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How to easily unstick a motorcycle clutch after a lay-up

The easy way to unstick the plates of a motorcycle clutch after it has been unused for a while is to put the front wheel up to a wall at 90 degrees to it, with both wheels on the ground
Get some intrepid friends to steady the bike for safety if you wish
Brace yourself for a big lurch
Start the bike in neutral, hold the rear brake on (if possible) & then with some revs, CLUNK the bike into gear, this shocks the plates apart
Then off you go

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how do you unseized clutch plates gl1000 75 sat 10yrs creepy in gear


HiClutch not disengaging
Make sure cable has only a couple of mm play. If unable to adjust at handlebars then adjust at clutch endA quick & dramatic way to unseize clutches is to put front wheel up against a wall or similar, bike at 90 degrees to it, front brake on, with full riders weight on seat, in neutral hold clutch in & handlebars straight, rev her up to 3 - 4000rpm, brace your arms & dump her into 1st gearThe shock will generally free-up even a completely seized clutchThe other option is to strip & clean the clutch plates
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Bike-Doc

Jan 08, 2012 | Honda GL 1000 (K1 Motorcycles

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CLutch gl1000 creeps


HiChange to bike oil
Unlikely to have to change the clutch
Clutch not disengaging
Make sure cable has only a couple of mm play. If unable to adjust at handlebars then adjust at clutch end
A quick & dramatic way to unseize clutches is to put front wheel up against a wall or similar, bike at 90 degrees to it, front brake on, with full riders weight on seat, in neutral hold clutch in & handlebars straight, rev her up to 3 - 4000rpm, brace your arms & dump her into 1st gear
The shock will generally free-up even a completely seized clutch
The other option is to strip & clean the clutch plates
Ride Safe
Bike-Doc

Jan 07, 2012 | 1975 Honda GL 1000 (K1)

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i have a nid 70s enduro 100 it runs great but whaen i put it in gear it jumps a bit then dies it starts in gear as long as the clutch is not engaged im a bit lost ps i do know how to ride so its not me


It sounds like your clutches are stuck.If the bike has been sitting for awhile the clutch plates will stick together. Sometimes they will unstick.1st I would change the oil. Then i would place the front tire up against a solid wall start the bike pull in clutch put in gear ,repeat a few times.If this does not unstick the clutch you might have to replace your fiber clutch plates.Hope these helps
D.

Sep 27, 2010 | 2002 Yamaha TT-R 125

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The bike will not shift into gear. The clutch has plenty of spring tension just will not engage


if the bike has been sitting for a while the clutch plates can stick together, you will still feel spring tension from the pressure plate. two ways to free it up.
with the engine stopped click it up into top gear, put the front wheel against a wall, pull in the clutch, and push on the kick start, or push start it in gear, pull in the clutch and vary the throttle .
Change the oil after the ride with good motorcycle engine oil.

Apr 26, 2010 | 2003 kawasaki KLX 125

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no clutch control,bike stays engaged in gear with clutch depressed


assuming the cable is fine and you have pressure at the lever.sometimes the plates can stick together when it sits for a while. put it in top gear 6th, put the front wheel against a wall, hold the clutch in and put some weight on the kick start. or push start it and hold the clutch in and vary the throttle to try and free the clutch

Apr 05, 2010 | 2005 Suzuki RM 125

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