clutch wont engage

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by HOMEYYYGG, Aug 10, 2008.


    HOMEYYYGG New Member

    while riding my bike i went to engage the clutch, and it made a clunking noise:shock: then the engine died out. I restarted the engine and started pedaling up to speed, i engaged the clutch and nada. so i shut the engine off and pedaled home. any ideas:-/ please ? one thing I remembered was that i had made an adjust to the idle earlier the day this happened. could that have somehow done something to it
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2008

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    Sounds like something broke loose. Is it engaging from outside the case ? Can you push the throw arm to the clutch connected to the outside of the case ? Hope that it's something external - or may be time to open up and inspect your clutch. Happy Riding from - Mountainman

    HOMEYYYGG New Member

    it moves by the cable, and the arm moves will move by hand also. I was thinking maybe i needed to add some lucas gear oil to it. Cause i 'm seeing alot about inproper lubrication issues. I dunno maybe thats the cause. would be sweet if that is all it needs.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2008

    HOMEYYYGG New Member

    i added the lucas gear oil & stop leak to the gearbox about 3 to 4 mm. i also lowered my idle and adjusted the air/fuel knob. clutch will engage now but seems sluggish, IS this because of the gear oil? or is there some other adjustment i need to do?