!st ride of the year - can't get out of the driveway!
Posted March 17, 2013 - 06:10 PM
Posted March 17, 2013 - 07:38 PM
had to do it to mine.
Mechanic only charged $20 for the whole job.
As for the clutch, not my area, but mine does it randomly. I think it's a combination of crap oil and a worn basket.
I just rev it enough to not stall or roll down a hill and drop it into gear and it comes good straight away.
You could lay your bike on it's side and take the clutch cover off without dropping the oil. Give the basket a couple of light taps and move the clutch to see if it is releasing pressure from the plates or not.
There are plenty of people here to give better advice, but this is where I would start.
Edited by Thommo_400f, March 17, 2013 - 07:38 PM.
Posted March 18, 2013 - 04:21 AM
Posted March 18, 2013 - 05:49 AM
Posted March 18, 2013 - 06:25 AM
Posted March 18, 2013 - 02:29 PM
Pulled the clutch cover - only one side releases when I pull the lever,other side stays put.What do you mean by "tap" the basket? Use a hammer & tap lightly on the outsde where it's sticking? I tried laying the bike on it's side but all the gas from the carb leaks all over the floor - any way to avoid this? Much easier than draining the oil! Will get the drain hole heli coiled asap.Thanks for your replies.
Yeah, turn off the petcock, lean the bike over outside, and drain the gas out. Then put a pencil or a screw driver in the tank vent tube so it won't leak either.
Posted March 18, 2013 - 04:08 PM
Posted March 18, 2013 - 04:22 PM
Have a look on youtube...quite a few good videos on tapping and installing them.
Posted March 19, 2013 - 03:35 AM
Posted March 19, 2013 - 06:02 AM
As for the heli coil tab - you tube here I come! Still not sure if any filings from drilling & tapping the stripped threads will wind up in the engine.
Maybe do a couple of quick oil & filter changes? Or not worry about it? Any thoughts?
Posted March 20, 2013 - 05:26 AM