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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-02-2011, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch issues?

Here are the basics... Bike is an 04 GSXR600. It's been sitting a while. She starts right up but when I put her in gear, nothing. Can the clutch go bad after not seeing any action? Could it just be an adjustment issue?

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does the trans click into gear like it should
a clutch shouldnt go bad from sitting, maybe the basket is badly notched and the plates are stuck, does the lever feel right through its entire stroke?

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Yeah everything feels normal. I've started playing with the adjustment screw on the mechanism the clutch cable attaches to. It kind of made a difference in that when on the stand the clutch began engaging and disengaging. But it's still not enough when the bikes on the ground.

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So I backed the adjustment screw all the way out and screwed it back in just until I started feeling resistance and took her for a test ride. This seems to have done it. But I'm just curious as to what the correct adjustment is supposed to be.

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Are you talking about the clutch push rod mechanism?

All the way in until you feel tension then back it out just so you don't feel tension and tighten the jam nut.

You should have a bit of free play in the lever and the cable

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i think the problem is the opposite gus, the clutch isnt grabbing

spyder, is the bike new to you? did it previously have a good working clutch then sat and not it doesnt?

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Are you talking about the clutch push rod mechanism?

All the way in until you feel tension then back it out just so you don't feel tension and tighten the jam nut.

You should have a bit of free play in the lever and the cable
Yep, that's what I did and seems to have done the job.

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That's the how you set it but WHY?

Were you working on something else?

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That's the how you set it but WHY?

Were you working on something else?
That's what I'm trying to figure out as well. The bike has been sitting in my garage for a while and hasn't been ridden in over a year. I hadn't touched it since and when I went to ride it this came up.

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If you came out and exercised it regularly with us all summer, it wouldn't be crabby for you
+1 Hope to see you out more this season, Erik.

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