some weight on it or the wheel will skid. This is untested, but should work. If not, revert to the disassembly method above.

    ... Steve
     
  5. snowbanana

    snowbanana Member

    What should I jiggle?
     
  6. snowbanana

    snowbanana Member

    never mind. I used a rag to jam up the gears and it worked (now it is tested). Thanks for you quick reply.
     
  7. AussieSteve

    AussieSteve Active Member

    Good, that beats messing around pulling it all apart.
    Glad I could help.

    ... Steve
     
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