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Offline Woodie

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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #10 on: 18 October, 2020, 09:51:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by ZuluTiger [+]
Or is that cable faulty? Stretching? Have you checked that the clutch actuating arm moves as designed when you pull in the clutch?

Yup ! it does move.

*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Could this be a cable routing issue.

Er... it was working OK when I replaced it ? so the routing hasn't changed by itself.

*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
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?

original post! " 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."


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 #11 on: 18 October, 2020, 10:14:17 PM »
sounds like it could be an oil issue,
last oil change?
has different grades been mixed???
contaminated plates???
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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #12 on: 19 October, 2020, 03:59:50 AM »
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That's what I mentioned about oil a while back.   At 2000 to 3000 miles the bike just didn't like finding neutral some days.
Fresh oil, (the same always used) fixed the issue.

Do remember someone who also had shifting issues and the clutch soak didn't work. They ended up pulling the plates, soaking in tub with a couple of re-stacking of the plates it all worked out.
Also remember one who had several stuck plates when pulling it apart, since only part of the pack was working the metal plates in the working section had some real heat indications because of the color. 
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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #13 on: 19 October, 2020, 08:37:34 AM »
Aliens?  :005:
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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #14 on: 19 October, 2020, 12:00:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Aliens?  :005:

Now THAT I can believe, or a government conspiracy.  ? ?



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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #15 on: 20 October, 2020, 04:09:02 AM »
No it's Trump.   He did it, right after inventing Covid.
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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #16 on: 20 October, 2020, 03:32:18 PM »
I had a similar problem just after I bought the bike, hard to put in neutral, the 2nd gear sometimes very hard to engage. Some days everything seemed fine.

I left my 1050 at the dealer, they told me it was simply a matter of setting at the gear pedal, something unscrewed too much I think.

Not sure what they had to change exactly but they made it fast and cheap.

Not sure my explanation will be helpful, but I was thinking I'd have to rebuild my clutch but I was relieved it was just this wrong setting :D

(Sorry for my noobness sometimes, I don't know all the technical terms in english yet...)

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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #17 on: 20 October, 2020, 04:02:25 PM »
Yeah parts of the OE linkage can come unscrewed and ruin the change.  Easy to spot and fix if you know about it & go looking.

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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #18 on: 21 October, 2020, 07:44:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by 1050_2008_QC [+]
I had a similar problem just after I bought the bike, hard to put in neutral, the 2nd gear sometimes very hard to engage. Some days everything seemed fine.

I left my 1050 at the dealer, they told me it was simply a matter of setting at the gear pedal, something unscrewed too much I think.

Not sure what they had to change exactly but they made it fast and cheap.

Not sure my explanation will be helpful, but I was thinking I'd have to rebuild my clutch but I was relieved it was just this wrong setting :D

(Sorry for my noobness sometimes, I don't know all the technical terms in english yet...)

Thats great,  sounds just like my problem. I'll have a look tomorrow
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Re: Sticking Clutch
« Reply #19 on: 24 October, 2020, 10:43:28 AM »
Having had a good look at the gear change mechanism it looks remarkably sloppy, not helped by the actual lever being bent. (but it's always been bent)

However, having decided it needs some work I have found if I turn my foot and lift the lever at an angle all works smoothly.

Looks like I may have to strip it off and do some fettling or replacing.


Now if I could only stop 'Clot' from coughing I'd be happy...
I never touched it, you can't blame me, it went off when I was cleaning it.