Why Won't my Clutch dis-engage
Posted December 11, 2004 - 01:34 PM
Posted December 11, 2004 - 04:25 PM
A more tech. reason why you can't spin your back wheel while it's in gear even with the clutch lever pulled in, is possibly due to the fact that even though the clutch is fully disengaged, ie. no pressure applied to the friction and drive plates, the oil film is still holding all the plates together, therefore, transmitting drive back to the engine, then to stop when it reaches compression. Even if you try to push your bike forwards (or backwards) with the clutch still disengaged (and in gear), there is still not enough force to beak the oil film between all the plates and totaly free the clutch. To break this oil film requires a considerable amount of force, ie. power from the engine when it's running.
Hope that helps....
Posted December 11, 2004 - 10:17 PM