real new guy here. but 500 lover.


8 replies to this topic
  • tree18is

Posted January 15, 2008 - 07:42 PM

#1

so i got my 83 out of storage,and wow its not like i parked it.


well i put a clutch in it from along time ago. (barnett)

well not the thing doesn't disengage it enough to take off from idol. you kick it in gear and it dies.
So i went to bike bandit and looked at the microfiche and i didnt see any missing pieces. Ill ask then tomorrow or the next day ill disect it and get some pictures for you. but any usual suspects would be a help.
thanks alot.

  • cleonard

Posted January 15, 2008 - 08:54 PM

#2

Was the clutch basket notched by the plates? If it is, the notches can hold the plates from disengaging all the way.

Did you soak the new clutch plates in oil before installing?

  • tree18is

Posted January 15, 2008 - 10:01 PM

#3

yeah i soaked them. and the basket had the notches and i fit every disk in there.
its like the linkage is missing a link or something, the rod that goes over the case and pushes it to engagement isnt working or something.

  • dmvmechanics

Posted January 15, 2008 - 10:06 PM

#4

how thick of oil are you running? did you ride it around at all to see if it got better?

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  • DGXR

Posted January 16, 2008 - 08:29 AM

#5

yeah i soaked them. and the basket had the notches and i fit every disk in there.
its like the linkage is missing a link or something, the rod that goes over the case and pushes it to engagement isnt working or something.


You might need to go in there again and file down the notches in the clutch basket/fingers. And it seems obvious, but make sure you've adjusted the cable at the lever perch and at the other end of the cable near the arm on the left side of the block so it pulls enough to disengage the plates. Otherwise it sound like you did everything fine. Hope this helps. :banghead: :busted:

  • martinfan30

Posted January 16, 2008 - 08:32 AM

#6

+1 on filing the notch's.

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted January 16, 2008 - 08:40 AM

#7

It might just be a case of stuck plates from sitting.


Dave

  • HawkGT

Posted January 16, 2008 - 08:44 AM

#8

What he said ^^

I have never had good luck with Barnett clutch fibers. The last ones I used would drag badly--especially after sitting for a while. I think the fibers swell with oil over time and cause them to not be able to disengage. Change the oil, replace the fiber plates with OEM, and I bet you'll be good.

  • tree18is

Posted January 16, 2008 - 04:27 PM

#9

one more thing!
the arm that go's through the case cant even be disengaged with channel locks, i grabbed the lever with them to see if i could do it that way, and still a jam.. ill probably break it apart tonight for you guys though.
thanks so much!





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