Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Boise National Forest, Central Idaho Mountains
Got clutch/crank case cover off
I know their are some more experienced clutch guru's who have much more experience than I do with clutch issues, so here goes.
2007 Vee. Last fall I barely got her home when the stator went kaput. I have since repaired the stator/loose magnet issues and that part working perfect.
I thought I screwed up the clutch slave cylinder, but I had taken off and put back on many times since I've had this bike with no issues.
After taking the slave apart, totally cleaning the piston/chamber, put it back together, new fluid totally bled the system again, still no forward drive.
So drained coolant/oil, took off clutch cover (I did this because I could move the clutch/pressure plates through the oil filler), tried the screw driver trick manipulating clutch, it would tighten, but then loosen back to floppy clutch/pressure plates.
The 5 springs all look good, clutch/pressure plates look good, so is my next step taking off the crimped washer nut?
What is the possibility the #20 push rod has an issue?
Also, when I grab the clutch basket, it is solid - except for I can turn it (clunkily) forward & back about 1/4", is this normal?
Thank you in advance for any thoughts...