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I bought this quad second hand, and was told the clutch slips. I think it's a bigger problem. It starts great but makes a grinding noise.you can put it in first gear but the noise gets louder.you can't get it in second at all, with a bit of work you can get it in third where it seems to run a bit smoother. Any ideas on the problem?. The bike shop told me it would be around $400 for them to look at it.just want to know if it could be something simple. .
You knew this and bought it anyway..??? No it cannot be something simple.. its going to cost $$$.$$.. get ready... I would definitely weigh the costs verses the value when done... its probably not worth the $500 - $700 dollars a transmission/clutch complete rebuild will cost..??? .. try selling it for parts or trade it in on something new!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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hey there matey,, just to run a few things with,, have u taken the spark plug out and cleaned it up,,try a new plug 1st,, to be sure, or if u have a new plug,, take out the spark plug place it back in its cap and rest it on the cylinder head and either elec start it or kick it over and make sure u have a spark ,, if all is ok on the above,, then turn to fuel and carburetta, make sure fuel is gettin to the carb 1st,, but u say u do eventually gettin it goin ,,then theres a blockage in jets ,,undu the bottom of the carb clean out the bowl, ,in the carb u will see a brass jet, un screw that and the needle guide that the jets screwed in to and using a pin or needle,poke the small hole clean so u can see light threw them,, bung it all back together and pray,, if no joy il get back to ,, ok m8, enjoy
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
hey dude,, just thought id come in and give u some tips or 3,, i take it when u pull clutch lever in, and try and change gear it feels like your foot will snap b4 it goes in gear,, if that makes sense,, firstly mate,is to make sure the clutch cable slides freely ,easest way is to take cable off and just grab 1 end and make sure it isnt sticky,, if so dip one end of the cable in a bit of old oil ,,whilst holdin the other end ,pull and push the cable inner, this will **** up a bit of lubricant inside the cable ,, keep doin this each end till free to move, ,,next step if the cables ok,,, and may need help if u dont no,drain the oil out,,and as u r sat on the bike is to remove the clutch casing on the right hand side of the moter,where the bottom end of the cable goes,remove the casing being carefull not damage the gasket,,then u will see clutch plates and friction plates housed,, undo the 7 or 8 spring loaded bolts carefully take the first fibre plate out then metal friction plate then another fibre plate and so on,, wen u take the 1st plate out place that on the bench ,stacking each plate on top of one another, cause they have to go back in as they came out,,wen out,,u need a piece of wet n dry paper ,or fine emery,,and just wipe round both sides of the fibre plates taking the shine off them,as u put them back in,, put casing back on with a decent gasket,, oil back in cable on, make sure cable has no free play on the lever so wen u r about to pull lever in it bite straight away,, start her up, warm it up and try it,,any probs still il eat my shoe,, take care m8
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
I have a 2000 Vulcan Nomad FI & had a very similar problem. In fact, it's a very common problem with these bikes. I fixed it by replacing the Clutch Spring. (As Described here: http://www.gadgetjq.com/clutch_spring_replacement.htm
It cost me $40 and 3 hours of time with an impact wrench.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
the plates will stick to each other because of oil
check the clutch lever at the motor and make sure it is moving the arm that pushes the pressure plate and make sure it is moving
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
I would be more concerned with the stuck gear than the clutch, but we will start with the clutch.
The push cam may be bent or deformed and the push shaft may be bent. Assuming the ball bearing is in place, the cam and rod are all that can really go wrong. The rod slides out of the left center case. You will need to loosen the springs to get the left side cover back in place. Roll the rod on a flat surface to see if it is bent. I fear a bent shift fork is causing the gearbox to be stuck in third. Fix the clutch and then post a comment to get back to me.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
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