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05 yz450f.. hinson clutches.. clutch cable broke and took old one off and pulled clutch push lever and it has nothing.. nothing engages likes there is no clutch and it was perfect a week ago before the cable broke.. please help

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Make sure you properly adjust the new cable so that it has the proper amount of play - that you don't have it too tight (no engine engaging) or too loose (engine won't disengage).

Posted on Oct 21, 2013


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SOURCE: 1100 wierd clutch disengage problem

Bleed your slave cylinder on the sprocket cover and refill the hydraulic fluid. If you have any leaks you will get air in the system and it will not fully disengage the clutch. As for the 750, they have cable clutches and you just need to adjust the slack of the cable.

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You should adjust the cable at the handlebars until it has loads of play and hardly moves the cable when you use the lever, then adjust the same cable at the gearbox end until it comes back into acceptable range with correct amount of play, then tighten locknut.
This is just taking up normal wear in the clutch. Note as guzzi clutches wear you get a clanking vibration noise from them at idle, its normal.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 1991 Kawasaki KX 250 super tight clutch

Help is at Hand (Excuse pun),
This problem described strongly relates to a seizing clutch cable or frayed.
If you remove it try and pull/push the inner with your fingers there should be No resistance, you may get away with a good oiling but I would recommend replacement.
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Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Clutch not fully disengaged, hard shifting - 96 FLHTCU

If the previous solution doesn't fix it, beg, borrow or steal (maybe even BUY) a service manual and run thru the clutch adjustment BY THE BOOK.. I also would suggest removing the clutch cable and checking for binding, fraying, kinks, etc. If the problems still persist, total disassembly and inspection of the clutch will have to be done.

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SOURCE: 1998 kdx 200 clutch will not dis-engage

The clutch's plates must be stuck.Disassemble them and renew if necessary.The clutch lever should have 3mm freeplay and the spring's bolts should be tighten at 14Nm.

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