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So it seems that I need a new clutch pushrod for my '83 shadow 750. I went to the honda dealer and found out that I would have to buy the whole clutch rebuild for $55 if I wanted the part. I then was able to find the part online new for a total of about $29. Should I just buy the part and save 25 bucks or should I get the clutch rebuild in case other parts of the master clutch break? I don't think that other stuff would break, but then again I am a newb, so I really don't know. Also does anyone know of another place to get parts or perhaps of someone parting out their bike. I'm in the Los Angeles area.

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Brendan
 

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I am a newbee to bikes but have old school thoughts about cars. like doing break work, don't just buy the pads go all the way and get all the springs or what else comes w/rebuild kits. if ya are doing the work yourself put all new when ya have it apart. if not just for the sake of learning something new. if the dealer is doing the job, it might boil down to what the cost of doing either the rods or the whole job. having them do it might, in the long run, cost ya. just my $.02
 

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Brendan, if you check Service Honda, http://www.servicehonda.com/test/index.htm you will find the pushrod for $12.00 and a complete clutch slave unit for $75.00. If you don't mind me asking, what is wrong with the pushrod? Was the rebuild kit for the slave cylinder or the actual clutch? A slave cylinder rebuild kit will contain the oil seal for the crankcase that the rod goes through. That kit can be had from Old Bike Barn for $20.00. http://www.oldbikebarn.com/motorcycle_parts.php?subcategory=Clutch Slave Cylinder Kits&bike=VT750

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Hey Dave, thanks for the site, although I was unable to get it work. Not very computer savy. Anyways, I accidently found this site,http://www.bikebandit.com/partsbandit/ from another forum member and found the push rod for 14 bucks, so it worked out. The problem with the push rod, was that the bolt that screwed on to the rod was slipping b/c the grips of the rod were warn out. Because of this the bolt would go too far forward allowing the clutch handle to come too far out and get stuck so that I was unable to engage the clutch. Happened to me on the road once, not very fun. I tried to put another bolt infront of the normal bolt to prevent it from slipping forward. However, after doing this the clutch would not disengage all the way, so even if I left the throttle flow, it would just rev high and barely get going. My mechanic just said it was because it was an old bike. Hey 24 years and the original push rod kept up, so I can invest 14 bucks for another 24 yrs. Hopefully, my description made sense, kinda bad at describing things.
 
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