Is It My Clutch, or Something Else???
Posted March 07, 2007 - 05:09 PM
I've been getting my 2004 WR450 ready and have noticed something alarming. I think I need a new clutch. With the clutch lever pulled in and the bike in gear, I can't push the bike without a LOT of resistance. It doesn't matter what gear I'm in. But the bike rolls effortlessly in neutral, so what gives? Adjusting freeplay in the cable doesn't do anything either.
I've changed out a clutch before in another bike (a Honda), and have all the tools to do it. I'm just looking for some outside opinion before I crack open the clutch cover. Also is a Barnett or Hinson any better than stock?
Posted March 07, 2007 - 06:28 PM
Posted March 07, 2007 - 11:34 PM
Last winter my cousin let his YZ 250f sit for about 5 months (Nov 05-Mar06) and when he let me take it out it did this until I started it and got some heat in the motor and oil circulating in the clutch. After the bike was warm everything was back to normal
I think your clutch plates may have stuck together from being dryed up. Have you tried to start the bike?
Also it is normal for these bikes to have some clutch drag, but it shouldn't be THAT bad to where its taking alot of effort to move the bike.
Posted March 07, 2007 - 11:49 PM
Posted March 09, 2007 - 03:33 PM
allso if you park your bike up again for a long time allways push your brake pistons back so your pads dont stick to your discs
Posted March 20, 2007 - 07:27 PM
I noticed this same effort of trying to move the bike in the garage and the rear tire was dragging even with the clutch lever pulled in...with the clutch plates this tight will this damage the clutch by just starting it up and going for a ride to loosen them or should one take the time and remove the plates???
Thanks in advance!!
Posted March 23, 2007 - 07:12 PM