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Sticking Clutch
« on: 12 October, 2020, 02:36:27 AM »
I seem to have a problem with my clutch. . . Or the gear change...

'Clot' has started refusing to change out of First without a lot of kicking and swearing at the gear lever. Once it's out of First and into Second it changes quite Ok albeit a bit 'notchy'

some days it just works as easily as always but others it sticks in First. once it's warm it seems to be easier as I don't have the problem at the end of my commute.

any ideas? New clutch pack/Springs?

I never touched it, you can't blame me, it went off when I was cleaning it.

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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #1 on: 12 October, 2020, 07:21:17 AM »
Have you checked the adjustment on clutch cable?
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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #2 on: 12 October, 2020, 06:20:17 PM »
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clutch cable, chain adjustment and check pinch bolt on shift lever

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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #3 on: 13 October, 2020, 03:40:42 AM »
Start simple, yes play with adjustment.

I had issues with neutral when the oil was showing its age.

How does it shift without a clutch. (up shift)
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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #4 on: 13 October, 2020, 09:03:36 AM »
I'd try gear shift without engine running to check if it's a box issue.

Then in first gear, without engine running, hold clutch in & push bike, to check if it's clutch drag.

I had clutch drag when I filled with Morris f/s m/c oil once. Dunno why it met all the specs.
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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #5 on: 16 October, 2020, 06:25:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
I'd try gear shift without engine running to check if it's a box issue.

Then in first gear, without engine running, hold clutch in & push bike, to check if it's clutch drag.

I had clutch drag when I filled with Morris f/s m/c oil once. Dunno why it met all the specs.

I'll have to give this a try.

As for adjustments et'c. It's new Clutch Cable, was working fine after it was replaced approx 5000+ miles back.

New Chain and sprockets so all adjusted to book specs.

Might try an oil swap but it's the same oil I use in all my bikes Halfrauds 10W/40 4/stroke bike oil.

all in all this is a new development. It used to do this once in a blue moon but now it seems every time I ride I need to beat it into gear. I really need to take more notice if it eases once the engine is warm.

thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #6 on: 16 October, 2020, 06:59:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by Woodie [+]
As for adjustments et'c. It's new Clutch Cable, was working fine after it was replaced approx 5000+ miles back.

Could this be a cable routing issue.
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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #7 on: 16 October, 2020, 08:10:56 PM »
Or is that cable faulty? Stretching? Have you checked that the clutch actuating arm moves as designed when you pull in the clutch?

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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #8 on: 17 October, 2020, 08:30:23 AM »
Some early 1050's did suffer from sticky clutch plates. I remember one of Hamlins  fixes was to over fill the engine and lean the bike over and leave overnight with the clutch pulled.
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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #9 on: 17 October, 2020, 09:43:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
Some early 1050's did suffer from sticky clutch plates. I remember one of Hamlins  fixes was to over fill the engine and lean the bike over and leave overnight with the clutch pulled.

Yes, I remember that now you say, caused by being unused/stored for a while. If that didn't work he pulled the clutch pack, separated them if stuck, then left in oil overnight.

Has the bike been left unused?
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