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Old 12-04-2012, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bike info: '00 honda shadow ace 750cc
I have the motor sitting on the ground right now, I just bought it and im doing a very clean tune up on it before instalation. I ran into a problem. I will pull clutch back (all the way) and switch gears. But when i pull the clutch back, the sprocket spins. Not with the friction of the crank, But its in fact locked in. I love working on diesel trucks, but motorcycles are very new to me. If these even have pressure plates, do yall think that could be the problem? If not then help a noobie out
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Perhaps you are describing the stiction from the multi-disk wet clutch. It is what makes a bike hard to roll with just the clutch pulled in, and the reason the bike will clunk when cold and shifted into 1st. If so, then all is well. Honda clutches on shadows are rather bulit proof. My sabre has 70 kmiles on the original clutch and all I have done is replace the springs.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Verdeva, hit on it I think.

Yor feeling the "parasitic friction" of the wet clutch. Because it is in the oil sump, and there is friction, or a restriction to the free movement of the clutch plates, from the OIL, the clutch never fully disengages. Kinda, in a way, acts like the torque converter in your cars auto trans. Cold or thicker oil will grab the plates more than light or warm oil.
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Okay, so if the engine if off, and i pull the clutch, should the sprocket spin with my fingers? Or does it need force behind it?
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It won't spin freely. It will take a little bit of force to spin with your fingers.


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Old 12-05-2012, 11:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It is not like a pressure plate in a car that totally disengages the clutch from the flywheel. It is a series of plates and friction discs that when you pull in the clutch, It just takes the pressure off of them. Plates and discs are still somewhat in contact with each other.


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Okay that is what i was wondering. These things are really different. I have a lot of learning to do!

Thank yall for the help!
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Make sure you use the right oil too!! You need special bike oil becaise of the wet clutch regular automotive oil won't do.
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You can search on this forum on what kind of oil to use. Lots of previous threads on the subject.


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