clutch issues


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schwansnest
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clutch issues

Post by schwansnest » Wed May 16, 2018 3:47 pm



I have had trouble with the clutch on my 96. rebuilt the master and the slave bled everything. problem is the clutch lever stops before it gets all the way bottomed out and doesnt fully disengage. Any suggestions?



thompsoj22
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Re: clutch issues

Post by thompsoj22 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:49 pm

if it just started after the rebuild of the master/slave than id lean toward assembly problem. if the clutch lever is a "rock solid" feel when it stops than id guess an interference in the lever pivot area. if it has any give to it at all than it is one of the two pistons hung up. understand i just like to give my opinion, i have done the procedure but never with your result. pull the lever out and verify no interference, if its good than reassemble, place a rag under the banjo bolt on the bars pull the lever till it stops and crack it loose to bleed some fluid, if the lever travels correctly than it is in the slave/clutch area.possible the clutch pressure spring?? has the clutch itself been removed/replaced?

schwansnest
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Re: clutch issues

Post by schwansnest » Thu May 17, 2018 8:12 am

Was doing it before intermittently thus the rebuild. Have not serviced the actual clutch yet but with almost 100,000 miles it is suspect. Just deciding if I want to put the shop 105.00 per hour to look at it.

thompsoj22
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Re: clutch issues

Post by thompsoj22 » Thu May 17, 2018 1:45 pm

check out the post"weird noise when clutch released" and look at the exploded view of the clutch actuating components. it sounds like the lifting assy which releases the pressure from the plates has got an issue. i would at least pull the cover that the slave mounts to and inspect for anything obvious prior to taking it to the shop. it will cost you a gasket and some dot4. It is a PITA and you would not reassemble until you found the problem and fixed it. if it did require clutch removal than it is special tools/sockets. The paradox of opening the can of worms yourself or trusting/paying for someone else to do it. I am a mech and try to do everything myself but i know there are others out there that are not only better than me but have experience and the tools to do it right. It is just hard to find them and to spend the "hard earned cash" for them to do it.

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terryt
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Re: clutch issues

Post by terryt » Thu May 17, 2018 4:16 pm

Sounds like the clutch damper plate is braking up and jamming on the clutch basket.

schwansnest
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Re: clutch issues

Post by schwansnest » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:36 am

opened it up pulled the clutch. damper plate had come apart. rivets all over the place. fortunately, all the damper "springs" ran into each other and stacked up jamming the plate. doesn't look like it damaged anything. Ordered new friction and metal plates.

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Erdeniz Umman
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Re: clutch issues

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:23 am

Some pictures would be good for future reference.



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