So is the clutch lever jammed - or is the clutch lever loose and floppy and does not activate the clutch?Changed the front sprocket.. I got the proper bolts and spacer when I put the cover back on, but now the clutch lever won't pull. '06 DL1000
The lever is jammed. Rod not bent. I think I'll have to do the fiddle thru the filler hole thing. Any advice, pictures, as how do do it right? Really dont want to take off the clutch cover.So is the clutch lever jammed - or is the clutch lever loose and floppy and does not activate the clutch?
This is a common issue when changing sprockets as the clutch actuator can easily be reassembled incorrectly or fall apart while disassembled. See these threads.
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Yes. Apparently not the common problem of pushing the plates too far apart that they lock that way and won't come together (engage) again. It's that I cant push the rod to get them to come apart (disengage). I've had the slave off four times now. When I hold it in my hand and pull the lever, the cylinder moves out. But when I put it back on, the lever won't move at all. The rod is not bent and I've mounted it very carefully so as not to "gink" anything. What could be keeping the rod from moving in toward the clutch plates?The outer clutch plate sitting on top of one of the basket fingers might not be your problem as you state that the clutch lever is locked.
If the problem was in the clutch basket your lever should be free to move and offer no resistance. I would first look that the slave cylinder is working correctly and fitted correctly. Read through those threads.
If you still wish to inspect the clutch plates it is difficult to see in there - but not impossible. Put the bike in gear and with the rear wheel off the deck turn the engine a little by turning the rear wheel and inspect with a flashlight and repeat.
Actually I recommend wiggling the slave in place by hand until it sits flush against the engine casing. Only then insert the bolts and tighten things. If you do it by hand there's no way you can exert the force required to bend the pushrod, push the outer friction plate over the basket fingers, or cause any other type of damage/misalignment. On the other hand, if you start tightening bolts with spanners or ratchets, when the cylinder is still half a cm from the engine casing, it's a recipe for disaster.When reinstalling the slave, be careful to align everything, tightening each bolt incrementally to keep things square.