clutch cable setup

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Re: clutch cable setup

Post by TheG » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:34 pm

yes it jumps forward and the side stand has been bypassed from what i can see

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Re: clutch cable setup

Post by banner001 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:47 pm

jumping forwards means that the clutch is engaged even with the lever pulled in, you need to take up more slack with the 2 adjustment screws next to your engine
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Re: clutch cable setup

Post by RedexRobB » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:51 pm

Its normal for it to lurch forward a little when you put it in gear, almost all of my bikes have done it. Id be looking carefully at the side stand switch that has been 'bypassed', also is the connectors up by the clutch switch on properly, they are underneath. Otherwise the plates coud be stuck slightly, happens to bikes thats been stood for some time, just a bit of use and they will free up. Give the engine some revs while putting it into first gear, and it should go in without stalling. Just be careful you dont go shooting forward!

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Re: clutch cable setup

Post by TheG » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:50 pm

Hi i have taken up all slack by the engine its on max adjustment,

The side stand and clutch switch was fine before i left it for 4 months and took the engine out, so i dont think its either

I tried giving it revs before going into first and it made a horrible bang/crunch sound so i didnt do it again

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Re: clutch cable setup

Post by RedexRobB » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:17 am

TheG wrote:The side stand and clutch switch was fine before i left it for 4 months and took the engine out, so i dont think its either
Well may be worth checking since you done some major work since.....

I take it stalled when it made the bang/crunch? That noise alone tells me that its probably not your side stand switch, its usually quite undramatic when it cuts out due to the side stand being down. So my guess is its probably the plates stuck together. IF your not overly keen on giving it some mechanical abuse, it could wlel be worth getting the clutch apart and seperating them that way. May be worth coating the plates and a bit of oil on reassembly?

BTW, why did you take the engine out?

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Re: clutch cable setup

Post by TheG » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:29 pm

it wasent a huge sound just did it the once as i gave it revs before trying to release the clutch lever

i have changed friction plates before in my 125

i took engine out as i dropped a collar from feeler guages down a oil well but i managed to get it out with the engine out the frame

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