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Discussion in 'Transmission / Drive' started by sparky_06, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. sparky_06

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    So i was overtaking a vehicle a couple weeks ago and when i shifted into 4th gear I lost all forward momentum. The motor was just revving. There was no tension on the clutch cable. Clutch lever just moved freely. I have since removed the clutch cable thinking I popped the cable, but the cable is fine. The clutch push rod looks to be undamaged to me. Where the cable connects in the housing there was no damage. I'm not a motorcycle mechanic and i just bought this motorcycle. I've literally rode less than 2 hours on this motorcycle. Once i got to the side of the road the bike still rolled as if in neutral. Any advice on what the problem is and how to fix I'd appreciate guys.
     
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    Check you clutch cable adjustment. When I first bought mine it was threaded way way out. Also, I ran into such a problem not too long after that where the clutch was working fine then stopped. I had to take the cover off the primary drive housing and adjust the clutch there. Both are super easy and if you need help with them I'll be happy to talk you though it. From my experiences and knowledge that is all that I can think of.
     
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    I'm new here as well but I believe that posting an intro is proper etiquette.
     
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    I tried adjusting the cable, but it was just no tension at all when I adjusted it. I'll try the primary drive housing and adjusting the clutch there next. thanks
     
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    Remember to put all the slack back into your cable first, easy to forget. I had to clamp a socket in a pair of vice grips and put the allen head through it to get the job done right.
     
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    That's been now been addressed.
     
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    Sounds like your clutch hub nut came loose
     
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    Agree, the clutch plates are not engaging. Drain your primary and check your clutch hub nut.



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    Why would you drain the primary fluid before checking the nut?
     
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    if it is loose does this mean replacing the hub nut or tightening it down? and thanks for telling me to drain the primary. I figured it was just lubricated with high temp grease
     
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    Well you could open up the primary derby cover, but personally I would remove the entire outer primary to check the clutch hub nut and the primary drive chain and engine nut.


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    That's why I asked. I just looked through the cover when mine came loose. But I had just changed the fluid and set the tension on the chain. Guess I hadn't tightened the nut enough when I did though.
     
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    Depends, if the nut threads and transmission threads are not stripped I would only clean the threads apply a little red Loctite and retorque it down. May be worth pulling the clutch pack and checking the plates for wear. I like to be thorough when there is an issue.


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    Understand but he just bought the bike and there are other things that could also cause cause this issue. By opening it up it will allow him to see the whole drive train.


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    Indeed. The screws behind my clutch basket were loose and rubbing against it. All kinds of crazy things going were going on in there. Every time a bike is bought it's catch up maintenance.
     
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    You have to take the outer primary cover off, the derby cover is fake on the 06'
     
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    I would be careful loading it with red, ask me how I know. I apply a moderate amount usually three small dabs on it and haven’t had a problem since.


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    so this is probably a stupid question, but to remove the nut I see everyone saying use any impact drill because it's on there so tight. if the clutch hub nut is loose will it be obvious as in finger loose?
     
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    Mine was.
     

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