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Install z1300 starter clutch

I bought a used starter clutch for my 1980 z1300 after the old one fried. It came as a complete unit, and visually looks fine, but now the starter motor can't turn the engine over. The whole thing locks up as soon as I tighten the retaining bolt on the end of the crankshaft (the left-handed bolt). The inner thrust washer is fitted chamfer inwards, as stated in the manual, but there is no mention of the outer thrust washer.

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SOURCE: Clutch cable adjusters

Bowden cables like your clutch cable work on the law of the lever. Think of lifting up a heavy weight hanging on a rope using a lever balanced on a fulcrum. The rope is in tension and the fulcrum is in compression. To adjust the point of lift you could either vary the length of the rope or adjust the height of the fulcrum. The outer sleeve of your clutch cable is made out of plastic-coated steel, square-section wire and is resistant to compression forces along its length. This outer sleeve works as your fulcrum and, because it is flexible, lets you put it where it is needed - at the end of your handlebar. The cable inner is like the rope in the lever example and resists only stretching forces. It is threaded down through that snaking fulcrum back to where control movement is needed. The cable adjusters let you fine tune the length of the fulcrum, and therefore the lift range of the inner cable.,,,

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SOURCE: Kawasaki zzr600e wont start

If you are not getting the starter to wind after pressing the start switch check these probs.Have you checked the fuses for the ignition switch? Check all fuses. Track the wiring from switch and check all plugs and connections.  Turn ignition on and try clutch starting the bike to see if the motor will run once it is cranked over. If you need to bump it, make sure all your connections and wiring are all making good contact. You must conduct a process of ilimination in order to rectify the fault. good luck.

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Hi there - not really a solution, but i found an article where someone mentioned a mistake in the clymer manual regarding the timing issue on these bikes - i will have to track it down, might be in one of my saved articles. Give me a few days and ill probe into it - google (setting timing honda vf750 clymer) and you might come across it! Regards - 

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SOURCE: 1957 pre unit inner chaincase felt washer position

Inner chaincase has sprungfork plate rivited on, between which you should have a large plain washer and felt washer that are in situ before inner case is located over GB mainshft. if you have the projecting brass sleeve (bearing) this will fit inside felt/washer on assembly. Its not critical and you wont lose a lot of oil even if you dont use the above.

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SOURCE: starter motor turning,but engine doesn't!!

Sounds like you have a problem with the timing chain and the valve timing is out meaning a valve is down when the piston at the top causing an interference. Take the spark plugs out and with the bike in a high gear and on the center stand see if the engine will turn over by hand by pulling the back wheel. Don't force it or you will bend a valve and damage the piston though it probably has happened already. You would need to open the engine up and see what is happening with the timing chain, valve timing etc and go from there.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks,could not get past 2nd gear,did get to turn crank over,not sure yet if cams turning,I think the starter chain is u/s.engine strip here we come."

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