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Default Help with my clutch please

New cable, adjusting as per DR DICK’s procedure. All good on handlebar end.

When I fit the centre screw it’s all too tight, I’m thinking the clutch might be locked up due to no action for 6 months? Might be missing something, but don’t want to risk damage the worm gear lever.

I think MXHD55U has a procedure for this with the motor running, but I can’t find it. Is there a way I can do this before re-fitting the pipes/kicker etc?

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So when you pull the lever it doesn't move? Or are you saying when running even with the lever pulled you have no clutch?
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It should work not running. As to the worm gear lever, the AM all bend eventually. Some real fast.

Like MX said, what exactly is the issue? Spring tension can cause this too.
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Default ‘68- Clutch locked up?

Sorry if unclear. Worm and cable move through full travel correctly, but when in contact with clutch rod the worm won’t push it.

The bike hasn’t been running in a while - I seem to remember the clutch plates can stick together, this was my guess as to what has happened.

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Mine used to set up on my 74 every winter. You could pull the clutch lever but the clutch would not disengage.

I would have to start it in neutral, get someone to push me down the street then bang it into gear. Once she was running I could pull the clutch a few times and it would free up.

Did it every spring.
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If you’re running your clutch dry, there should be no plates sticking together, unless your clutch is now completely oil soaked. Or are you running wet/dry plates wet?? Clutch rods in the correct order? Any “homemade” replacement rods?
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Yeah, I think I missed something so need to have another look later when I can get back in the garage.

Worked fine before, removed sprocket cover, fixed broken stop pin, replaced chewed up clutch cable.

No clutch rods removed.

Could be oil soaked from standing / sumping.

I guess even if they were stuck together the lever would still operate the clutch springs then? I’m just feeling too much resistance, as in the cable will stretch or the worm gear lever will deform if I pull much harder.



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I notice Donny Peterson has a different approach to adjusting the clutch, adjusting the release rod from the primary side.


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Where is that info located?
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