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1995 900 sp clutch does not disengage when lever

1995 900 sp clutch does not disengage when lever pulled. This is after bleeding. Bike has been laid up for a while.

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Hi,this may help,it sounds like your clutch plates are stuck together,this is quite common on bikes that have been parked up for a while,mine does it ocasionally,i fix it by getting the bike moving and crash starting it,once you have got it running and moving with the bike in the highest gear you can get it into(you can change up and down the gearbox without the clutch and not do any damage)simply pull the clutch lever in and roll on and off the throttle a couple of times and the clutch should disengage...hope this helps

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I just replaced my clutch cable, but now that I've put everything back together I have a problem. The bike will from neutral to first and back without the clutch lever pulled in. However it also...


Good news, you just need adjust the clutch cable..

Always order the part for your model and year when getting parts and make sure it matches in length with the old one. Note how much cable is sticking out of the housing.
Is it 3 1/2 inches or 4 inches or 2 inches. make sure the new one matches.

Put the new cable on with lots of slack.Slack at the adjuster, and slack at the handlebar adjuster
Now pull the lever in, it will be easy because of the slack.let it stay there.
It will stay against the grip.
As you tighten the cable adjustment down by the cover, you'll notice the clutch lever move out.
Once it reaches the top, stop adjusting and pull it in again.
Continue adjusting and pulling the lever until the lever springs back to the top.
You can feel resistence which is the clutches disengaging.
Make sure there is 1/8" free play when the lever springs back.
Now turn the clutch cable adjust on the handlebar outward, which will remove the rest of the slack.
Only leave 2mm slack on the lever.

Now start your bike up and it should work like new.
You want your clutch to disengage within the first 1/2" of pulling the lever in.
This ensures the clutches are definately disengaged by the time you get the lever pulled back to the grip when shifting.

If your clutches are slipping or dragging no matter how you adjust the cable then your clutches may need replaced.
But sounds to me like its just an adjustment.
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When I press my clutch, I have no pressure. I do see a cable hanging on the left side of my bike. Could that be the reason why my clutch is not engaging?


Yes, that is the reason. Below I created an image of the entire assembly.You have a hydraulic clutch. When the clutch lever is pulled, fluid from the lever actuated master cylinder sub-assembly is forced into the hydraulic hose where it puts pressure on the clutch push rod to disengage the clutch.You will need the two washers and a union bolt to reattach the hydraulic hose to the case. Then you will need to refill the reservoir and bleed the air out of the line to get the clutch to operate. Please rate my answer. Thanks!
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Recently purchased a '97 Vulcan 1500 C. Had 11,730 miles on it. After riding about 1,000 miles, the clutch is begining to slip when cold. Seems ok after riding for about an hour. It also clunks, or grinds...


I don't think your clutch is bad, if it doesn't slip when hot. I would be blaming the pull on the lever not enough, or the gears are worn in the tranny. You can adjust the lever and you can try bleeding off the clutch, The engine oil usually cools the clutch, I'm not sure where your filter is, mine is underneath like a car. My tranny clunks and grinds when revving too much, have to wait for the revs to go down before shifting into first. It used to slip on hot days. Hasn't done it but a couple times. I never took out the clutch basket, but it seems fairly easy. If the oil change doesn't do it, and the bleeding of the slave, I would have to dig deeper into complaints about your bike, before I blame the clutch. You might not have to touch it, but you might be looking at something else. Check it out.

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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

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1985 Kawasaki 900 Ninja. Hydraulic pressure bleeds off after bike sits for a couple of days. Pressure can be built up some by pumping clutch lever but really not to the level it should be. I replaced...


R u talking about brake or clutch lever. Clutch lever controls ur clutch engagement/disengagement and normally are hard wired. Front brake lever on the other hand (RH above your gas grip) uses fluid to work. When you change the master cyl did you do a complete air bleed before tightening your bleder nut? Also check the tightnes of all connections, sounds as if you have an air leak somewhere in the connections.

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My bike wont go into gear it just kicks back out and cuts off engine. I can run it on centre stand but cant drive it,I have noticed that my clutch lever has lost its resistance can i just adjust this...


I'm not femiliar with your bike. But a bike is a bike when it comes to some problems, and yours is not disengaging the clutch. So, if its hydrolic than you need to bleed the air out of ituntil you lever feels solid but with just a littls free play. Same thing if it's a cable. Adjust it all the way tight , so that the clutch fully disengages then back it off until there is alittle free play in the lever. You need to be able to squeeze the clutch with the bike on the stand and have the rear wheel stop turning. Don't ride it any other way or you'll toast your gear box. Not cheap. Happy trails.

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I was wandering if I need to replace my clutch.


Have you tried adjusting your clutch cable? If the clutch was bad you would rev the engine in gear but the bike would not speed up as it should because the clutch was slipping. But if your cable is out of adjustment pulling the lever may not be disengaging the clutch. You should find the adjustment at the clutch lever, should be a larger locknut and a smaller adjusting screw. You want about 1/2" of freeplay in the lever before it starts disengaging the clutch.

Did it stall with a big **** like you didn't pull in the lever or did it just die? If it died, maybe the sidestand switch is faulting, killing the engine because it thinks your kickstand is still down.

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