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jarrydmckinnon
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Clutch is slack

Post by jarrydmckinnon on Tue 16 Aug 2016, 11:25 am

Hi All

My cb500four cuts when I put it into gear and the clutch leaver has no give. I opened the gear box where the cable runs to and its not snapped or out of place? I cleaned it up and put back together. But still there is no give.

I push the bike wile started in neutral and put it into gear and it runs but I cant change to second?

Please advise? I haven't yet checked the gear disks.
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rob75
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Re: Clutch is slack

Post by rob75 on Tue 16 Aug 2016, 3:45 pm

It seems to me that either the clutch lifter rod or the bearing behind it is gone.
These parts transfer the clutch lever action in depressing the clutch springs.

From your story it seems you removed the right hand side crankcase cover?

Succes,
Rob
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liverpool_f_
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Re: Clutch is slack

Post by liverpool_f_ on Tue 16 Aug 2016, 9:06 pm

to clarify the cb500 four is a different bike from the 70's so any info based on the 500 twin my be misleading.
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rob75
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Re: Clutch is slack

Post by rob75 on Wed 17 Aug 2016, 8:29 am

Oops overlooked the "four" part. That is a completely different engine.  So forget my remark.

Regards,
Rob
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eternally_troubled
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Re: Clutch is slack

Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 2:44 pm

This sounds dumb, but have you checked that the clutch isn't stuck?

If the bike has been sitting around the clutch plates can get stuck together, then, the first time you move it out of neutral it stalls as the clutch isn't really working ('cos it's stuck together).

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