Grabby Clutch?

I have an 84 XL600R w/ 19000 miles that I just picked up.

The clutch is grabby. SUPER grabby to the point that I can barely keep the front wheel on the ground when it's cold. It's better when warm, but still grabby really bad.

Could this be from a worn basket? Why else would it be ridiculously grabby?

Yes, it most likely is a worn basket. It could be a problem with the plates as well. If Honda still has baskets they will be about $300, so getting a used one off of ebay might be worth a try. Look at the photo's carefully and/or ask the seller to be sure you don't just get another worn one. I go a complete clutch in decent condition for my XR600 and it was only about $30 delivered.

I suspected as much, so I was watching Ebay. Picked up a complete clutch assembly with barely used plates for $67 today. :worthy:

Could be a possible "race" clutch and springs. My L has a Barnett setup and cold it is grabby, yet the basket is good. As Cl said more than likely your basket, but still good to open er up and look.

I suspected as much, so I was watching Ebay. Picked up a complete clutch assembly with barely used plates for $67 today. :worthy:

Yer set either way!!!

too bad OEM baskets dont come with the steel insert where the plates ride like some of the aftermarket OH WELL we can just keep wishing

I recently changed the clutch actuator form a XRL to a XR one (along with the gen cover) and the clutch action went form smooth to grabby immediately.

Its worth checking out the actuator and push rod are all operating smoothly before swapping any clutch parts.

HTH

Will do, thanks!

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