clutch issue


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clutch issue

Postby FUGLY » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:11 am



i ride my bike every day .. recently i have had an issue where ..when started first thing in the morning .. i let it warm up ..pull in clutch a few times ..check brakes .. put it into first gear ..it clunks and the engine stalls ...when i restart and put it into first again ..it goes in no problem .. i have in the last year had the clutch replaced .when i had gear box replaced ..i have bled the clutch with a power bleeder .. it only happens the first time you shift into first ..it rides and changes sweet after that ..no starnge noises ..no clunking ..nothing

any one got any other ideas ????



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Re: clutch issue

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:06 am

What weight of oil are you using? Have you changed the oil weight for any reason? How long is the warm up period and the outside temperature?
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Re: clutch issue

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:06 am

When I first started riding my new 88 ,it too would kill one time...It was the clutch plates stuck...
I did a oil change to Rotell diesel engine oil 20W50...In the last 6 months,it hasn't happened again.

For whatever reason,you may have stuck friction plates....Perhaps something in the oil?
You might try some Sea Foam cleaner for a couple of days then change to a different oil...Synthetic perhaps...

Also..does your clutch lever "feel" right...Does it come up firm right away.?
Is it possible the first pull of the lever does not operate the clutch full stroke and the second one does.??kinda like having to pump your brake pedal a few times to get the brakes to work.??

You could also try this...Before you stuff it in gear,pull and release the clutch lever 3 or 4 times...Kinda like pumping the brakes....

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Re: clutch issue

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:29 am

virgilmobile wrote:When I first started riding my new 88 ,it too would kill one time...It was the clutch plates stuck...
I did a oil change to Rotell diesel engine oil 20W50...In the last 6 months,it hasn't happened again.

For whatever reason,you may have stuck friction plates....Perhaps something in the oil?


Exactly what I thought when I read this. You shift it into gear, the stuck friction plates stall the engine, but in doing so, are jarred free, so the next time it works with no problem at all.

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Re: clutch issue

Postby NJ Trike » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:53 am

Agreed - almost for sure it's sticking clutch plates. Try a change to full synthetic oil such a Shell Rotella T (blue container) or Amsoil for the "magic" cure. Good luck.
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Re: clutch issue

Postby Fatwing Chris » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:52 pm

I've had this before and what I got into the habit of doing is to pull the clutch in and then blip the throttle,let it idle back down then drop it into gear.This blip will break the clutch plates loose if they're hanging a bit for whatever reason.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: clutch issue

Postby FUGLY » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:17 am

well guys thanks for all the advice ..but sea foam and oil change did the trick ...thanks




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