Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Ilya, with the clutch cable completely dis-connected from the actuator arm on the engine, shift-up to select 5th gear. Now attempt to rock the motorcycle fore & aft.
If the bike rolls, but the engine does Not turn over, you have an internal clutch problem. Take it back to the mechanic which supposedly replaced some of the plates. And ask him to repair his error.
If the engine turns over both directions, the clutch should be good & you may have a cable problem.
When rolling the bike backwards, one will also hear the starter motor rotating backwards. Don't freak out, that's normal. Rolling forward the starter clutch does Not engage, it just slips, no noise.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 84,000+ miles & counting