Question about 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1
This is not a tough fix. What has happened is the clutch plates are "stuck" together. Not uncommon when a bike sits for a while. Real easy fix and does not require taking anything apart.
Here you go, and I know this sounds funny but this works and will save you lots of anguish and $$$$. Simply put the bike up against a firm wall with the front tire against it. Put the bike I neutral and start the bike. Pull the clutch in the raise the RPM's to about 3000 - 4000, then put it into first gear. The bike will jump, thats why you put it against the wall, and this will break the clutch lose. You may have to do it a couple of times but you will break it free. The other way to fix this, if you want to be real technical, is to remove the clutch cover, remove the clutch springs which will give you access to the plates by removing the outer cover. Now you simply need to pull out the plates, they will be stuck together, and simply break them lose and clean them off and reinstall them. Make sure you replace the clutch cover gasket or you will have problems.
Personally I'd chose the first recommendation, I have done it hundreds of times for customers and saved them lots of money.
Best of luck, Have a great New Year and I hope you can now go for your ride. Let me know if you need any further assistance.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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