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Push rods im not sure if the push rod has gone through the plate.. the problem i have is the lever on the gear box which the cable pulls up< even when the cable is out > the lever goes freely up un down, What can be the problem?

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A badly adjusted clutch cable. They are only made of wire and the constant pulling causes the wire to stretch. That is why you should adjust the cable every 1000 miles at the most. But you should check it at least once a week.

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The clutch lever must have been pushed in when i tried to install the push rod the first time so the push rod didn't get pushed in all the way.


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SOURCE: Clutch push rod will not depress to engage

go to this and then click on "view big image", this will give you a diagram of the clutch etc,, the adjustment (No. 26) may need looking at, or (No.11,12,) have broken.Basically you turn 26 in (clockwise) untill you feel light resistance then back off 1/2 turn (been years since i worked on one of these!) this should give you freeplay, have you just got the bike?, and do you think it has been stripped lately(ie the clutch). PS I am not affiliated with the web site i offered above, just a handy reference for you maybe? cheers

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SOURCE: 2006 yz 125 breaking push rod in clutch

That is a bit strange. Did the previous owner install stronger springs than the stock ones? Compare the effort to pull your clutch handle to what it takes on a new 125. Be sure you have clean 10w40 motor oil in the gearbox. No synthetics or special additives. Replace the rod and the lever assembly. The rod, lever and oil should eliminate the problem assuming the springs are stock.

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Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 kawasaki zr7s. My clutch is acting

the "cluch push rod" should be pushed back by the cluch springs, if there was a bearing on the end it would have broken up and be laying inside the cluch case in bits! if you have taken the cluch to bits there is a thrust washer behind the cluch body and gear box shaft if you left this washer out you wont have a cluch? best bet is get a hayns service book for your bike maybe off e-bay and you will have all the info you need to fix it plus all the photos as well of all the parts

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SOURCE: started bike, pulled clutch lever,

The clutch lever should have some tension, so could be a problem with the hydraulic actuator stuck, or a failure of the clutch. try bleeding the clutch, or pull the clutch cover off and see if the pressure plate moves

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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Hi Lewis, when you rode for those 3 months was everything working OK?

If all was OK I would check the clutch cable, remove the cable at both ends and check the inner can be moved easily by push/pulling using your finger and thumb. If the cable inner is stiff to move try lubing it.

If you cannot move the inner cable at all you need to replace the complete cable with a new one.

Please make sure when you refit the cable the route of the cable does not make it bind or lock up. I use this technique when fitting cables as I route the cable I constantly move the inner cable to ensure it moves freely. Good lock and I hope this helps

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One test is with engine off, pull in clutch and cycle kickstarter a few times.

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If not remove primary cover.

Pull in clutch lever, cycle kickstarter, and watch that pressure plate isn't "wobbling" as it turns.
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I have a wet clutch an it wont engage the cable broke and the main shaft for the clutch on the inside is loose and moves aroundand i have a 2002 but on the web site it only has 2003 so i put that

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If you are calling the push rod "the main shaft", then some movement is normal when the clutch is engaged as would happen with a broken cable. Please rate my answer. Thanks.

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Clutch push rod will not depress to engage

go to this and then click on "view big image", this will give you a diagram of the clutch etc,, the adjustment (No. 26) may need looking at, or (No.11,12,) have broken.Basically you turn 26 in (clockwise) untill you feel light resistance then back off 1/2 turn (been years since i worked on one of these!) this should give you freeplay, have you just got the bike?, and do you think it has been stripped lately(ie the clutch). PS I am not affiliated with the web site i offered above, just a handy reference for you maybe? cheers

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