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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2019, 12:07 am Thread Starter
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Clutch not engaging?

I was not a of the OEM clutch, so I installed new adjustable levers today. Now it doesn't seem the clutch is fully engaged when I pull it. When I try to roll it back and forth in first gear with the clutch in, there is a good amount of resistance. I switched back to the OEM levers and it does the same thing.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2019, 4:40 am
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wet clutches can get a bit sticky like that. start it up.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2019, 9:16 am
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A clutch is engaged when the lever is out. A clutch is disengaged when you pull the lever in. Bleed the clutch and try again. Check for moisture or peeling paint around the slave cylinder. That would be a sign that itís leaking and may not lift the pressure plate far enough.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2019, 9:18 am Thread Starter
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Thanks. I'll definitely try it when I get back from work. I've changed levers on a few bikes and never had this problem. But again, none of them had a wet clutch.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2019, 9:54 am Thread Starter
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A clutch is engaged when the lever is out. A clutch is disengaged when you pull the lever in. Bleed the clutch and try again. Check for moisture or peeling paint around the slave cylinder. That would be a sign that itís leaking and may not lift the pressure plate far enough.
I don't believe (hoping) this is the issue. I was able to ride the bike fine before I changed the lever and roll it into my garage with the cluch disengage with no resistance (used the wrong term before, haha ).
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2019, 9:09 pm Thread Starter
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wet clutches can get a bit sticky like that. start it up.
Thanks. It had no problem once the engine was turned on.
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