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I have a problem with the clutch on my 1997 SUZUKI RM 125. My problem is this, when I put the bike in gear with the clutch lever pulled in, it would just go into gear. I could roll start it and drive it in all gears but without a functioning clutch It sat in a garage for about 5 or so years so I was told the gear lube was acting like an adhesive between the clutch plates. I went on and took all of the plates out, soaked them in fresh oil and replaced them back in with a new oil change. I took it out and started it up, held in the clutch, put it into first, and then it engaged, but not all the way. Just enough so that i could stand in one place but enough to kill the bike after a few seconds. after died. I tried it again only to find that i couldnt shift into or out of gear. Can you help me?

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    cncm392 May 11, 2010

    Sounds like a simple cable adjustment....Or are you running a hydraulic clutch?.........If the clutch pack grabs then the discs are usable. It sounds like you dont have enough lever action. Adjust the cable to apply more pressure to the clutch pack to release it. If it is hydraulic ,then you need a new mastercylinder and /or bleed the one you have to get a little more life out of it.

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You need to replace the clutch plates as they are probably contaminated, and clean the steel pressur plats with some fine wet and dry until clean with no rust, make sure you use the correct grade of gear oil and adjust the clucht pushrod assembly as shown in the owners manual.

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