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Kawasaki 2001 VN1500 FI - clutch lever is locked up, won't budge.

Kawasaki VN1500 (2001 Vulcan Nomad FI) I replaced the clutch diaphragm spring but got one of the 3 smaller limiter springs caught when I bolted the holder back on. I started the bike up and pulled the clutch lever and felt almost no resistance. Pulled the clutch lever again and it now feels locked up, won't move. I opened the engine back up and found the clutch push rod had popped out of it's hole and knocked the clutch operating plate off with it. When I try to push the push rod back in it's hole it won't go in far enough to install the circlip - it's about 3/8 of an inch too far out and the clutch lever still feels frozen. Any idea what might be wrong and how I could fix it?

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You have found the problem, that saucer spring acts just like the pressure plate on the clutch of a standard transmission on a car. I had to replace one, and it was about $35.00. Good luck

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emissionwiz_100.gifIn the above picture inside the rectangular box area to the left of the push rod do you see the many actuator parts that the clutch has to push the rod and disengage the clutch? One of these is broken or has come loose and jammed the clutch release mechanism, you will need to pull the assembly apart and see what has gone wrong, no matter what it has to come apart for inspection. Here is the factory parts site where I got the diagram.

http://www.kawasakipartshouse.com/?gclid=COzM5-jOoqkCFcsZQgodAHcQvA#/Kawasaki/KZ550-H1_GPz_(1982)/CLUTCH/KZ550-H1-1982/080108B-11

Posted on Jun 07, 2011

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SOURCE: replaced clutch spring now the

Hello and welcome to FixYa!

Two things... If you have a cable type clutch then the problem will surely be on the clutch cable. If it's worn out it tends not to engage. If you have a fluid type clutch, I suggest that you have the system bleed to flush out air and this can resolve the problem.

Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

Posted on Jul 04, 2011

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