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1990 Kawasaki zx600r starter turns gears but wont turn motor over. Also clutch will not disengage when applied and bike only has first and nuetral. Any ideas? The kid I got it from had it apart because he said it quit running.

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Starter problem is due to a failed "starter clutch" as long as kid didnt leave out any parts. I am not exactly sure of the design of this engine without looking at diagram but the starter clutch is generally located on the back of the flywheel and is of the oneway clutch design with an idler gear between it and the starter. The oneway clutch has failed. The clutch problem is most like ly from improper reassembly. dissassemble and inspect. This Kawasaki transmission, as do many has what is called a "positive neutral finder". With the bike at rest it is normal that you can only shift the lever to first or neutral. The bike will have to be rolling to shift any further up.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

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SOURCE: Starter motor spinning but not turning over engine

take the starter off and look in at the flywheel to see if the teeth are in good shape if not the fly wheel needs replaced...if they are in good shape then the solinoid may be bad on the starter...take it to a electric motor shop they will likely test it for free

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: clutch wont disengage properly

What kind of oil is in the crankcase? Wet clutches take a sprcial oil, noy motor oil. If oil is correct, Is the cable and release levers fully disengaging the clutch? There is an adjustment for the rod inside the clutcjh hub . That could be short stroking.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: starter motor turn but wont engage

It has a starter clutch on the fly wheel. You will need to remove the left side case cove to access it. You will need to pull the flywheel with a puller as the starter clutch is behind the flywheel

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: yamaha fzr 1000 exup 1990, bike's been standing

this happens after they sit a while, get her started, get her rolling, put her in second gear, hold the clutch in, get her up to 20 miles an hour, hold a little throttle on and slam on the rear brake, this usually will free up the stuck friction plates. If not try it a couple of times, it has always worked for me, also if that does not work for you you have to take the side cover off of the engine (clutch side) and using a flat headed screwdriver, and a zip tie to hold the clutch lever back to the handle bar, place the screwdriver in between the clutch plates and gently pry them apart from each other, on your bike I believe you have 7 friction plates and 6 steel plates. ( if you have to remove the cover go get a gasket first).

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Yamaha YZ125 Clutch not disengaging

I would be more concerned with the stuck gear than the clutch, but we will start with the clutch.

02ccdb2.gif 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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