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  • Stuck Clutch?

    99 Katana 750 that sat for 3 months and was OK when parked. Now the clutch will not release. The lever has very little resistance until almost fully in, where it starts to have more resistance.
    I've heard of people having the clutch plates stick after being parked for years, but three months? I've had it sit for longer before and it's never happened. This is the first time I used Valvoline motorcycle oil - could that be the cause??
    I've checked the actuator and cable and it's moving normally.
    Any ideas?

  • #2
    Do an adjustment and make sure you have enough free slack.
    -Steve


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    • #3
      I turned the adjuster screw on the actuator all the way in - that made it push the rod in deeper. Still, the clutch would not release.

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      • #4
        Sounds like something is catching the clutch plates. It could be a couple of issues... notches on the basket, a loose part under the cover, so on.

        I'd suggest you pull the cover and do a closer inspection. If you lean the bike enough to the left, you can pull the cover with out draining all the oil and have a quick look. May want to have a gasket on hand for just in case, but it's not uncommon to be able to reuse it fine. If your careful.

        Krey
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