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post #1 of 3 Old Apr 14th, 2008, 3:11 pm Thread Starter
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What have I done wrong this time?

I am in the process of installing a new clutch and putting the bike back together. I have discovered that the clutch actuating rod that goes through the gearbox is not returning after applying the clutch. It is also very dificult to withdraw the rod. Haev I done something stupid (quite likely) or I am just missing something else? Who reckons the gearbox will have to come out again?

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Re: What have I done wrong this time?

Not sure if I understand the "withdraw the rod" statement. Are you saying that it is hard to press the rod "IN" as well as the "out"?

Sounds like you're going to have to pull the gearbox again... I am not sure what to look for, I would begin by making sure the rod moves independent of the slave. After that, check clutch alignment... could be something got pinched or misaligned during reassemble.

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Re: What have I done wrong this time?

When I did my slave, the rod was difficult to extract (remove from the bike),

I think the springs should push it "back" and the slave "in".

You may want to bolt up the slave "as is" and see if you can get the clutch to engage and disengage. The bleeding is straight forward. I would hate to pull the tranny back out.

Good Luck, I'm sure others will chime in.

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