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Motorcycle engine slipping wih new clutch plates and cable

Am at alose with this problem with all adjustments with clutch cable either will not move or just crall with engine reving in gear

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Is the pressure plate (springs) ok? New discs will not work if they don't have enough pressure on them. Do you have any free movement of the clutch at the handlebars, before you feel pressure? Maybe you just need to adjust your clutch cable.

Posted on Feb 10, 2012


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SOURCE: Adjust Motorcycle Clutch Cable

Usually there are 2 adjustment points. One at the clutch lever, and one on the clutch pull on the crankcase. Follow the cable from the handlebars to the engine, there should be an adjust bolt or two. The adjustment at the handlebar lever is usually a screw with a thumbwheel lock nut. Depending on what you are trying to adjust, dictates which one you will use and in what direction it will go. If the clutch is slipping, use the thumbwheel adjuster. Loosen it, back the screw out 2-3 turns, tighten. and check you clutch. if this one is all the way out, go to the crankcase, loosen the bolt on the richt side of the bracket first, then loosen the left one, one turn at a time, checing the clutch. once it's where you want it. tighten the right bolt only. You can do this with a set of open end or box wrenches. An adjustable wrench works in a pinch.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: clutch pulling

Your clutch is not fully disengaging.Adjust the cable at the lever until you have plenty of free play.Then adjust the cable at the motor until you have full engagement then readjust lever to 3/8 in play.Fine tune at the motor.It may take a few trys but you can get it.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: motorcycle transmission

There is a spring inside the Primary that pulls the shifter back to the neutral is broken......common problem with the Sportster.

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SOURCE: 1997 Honda Magna VF45c 750 clutch adjustment

Did you do an oil change recently? Sometimes a motor cycles clutch shares the oil with the engine and a different kind of oil then the bike requires will cause the clutch to slip. This happens alot especially if someone switches to some types of synthetic oil when the bike had regular oil before the oil change.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 92 yamaha fzr 600r clutch lever sticks and clutch slips

Sounds like the bike has been doing wheeles and burnouts. As the clutch plates wear the cable needs adjusting. You have reached the end of the actuating cam. New plates are your best bet.

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Thought my clutch was worn out....but after adjusting the cable, its not dragging itself. Need some explanation.

Hi, Teddy when your clutch wears out it will start to slip if you have excessive free play in your clutch cable/lever pulling in the clutch lever will not fully disengage the clutch plates and the end result is clutch drag when a clutch is properly adjusted the clutch plates completely disengage and there is no drag. Good luck and have a nice day.

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I have a 2002 KTM 520 mxc. The bike started shifting hard as it warmed up. I replaced the clutch plates and springs with a Barnett digger kit. Bike shifts good now, but is slipping at higher RPMs.

The cable may be binding or the clutch adjustments may be wrong; there is normally two adjustments that have to be made if it is a cable style clutch.

1. the first adjustment will be on the engine near the clutch push rod and normally has a screw and locknut that is to be adjusted. Turn the handlebar adjustment first all the way in so that the cable has a lot of slack in it. Untighten the lock nut from the lower engine adjustment screw so that it does not interfere with the adjustment screw moving. Turn the screw inward until a very light tension is felt on the screw, then back it out about an 1/8 inch or so. tighten the lock nut back down and see if the locknut and screw together will rotate about 5-10 degrees when turned (this adjustment must not be so tight that it can not rotate when checked or it could cause clutch slipping so make sure that the adjustment screw rotates some after the locknut is tightened.

2. The final clutch adjustment is made at the handlebar. Turn the adjustment screw on the handlebar out until the clutch lever has about 1/8 inch of movement (before any tension is felt on the clutch lever) when the clutch lever is first being squeezed. Do not make the 2nd adjustment without any slack in the cable or the clutch may also slip.

If this is a hydraulic clutch and it slips at high rpm, the clutches could be getting hot, the springs are wrong for the clutch, or the clutch and steel fibers have the wrong installed height for the clutch hub (check the original clutch fibers and steels against the new ones installed and see that they are the same thickness or look up that fiber/steel thickness in a service manual).

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I have dr350 when I pull the clutch lever the clutch arm goes in all the way but it dosent take the bike out of gear

Try tighten cable adjusters, check cable for damage, check the clutch release arm for damage, if thats ok its worn clutch plates replace the clutch plates and check components for damage,

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I adjusted the clutch on my 1200 xlc 2008 sportster but it is still slipping. what should i check next?

if you adjusted your clutch correctly and it's still slipping, it's time for clutch plates.

To adjust the clutch, find the cable adjuster in the center of the clutch cable. Loosen the locknut and turn the adjuster inwards and all the slack you can in the cable.

Pull the derby cover off and remove the spring and the locking nut. Turn the screw in the center all the way out counterclockwise. Then go back in 1/4 turn. Reinstall the locking nut and spring and the derby cover.

Go back to the cable adjuster and turn it outwards until you have about 1/8" freeplay. work the clutch a couple of times and recheck the freeplay.

If the clutch still slips, time for new friction plates.

Good Luck

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Sounds like the friction material bonded on the friction plate are coming off, time to do a clutch job.

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Clutch plates are probably toasted. Drain the oil, remove the cover where the clutch cable goes into and check them out. Not hard to replace but you do need a special tool to get the plates off/on.

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92 yamaha fzr 600r clutch lever sticks and clutch slips

Sounds like the bike has been doing wheeles and burnouts. As the clutch plates wear the cable needs adjusting. You have reached the end of the actuating cam. New plates are your best bet.

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How thick should the friction plates be on my 97 kx 125 be ?

There will be some drag with it in gear and the clutch disengaged. The big test.. does it try to creep along when idling in 1st? The wheel should be free enough to turn by hand sorta, but there should be resistance. Once the oil is warm the drag will decrease significantly. When adjusting the clutch be sure to have the proper free lever. If you have it too tight it's going to start slipping, and hose the plates. You should be able to slip a penny between the handle and the perch at the gap crossed by the cable, before the clutch starts to open (the lever moves on the motor)

Wat lube are you running in the case? some goopey slop will cause a significant drag. When the clutch is in you are still turning all the gears in the transmission, that is a load of drag!
Have you recently rebuilt clutch? Check for notches in the basket dragging on the plates.

Plates and liners out of order will really drag bad. Have you had the plates out of the basket?

When it's idling and you put it into gear, does it kill the engine?

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