94 1500 Trike California Side car


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94 1500 Trike California Side car

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My friend has a 94 california trike conversion. Bike has 93,000 miles. He was trying to pull it up on some ramps in his garage and the ramps of course spun out and he hit the ground obviously with the rear tires. He then lost the clutch. So I went over to his house and the clutch reservoir was nearly empty. So I naturally rebuilt the slave cylinder and bled the system. Still no clutch. The driveshaft is good cause you can push the bike in gear and it turns. When i took the slave cylinder apart the entire rubber and spring and everything was still in the bike I had to pull that out to get it. I'm assuming he blew or slipped the clutch and its going to need a new clutch. What do you all think. The guy is 84 and a veteran so trying to help him out the best I can. Thanks.


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By no clutch do you mean it is slipping or that it won't release? Would need a lot more info to hazard a guess. I would say you are on the right track with the hydraulics.
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There is literally no clutch. The lever is good but when you go to let the clutch out it doesn't engage. It's not slipping it's not engaging
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it sounds more like something is stuck on the clutch basket than a blown or slipped clutch, I could be wrong but all my experience says when you loose a clutch it won't disengage. so if you put it in gear and push it , your saying it is like you are still holding the clutch in.
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I would say broken spring, but you would feel that in the lever. A plugged return hole could also do that, but again, you should be able to feel that in the lever as zero free play. Open the hydraulic line and check for any residual pressure, and check the engagement with the line open.


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