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Clutch will not disengage

OK I was given an 1986 VN750 a little more than a week ago. It was partly tore down. So I took the time and got everything put back together so I could asses the bike. I know the PO had a problem with it not starting when you used the starter but the bike would push start and run fine I have some ideas on this. He also said it would not charge ( I found some burnt wires going to the r/r) so I figure that is the charging problem. But what I cant figure out is the clutch will not disengage. I have adjusted the clutch way out so it should let go as soon as you touch the lever but it does very little. The clutch lever is moving but not much is happening.

Does anyone have any Ideas? I really like this bike and would like to get it on the road soon. Any info on any of the problems would be great. I like all the info and options I can get.

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Have the clutch plates stuck together with not being used,
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Have the clutch plates stuck together with not being used,
I will check that this weekend! I am going to take the clutch cover off and pull the plates and check them. I have my manual also so I will check the thickness also.

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The good news is, you can check out almost all the clutch components without an engine pull. Check out the last two videos Roach made (pt.25, pt.26) to see the clutch assemblies.

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18289

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The good news is, you can check out almost all the clutch components without an engine pull. Check out the last two videos Roach made (pt.25, pt.26) to see the clutch assemblies.

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18289

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Thanks Like I said I love this bike and hope to get it on the road soon. All and any help or Ideas is greatly appreciated!

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Got it working. The P.O. put the clutch plates wrong. Got to ride the bike around a little. Now on to the wiring.

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Great pleased you got it going.
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i have a 1994 vulcan750. and what my problem is when its cold the clutch will disengage fine but when it worms up it does not want to disengage. exp. stopped in first gear with the clutch disengaged it wants to keep pulling

any suggestions will help a lot thanks

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Check the plate thickness of the friction plates. The video link above shows how to do it. It helped me a lot.

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i have a 1994 vulcan750. and what my problem is when its cold the clutch will disengage fine but when it worms up it does not want to disengage. exp. stopped in first gear with the clutch disengaged it wants to keep pulling

any suggestions will help a lot thanks
Is the clutch cable adjusted properly?

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