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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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clutch problems???

i thin my clutch is starting to go....my bike doesnt run right either, like only 65% of my throttle works..it runs fine to about 9 grand and then it acts like it chokes itself..and this one guy told me tht it happened to him and he put in a new clutch and it went back to normal...is this true or wht should i do..no money to take to a shop...have taken it to a shop and they scaned it and said it was fine...so idk.....when i pull in the clutch and rev it with it bieng in first, it moves a lil bit.....and i was wondering if it was goin wheres the cheapest but still good clutch kits???
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 12:08 PM
 
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How many miles on it, when was the last service doneand how was it stored during to off season?.

Whatever "one guy" told you, it sounds like you have two separate issues:

The throttle issue sounds like a fuel or ignition issue. Could be as simple as old gas or needing new plugs.

You did not say why you thought the clutch was going, except that it was dragging when you blipped the throttle (which is an adjustment issue, not a replacement issue).

More info, please.
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well i got it at 8500...now its at 13800...it was mostly in the shop for the winter....had the throttle prob. before winter....i tried adjusting the clutch cable and it still does it.....i changed the oil around 11500 i think....had 2 valves adjusted....
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 02:22 PM
 
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What is the primary problem with the clutch? Just the dragging?
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the dragging clutch doesnt mean you need a new one, it means you need to further adjust your cable.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-25-2007, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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well i did and it still does it so.i dont really have any knowledge with clutchs
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-25-2007, 12:58 PM
 
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Yeah You Prob Have To Adjust It Cause I My Bike Has 13k Miles On It With Sime Track Days On It And I Can Still Wheelie 2nd Gear...buy A Repair Book And Adjust The Clutch And The Throttle Cables Too While Your At It
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To test the clutch...

in 4th gear and at normal speed for that gear... go WOT on it. See if it slips. Slips = RPMS come up (usually fast) but the bike doesn't gain any speed.

That is the safest way to test it on the road... the other way involves a wall in a burnout situation.

But I have also saw clutch slipping caused by a poorly adjusted clutch.




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To test the clutch...

in 4th gear and at normal speed for that gear... go WOT on it. See if it slips. Slips = RPMS come up (usually fast) but the bike doesn't gain any speed.

That is the safest way to test it on the road... the other way involves a wall in a burnout situation.

But I have also saw clutch slipping caused by a poorly adjusted clutch.
Try adjusting your clutch. You have way too few miles on your bike to have the clutch wear out.
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well the guy before me was a wheelie person....and whts WOT????
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well the guy before me was a wheelie person....and whts WOT????
Wide Open Throttle.
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no its just fine.....its only when standing still and rev it.....
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no its just fine.....its only when standing still and rev it.....
Then you aren't using your clutch... is it in Neutral?

What is the year/make/model?

Carbs? Have they ever been cleaned, sync'ed?




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its when its in first....05 kawasaki zx-6r.....13800miles
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So when its in first, sitting still, with the clutch in... free revving the motor... right?

Are you sure the clutch is adjusted properly?




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Dont just adjust the clutch on the little wheel next to the lever, follow the line and see where it goes into the crank-case...there should be another little lever there that has two nuts on it... those are adjustment nuts too... one for tightening the other for the actual adjustment... tighten/loosen it and cross check it with the adjustment wheel in the clutch... that should be all that you need to do...how much is your freeplay on the clutch when you pull it in? Check your OM, and it will tell you how much you need. Do the mayor adjustments on the bottom, and leave the adjustment wheel on the clutch lever for minor, on-the-fly, or comfort adjustment issues. You do NOT need a new clutch!!!
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-27-2007, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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it just starting doin it one day....ok i will..but i think it needs a new one tho
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