Question about Suzuki GSX 600 F (Katana Motorcycles
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Adjust the clutch cable to allow about 1/4" free play at the end of the clutch handle. Don't put the bike in gear until the rpms are near idle speed. The clutch is working fine if the bike does not lurch forward when going into gear at idle speed. Dirty, gritty oil in the gearbox can make the clutch grab. Consider changing oil if grabbing is the problem. The "crunch" you hear is the slider gear engaging into the driven gear. The higher the engine speed when being put into gear the louder the crunch. The slider gear engaging "dogs" can break. Crunching into gear is hard on the gears.
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Posted on Jun 04, 2009
Most of the safety systems use a diode pack in the loom to stop clutch and side stand switch etc from back feeding each other. Maybe this has failed. If not could it be in the loom, a broken or shorted wire. Look for a tight bend in the route the loom runs and external damage to the tape.
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
Hi, sounds like the friction & metal plates in the clutch are stuck together. Has the bike sat for a while? If so, the clutch might free up if you get it started, roll along and put it in first, then get through to 4-5 gear, and holding the clutch in, accelerate & back off the throttle. Sometimes this will free them up, but careful to do it somewhere large enough. If the right type & amount of oil are in the gearbox (4 stroke car or bike engine oil that doesn't have friction modifiers in it), take the oil fill plug out 7 use a light to look at the ckutch basket. If you can see it, you should be able to pull the lever and see the pressure plate move outwards slightly. Good glycol coolant should do the job, straight coolant should be fine around 500ml. Hope this helps :)
Posted on Dec 26, 2009
Hi, you might find the nut holding the clutch basket onto the shaft has come loose, so instead of pulling the clutch plates apart you are just pulling the clutch basket along the shaft.
or if the bike has sat for a while you might find the clutch plates have stuck together, this isn't that rare, you can start the bike and roll it along at about 1st gear speed, then click it into gear, then pull the clutch in and rev the engine, this should make the plates loose again. hope this helps, please rate, thanks, good luck
Posted on Jul 23, 2010
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