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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
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Sticky clutch

On my bike I just replaced the 700 engine with a 750 out of an 86 Vulcan with a bit less then 12K on her. I took it for a short ride this afternoon, and the clutch was acting weird. It's not fully releasing, and I did the normal checklist before I rode it. Made sure the release arm gap was lined up with the rib, adjusted the cable in the middle to take out excess play, and set gap at lever to 3MM. When I put it in gear it goes in smoothly with the normal clunk, but it wants to creep ahead, especially when I give it some throttle. It upshifts smoothly, but it don't want to downshift unless I'm almost at a full stop, and it's hard to get into neutral while idling. It engages really smoothly w/o the dreaded cg noise, and it doesn't slip. I put in some Delo 15W40 oil with a new filter, and when I changed the old oil there was nothing on the screen.
Could it just be from sitting? I plan on riding it some more while the weather holds out, was 67 today Anything else I need to check? I don't want to have to pull the cover and plates unless I have to only as a last resort.
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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It is slowly coming around. It releases fully when I'm stopped and no longer tries to creep ahead. And it downshifts a lot better now than it did this weekend. I have ridden almost 300 miles in the last 3 days and so far so good. The clutch is smooth as butter when I let it out from a stop, no CG noise, no chatter, slipping or grabbing. Still a little stiff from the 2nd to 1st shift though but not near as bad.
Would it help any to add a little seafoam to the oil right before I change it?
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Add a whole bottle of seafoam to the oil, then ride for about 500 miles... it will loosen all that crud right up.. while youre at it, add some lucas oil to make everything real slick, some Marvel Mystery Oil to help soften up them seals, and how about some engine restore to get that compression ratio back up to brand new. Ohh and how could I forget that Slick-50... add 1 quart of Slick 50 to every oil change to keep your clutch running perfect and the stator cool.

Do not add anything to your crank case other than Engine oil... you run the risk of damaging your engine.

I think it is best if you just give your bike to some on less fortunate them yourself and get some redwings and then pound pavement.

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Add a whole bottle of seafoam to the oil, then ride for about 500 miles... it will loosen all that crud right up.. while youre at it, add some lucas oil to make everything real slick, some Marvel Mystery Oil to help soften up them seals, and how about some engine restore to get that compression ratio back up to brand new. Ohh and how could I forget that Slick-50... add 1 quart of Slick 50 to every oil change to keep your clutch running perfect and the stator cool.

Do not add anything to your crank case other than Engine oil... you run the risk of damaging your engine.

I think it is best if you just give your bike to some on less fortunate them yourself and get some redwings and then pound pavement.
What, no STP? I thought you were "ole skool"?

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hell just put some normal honey in there bet the clutch wont ever slip on ya

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Add a whole bottle of seafoam to the oil, then ride for about 500 miles... it will loosen all that crud right up.. while youre at it, add some lucas oil to make everything real slick, some Marvel Mystery Oil to help soften up them seals, and how about some engine restore to get that compression ratio back up to brand new. Ohh and how could I forget that Slick-50... add 1 quart of Slick 50 to every oil change to keep your clutch running perfect and the stator cool.

Do not add anything to your crank case other than Engine oil... you run the risk of damaging your engine.

I think it is best if you just give your bike to some on less fortunate them yourself and get some redwings and then pound pavement.
Can someone here moderate this moderator? LOL

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Can someone here moderate this moderator? LOL
why should we he is giving tsmith just as sound of advice as tsmith gives everyone else personally i think slim is being kind considering

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tsmith i am going to risk expulsion on this and speak my mind

you are an idiot i have never heard of some one thinking that well i set it all to the book so its gotta be right

the manual give you a good starting point on where to set the clutch then you have to fine tune it

as i have already stated i have my doubts in you mechanical abilities but that is because you are an IDIOT

now for anyone actually worthy of the correct way to fix the problem well the one with the clutch that is here you go

if you have the clutch lever pulled all the way in and the bike is still trying to move on you then adjust the clutch at the lever so it will disengage the clutch more
then ride it if the clutch starts slipping under load adjust it the other way just a little until there is a happy medium

this is common sense guys

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