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I changed main bearing on flywheel side of a 2003 suzuki rm 125. I put it back together, all workings of the clutch cable, pressure plate,is visibly engaging and disengaging against plates but not letting wheel spin free. It`s still turning over the motor.WHAT COULD I HAVE DONE WRONG?

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Make sure your calipers are free to pivot on the mounting bolt, and the pads move freely on their mounting pins. check the spacing of the fork tube in relation to the rotor on that side. You can adjust that by loosening the axle pinch bolt on the tube, and the fork can be moved in or out as needed to align the rotor in the grove on the tube where the caliper sits. Take the caliper off, and then see how freely it spins. Be sure when putting wheel on that you tighten the axle nut first and the pinch bolts on the head of the axle last and for best handling you should have the fork brace loose and the tripple tree clamps loose at this time and tighten all from the bottom up. If your clutch is not set up properly, it will cause damage to the running parts of your motorcycle.
Take the motorcycle for a test drive. Use this time to determine if the clutch needs to "grab" more or less. For example, if you pull in the clutch lever and it is difficult to shift, it grabs too much. On the other hand, if when you let the clutch lever out the motorcycle is low on power, it is not grabbing enough.
Loosen the clutch cable if the clutch needs to "grab" more, via the clutch cable adjuster bolts near the crankcase, until there is a small amount of play in the cable. You should be able to move the clutch lever just slightly with no change in the clutch's actuation.
Tighten the clutch cable if you need the clutch to "grab" less. Tighten the cable until there is only a small amount of play left in the cable. Pulling the lever from now on will make a much larger difference in clutch actuation.
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Posted on Jul 10, 2010

  • jeremyknox34 Jul 10, 2010

    Sorry for the missunderstanding.The clutch cable is properly adjusted and visibly engaging and disengaging the plates. I can see this with the cover off. I`m wondering about anything internal with the gears that should mesh or unmesh when u pull in the clutch. Or maybe a spacer being in the wrong place between parts that would stop it from disengaging. Howabout maybe a torque issue? Like i said with the cover off i can clearly see the pressure plate engaging and disengaging against the clutch plates but when u pull in the clutch the back wheel should spin free like neutral but it doesn`t. It still turns over the motor like it`s not pulled in at all. If u have any knowledge of the internal workings please help me out. I`m stumped, it`s my sons bike and i cant afford the motorcycle shops rediculous prices.I am mechanicaly inclined i just need to know where to look for the mistake.

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