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Mechanics 101 Can't get it to run right? Find a trick to add HP?
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:41 PM   #1
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I was riding my Kat today, I let it warm up just like normal, got about 2 minutes away from my house, went to pull up to a stop light and noticed I had no play in my clutch lever. I thought nothing of it, that's not a big deal for me, easy fix. I pulled out onto another road, shifted from first to second and goosed it. The engine revved from 4K-10K like I had the clutch pulled in when I didn't. I figured it was the lever. I nursed it back home and adjusted the lever. Still no play in the lever no matter where I have it adjusted. I took it back out for a test run at the spot I thought was the best, didn't act up in first gear, shifted to second, rolled the throttle past the half way mark and once again it revved like I had the clutch in. It now does this in gears 2-6. Any thoughts? Anyone had this problem?
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:48 PM   #2
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you didn't say what year but on posts anyway there is a pivot mechanism that operates the push rod. take the rubber plug off the sprocket cover to expose the adjuster. check the adjuster and adjust so there is just a little play. maybe 1/4 turn.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:09 PM   #3
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It's a 1998. 750cc

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Old 07-08-2010, 07:33 PM   #4
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+1 on the adjuster

if thats not it maybe the cable is broken or near broken at some spot


change your oil lately? check for nasty shavings of clutch disc/springs perhaps, a far shot but maybe

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Nope KAT TOY nailed it.
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