Hello again all my fellow 750 riders! I havent been posting in a while, but I'm always watching
. The bike has been wonderful to me the last few months. I rarely drive my truck anymore because I'd obviously much rather cruise around.
Unfortunately, the bike has given me some problems again. The battery was losing charge, and having trouble starting the last 2-3 days. Eventually I had to push start it to get her to go. Such was the case on Sunday when I had to go to work in the morning. The battery was about done (it would just click when I hit start) and so I pushed her down the road, hop on, pop the clutch in 1st and to my surprise the tire skids, I lose my balance, and down goes the bike to the right side. Full on fall to the ground. Luckily the only sign of damage is the front brake handle tip broke.
I immediately pick it back up, and try to push start it again and realize now that the clutch is not fully taking the bike out of gear. There is too much resistance when in gear and the clutch lever pulled in for it to be working. I can still change gears when it's off, and neutral is fine. The clutch cable is still attached, and spins as it should. I put it on the centerstand, and got it to start, put her in 1st, and when the clutch is held in the back tire is spinning at about 10 miles per hour speed. Clearly more than if the clutch were working, I couldnot stop it with putting my foot on the side of the tire. When I left the clutch out, and its on centerstand I hear the shaft clanking and the bike starts to shake. As if its loose?
I just did some research and realized thanks to someones post asking what it's like to have a slipping clutch, that I did have a slipping clutch. If I pinned it in gear it would rev very high but I wouldn't go anywhere fast until I let some throttle back.
Is my clutch in need of replacing? Or would it be possible to somehow adjust it tighter or something?
1990 VN750 Red and Black
Bought on 6/30/2012 w/ 13,230 miles
To Do List: Paint Front Rim, Acct- mcct mod
Done: Adjusted Float Bowls, R/R Replace and Relocate, Coastered, Ear Shave, Front/Rear Tire Change, Replaced Final Gear Seals, Splines Lubed, Relay Coil Mod, Replaced Fork Seals, Rebuilt Starter