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1986 Kawasaki KX80 how to do a proper clutch adjustment

Hi, I need help determining if I need a new clutch. I snapped the shift shaft trying to force it into gear because the clutch lever, when pulled in, would not let me shift. The bike wanted to serge when starting. I replaced the shift shaft, soaked the friction plates and steel plates in transmission fluid and put it back together. Now the clutch is slipping so bad it barely moves the bike. The lever and cable are adjusted to the manual specs also. I don't understand how it can go from grabbing to slipping. Any help would be appreciated. @

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Hi, Mike for this scenario you will need your service manual that has all fastener torque specs and a wiring diagram on the back pages, parts fiche, and owners manual if you can't find the best tool you ever bought for your Kawasaki, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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SOURCE: Clutch Slipping

Just had mine replaced with only 15000 miles on it Friction plates were fine but the metal plates were glazed and worped.Like a new bike all-over again.,

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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Anonymous

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it may just be the fibers sticking. If the bike has been sitting for a while the fibers will dry out and stick. I would remove all of them, and while keeping them in order dip them into some clean oil and replace them one by one. Be sure to inspect all of them for damage or excessive ware. Good luck.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: clutch will not disingage when i pull the lever .

Sounds like it is not adjusted properly, or you have the clutch misaligned. You can check for proper operation with the bike off, and the clutch cover off while pulling the clutch lever. Should be able to see it move 1/4-3/8 of an inch.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

German Vasquez

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SOURCE: have zl 900 1985 model clutch slips bad replaced

It might have a "wet" clutch like my Yamaha which means that the clutch is in contact with the motor oil. If you use motor oils that have cleaners in them to remove gunk and all that bad stuff then it can cause your clutch to slip. I don't mind the clutch slip though it keeps the bike from popping a wheelie under hard acceleration :)

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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i have a honda cr 125 i put a new clutch , springs and 1st 2nd 5th are good but 3rd 4th are slipping. can some give me some help ! thank you

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