Heading to the DARKSIDE!
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern Kentucky/Burlington
My clutch has a mind of it's own!!!!!
OK fellas.....Ever since I bought this bike almost 2 years ago the clutch has an issue when it gets warm(engine temp) it will slowly pull the bike at standstill or stopped at traffic lights.....this is with the clutch lever pulled all the way in and bike in 1st gear. There are times I can stop at lights....on a incline and not even hold my brake to keep from rolling backwards because the clutch will be grabbing enough to keep it from rolling. OK ...so you say adjust the clutch.....My friend and I did....I now have it to where I just barely begin to pull the clutch lever and the clutch releases from the trans......yet it still does it at lights.....OK.....so you say your clutch cable is streached...get a replacement....I did that too. I replaced my cable that had 24,000 mi on it with one that looks new from a '04 parts bike with 8,500 miles on it. Yet it still grabs when stationary.....some times I have to kick it into Neutral at traffic lights because it is grabbing so much it pulls the rpm's down to like 600 since I am holding the brake. Once in Neutral.....no grabbing......and this problem does not occur all the time either???????? The clutch is an OEM one,...... but I have a Barnett Kevlar clutch to put in it this upcoming winter....maybe that will fix the damn thing......Who Knows? I also run Chevron Delo 15W-40 Diesel oil....which is recommended on here as being the best grade for our bikes......Please guys.....any ideas at all on this one? I have been fighting this for 2 years now........I want it to STOP! .....and NO this is NOT the coffee grinder noise.....I know what that is......coffee grinder only happens when it's under 50 degrees out for me.
Last edited by BRET H; 06-06-2011 at 02:55 PM.