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Clutch won't work!

I've rebuilt my Honda CR250 2-stroke (1998). It runs beautifully but the clutch will not work to seperate the drive. Put it in gear and it lurches forward. It's not the cable adjustment so obviously I've done something wrong in the rebuild! My prime suspects are the big nut with the tab washer in the centre of the clutch or the clutch springs. Both of these I did up as tight as I could and I'm not sure this is right? Is this where I've gone wrong? How should I do them up? If this is right, any other ideas? Thanks in advance!!

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  • dave625 Aug 08, 2009

    Thanks Tombones. The diagram was really helpful to check I had put it back right. Sorted now, but the problem was that I had done the centre nut up fully tight and you dont actually do that or the two parts won't be able to move independently. You do it up about hand tight and then close the tab washer around it to stop it moving or coming off. Going an absolute dream now! Thanks again. Springer



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The springs and center nut should be tight. Check the clutch for proper sequence of clutch parts. Also, be sure the clutch lever assembly and left side cover are fully in place before the clutch is assembled. First plate should be a friction plate, then metal pressure plate then friction, etc. Thrust washer & two others in the proper locations? Clutch lifter in backwards? Is the clip missing?Clutch won't work! - f04d9f9.png189fec5.png

Posted on Aug 07, 2009

  • tombones Aug 08, 2009

    Man! You must have put some King Kong tightening on that nut!

    Glad I could help.



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