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Clutch push rod will not depress to engage

71 Yamaha 360 RT1. The clutch push rod will not engage. I have removed the side plate and tryed to engage the rod by pushing in with a lever. the rod will not push in to engage the clutch. the bike will start fine and when I try to shift in gear it dies. no clutch action. I removed the right case to look at the clutch itself, I don't know what I was looking for, I reassembled the left clutch plate and pulled on the clutch lever and it engaged just fine. It seems that when the clutch case is off this gives the rod room to move the clutch plate out? Why is there no room for the clutch to engage when the clutch casing is attached?

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Go to this http://www.cmsnl.com/yamaha-rt1-19701971_model8356/partslist/A-09.html 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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