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post #1 of 5 Old 03-27-2008, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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My bike. Is my clutch ok?

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Close up of the clutch shaft. I just replaced the cable. The saft is not all the way down in the hole. Just bought this bike, didn't look that close at it before it broke. Wouldn't think this would be water tight. Is this normal? Without the cable hooked up, I can rotate the saft backwards and it falls down all the way.
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-28-2008, 07:22 AM
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If the rain will quit here long enuff I will go out and look at mine and get a pic or two and compare them. I have had the clutch shaft out and yes with the cable disconnected it can rotate backwards and is able to be pulled out, this has to be done in order to remove the side engine cover is servicing the clutch or the engine oil screen on that side.

With the cable hooked up does the shaft have some free play side to side? And or can you move it around at all. If I remember right there is a seal the slide, slides down thru to keep out moisture and debris.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-28-2008, 07:34 AM
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Here is a schematic showing the oil seal and the needle bearing that holds the clutch rod shaft in place, I don't think you will have any issues, but I will get a pic of mine soon as I can for you.


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post #4 of 5 Old 03-28-2008, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks DXKLR. Its as tight as a drum. Maybe I'll take off the cable and pull that rod out just to make sure the rod seal and needle bearing are there. I doubt that they would have slid off. Better safe than sorry.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-28-2008, 08:57 AM
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they should be pressed into the side case, so I doubt if there is any worries there. But double check anyway.

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