Clutch didn't disengage?

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  • nevadaoutlaw

Posted January 23, 2008 - 08:07 PM


I was in a desert race and I was in a area where I was fanning the clutch lever quite a bit. I then noticed when I tried to shift, I would pull in the clutch lever and it would not disengage. It did a little but not fully. It went away though. It might of got hot. Does anyone know what causes this? Do I need to replace something? I have a 05 450 with a few thousand miles on it.

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  • gregwr450f

Posted January 24, 2008 - 12:24 AM


your clutch basket may be notched.

  • William1

Posted January 24, 2008 - 02:32 AM


An overheated clutch plates tend to swell, thereby causing the incomplete disengagement. fiddle with the lever adjuster, that is why it is there and is such a large knob.

When I set a clutch cable up, I looses the in-line or engine adjuster first. Then I set the lever adjust about midway. Then I set the cold slack to the rec. amount of free-play at the lever.


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