needed; clutch diagnosis

4 replies to this topic
  • tdavid

Posted October 23, 2006 - 10:32 AM


During a really hard ride my 2005 WR450 clutch lever would periodically not engage. A few minutes later it worked fine only to be followed by further difficulty pulling in the clutch lever. Does anyone have any ideas and/or solutions? This is the first time I have run into any difficulty with the clutch.

Thanks for the help!

  • NYMXer

Posted October 23, 2006 - 11:08 AM


Does it ever work normal? Did you check the cable for fraying and wear? If that's good, an oil change could help. Otherwise, it's clutch time.

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Posted October 23, 2006 - 11:13 AM


Yep check the cable if thats OK get a cable lubing tool and lube it.

  • tdavid

Posted October 23, 2006 - 11:25 AM


the clutch works fine now. the bike doesnt have a great number of hours on it and i doubt the clutch is toast. i was wondering what are the causes of a lever not able to be pulled in freely? the cable is not frayed either.

  • NYMXer

Posted October 23, 2006 - 12:49 PM


If your lever free play is not adjusted properly, all kinds of funny stuff can happen. Double check the lever free play and change your oil too. :mad:


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