My clutch doesn't work.

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by Venom, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Venom

    Venom New Member

    I was throttling through the streets of Chicago and then all of a sudden I tried to throttle, and it did rev up but it did not accelerate. It didn't turn off, but it didn't accelerate.

    Then I turned it off, and retried to start, but I couldn't crank it. It just peddled as if the clutch was not there.

  2. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    check for clutch cable tension. there should be some just after starting to pull the clutch lever in.
    Take the right side cover off and tighten the flower nut.
  3. Venom

    Venom New Member

    The more In tighten the flower nut, the more the clutch turns even when I grip the handle bar clutch puller.

    In other words. I can peddle it around and it it KIND OF turns, but only half assed. Not enough to start the motor.

    It's like stuck in between. I keep loosening and tightening the flower nut trying to see what makes it better, but I can't get it to work well.
  4. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    loosen the clutch cable so that it isn't tight
  5. Venom

    Venom New Member

  6. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    If all else fails you can always take it to a motorcycle mechanic or maybe even some small engine repair shop
  7. Venom

    Venom New Member

    Yeah, I guess it's an internal problem.
  8. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    first, take the flower nut off - if it doesn't turn the engine then, you've got a broken clutch that needs fixing - if it does turn the engine, you just need to adjust it better
  9. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    flower nuts strip... keys get sheared other parts come loose...
  10. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

    A blown bearing seal will push fuel and oil into the clutch housing. The fuel evaporates and just leaves the oil.They dont work very well if they have oil on them, Take the clutch off and check for oil. Could be a bad seal.
  11. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    That potentially looks like a problem greater than a 2 second fix.
    Just remove the clutch and the clutch output shaft. Disassemble all of the parts and replace any damaged components or "missing" components, then reassemble as to the correct specification.
  12. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

    I know I said earlier that it could be a blown seal.BUT it sounds like it happend too quick. check for a sheared key.
    Big Red.