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ZX9R Clutch not engaging/disengaging
Topic Started: May 30 2018, 01:19 PM (248 Views)
winnsworld
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Hi

After a recent ride out when giving it full beans the clutch started to slip. It then got to the point when it is no longer rideable.

I've opened up the clutch casing and installed new friction plates and springs. It all went back together well and after inserting and locating the arm and cable it is still unrideable!

The friction plates were soaking on oil, they are all the same location excepting the last one which is slightly offset as per the manual.

There is insufficient take up in the cable to enable the clutch to function.

I am at a loss as to what to try next. Any help would be appreciated?

Tanks
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winnsworld
May 30 2018, 01:19 PM
Hi

After a recent ride out when giving it full beans the clutch started to slip. It then got to the point when it is no longer rideable.

I've opened up the clutch casing and installed new friction plates and springs. It all went back together well and after inserting and locating the arm and cable it is still unrideable!

The friction plates were soaking on oil, they are all the same location excepting the last one which is slightly offset as per the manual.

There is insufficient take up in the cable to enable the clutch to function.

I am at a loss as to what to try next. Any help would be appreciated?

Tanks
A local workshop has suggested that I change the steel plates too but I'm not convinced that will make any difference.

Any thoughts?
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winnsworld
May 30 2018, 01:19 PM


There is insufficient take up in the cable to enable the clutch to function.

What do you mean here?
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ChrisGPZ600R
Jun 2 2018, 12:26 AM
winnsworld
May 30 2018, 01:19 PM


There is insufficient take up in the cable to enable the clutch to function.

What do you mean here?
When you pull the clutch lever there is no tension. Does this suggest the cable is slack or stretched perhaps?

Would fresh oil change help?
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If I understand you correctly, something is really wrong here...

There should be some feel when pulling the lever. Can you follow the cable down to the clutch actuator and see if it moves when pulling lever?

Edited by ChrisGPZ600R, Jun 8 2018, 11:36 PM.
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Jun 8 2018, 11:35 PM
If I understand you correctly, something is really wrong here...

There should be some feel when pulling the lever. Can you follow the cable down to the clutch actuator and see if it moves when pulling lever?

Yes it does move the arm rod thingy but not enough to enable you to put it in gear...
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ok, lever adjuster and at other end on maximum ?
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Jun 12 2018, 08:47 PM
ok, lever adjuster and at other end on maximum ?
Yes they are....

I've asked the local bike workshop to take it in when they have time to try and sort it out now.

Hopefully, next week sometime.

Thanks for you advice.
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winnsworld
Jun 8 2018, 06:29 AM
ChrisGPZ600R
Jun 2 2018, 12:26 AM
winnsworld
May 30 2018, 01:19 PM


There is insufficient take up in the cable to enable the clutch to function.

What do you mean here?
When you pull the clutch lever there is no tension. Does this suggest the cable is slack or stretched perhaps?

Would fresh oil change help?
This suggest to me the cable is attached to the rod, and the rod goes inside the clutch cover, but it is not engaging the plate's center rod. Don't know if the ZX9 has a notch or a gear at the end of the rod. But I would look there. When attaching the cable back on the clutch rod, is usually not easy and one has to push hard on the rod arm to make it reach the cable.

The wet clutch in spite of all the friction and drive plates, is rather a simple mechanism.
Edited by hugojose, Jun 17 2018, 01:52 PM.
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