WR426 clutch cable replaced, clutch wont disengage


12 replies to this topic
  • Boerboel

Posted May 09, 2013 - 07:18 PM

#1

After my old clutch cable severed and left me stranded, I replaced it with a motion pro cable today.

I got it in no problem and did my first adjustments. With the bike on and in neutral i pulled the clutch and dropped it into 1st, i slowly let the clutch out until it started to engage and everything seemed fine. I went on a short ride up to 3rd and came back down to 1st and no matter how hard I pulled the clutch the bike tried to crawl away in 1st.

I keep adjusting up at the handlebars and down by the motor, and I keep getting the same result. The bike wont roll with the clutch pulled while off even if warm. all test where done to a warm bike. Help!

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted May 09, 2013 - 07:20 PM

#2

Pull off your clutch cover, and look at the basket and plated.
You probably have a extremely notched basket, or, a broken plate, or a plate that has shifted.

  • Boerboel

Posted May 09, 2013 - 07:26 PM

#3

thanks, ill go give that a shot. I can tip it over and remove the cover without losing the oil right?

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted May 09, 2013 - 07:31 PM

#4

thanks, ill go give that a shot. I can tip it over and remove the cover without losing the oil right?


Yup

  • Boerboel

Posted May 09, 2013 - 08:31 PM

#5

I went back to mess with it before pulling the cover off and found that when it tries to crawl away, if i brake to a complete stop it will stop crawling and idle normally... Im running 10w40 Yamalube

  • Boerboel

Posted May 09, 2013 - 08:39 PM

#6

Pretty sure this picture is useless, but I wasn't going to dig into the bike any further.

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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted May 09, 2013 - 09:36 PM

#7

I went back to mess with it before pulling the cover off and found that when it tries to crawl away, if i brake to a complete stop it will stop crawling and idle normally... Im running 10w40 Yamalube


Are you trying to test the clutch when it's cold, in your driveway?
The clutch has to get hot first................

I think you are looking for something that isn't there....and you are dealing with a 10+ year old set of plates and fibers...with plate probably being a mm or so warped.

  • Boerboel

Posted May 10, 2013 - 12:26 AM

#8

I realize the clutch has to get hot first, which is was the bike was warmed up during anything i did to it.

What im looking for is the reason my clutch doesn't fully dis-engage until i force it to a complete stop via the brakes

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted May 10, 2013 - 06:05 AM

#9

I realize the clutch has to get hot first, which is was the bike was warmed up during anything i did to it.

What im looking for is the reason my clutch doesn't fully dis-engage until i force it to a complete stop via the brakes


I've never experienced a WR clutch to not drag a little bit.

  • woods-rider

Posted May 10, 2013 - 06:09 AM

#10

I've never experienced a WR clutch to not drag a little bit.


Yeah, completely normal. Once it gets hot the problem should go away.

  • Boerboel

Posted May 10, 2013 - 04:22 PM

#11

it doesnt go away while warm, but i fixed it today by buying a 2012 WR450... quite the expensive fix.

  • fdme

Posted May 10, 2013 - 04:24 PM

#12

it doesnt go away while warm, but i fixed it today by buying a 2012 WR450... quite the expensive fix.


LOL, I like the way you solve problems.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted May 11, 2013 - 12:08 AM

#13

it doesnt go away while warm, but i fixed it today by buying a 2012 WR450... quite the expensive fix.


The 426 had it's run. Time for the new blood.




 
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