Hello again! This past week I pulled the motor on my VN750, cleaned and painted it and installed a new stator. If you wanna read it for some reason:
Anyways, in the process of pulling and reinstalling, I pulled the exhaust manifolds, valve covers (yea I know not important) and the front bevel case including the clutch pushrod from the block. Obviously the clutch cable linkage come off the motor as well.
I put the motor back in over the weekend and installed the clutch pushrod and front bevel case. Everything appears normal. Tonight I installed the clutch cable and linkage. The clutch won't disengage.
So referring to pg 230 diagram 47 of my Clymer manual, I pulled the "Clutch release mechanism" in an effort to find out what's wrong. I followed the instructions verbatim. Nothing.
Now I realized the gearshift lever has the same spline as the clutch release shaft, so I used gearshift lever to actuate the clutch about 60 degrees (far more than the clutch lever can). With this I found the "Spring point" to release the clutch, tried to rotate the tire, pulled it a little more, tried to rotate the tire etc.
Finally I reached the point where the clutch release shaft slipped off the end of the release rack. I could barely turn the tire by hand at this point. The clutch still had a LOT of grab, but the tire did turn.
I didn't have any part of the clutch disassembled, except the cable linkage and the pushrod. Any idea what's going on???