Re: Clutch issues with my blade
I'm beginning to think the clutch is shot in my blade
. Here are the symptoms i'm experiencing -
Really clunky gear changes - especially the shift down to first from neutral.
Clutch grabbing - if I'm changing down the gears coming to a stop and blipping the throttle the clutch seems to grab and judder the bike. Seems to do it mostly in 2nd gear.
Also the clutch seems to be really noisy to listen to.
Anyhow I replaced the chain and sprockets recently as they needed doing - I thought it might improve things but it hasn't. And as a last ditch attempt I replaced the clutch cable as this had stretched a fair bit but sadly that hasn't helped and it's still grabbing no matter how much I adjust it.
Shall I just take the cover off and look? What am I looking for exactly? Never replaced a bike clutch or clutch plates myself before.
The clunking and grabbing are most likely due to poorly timed shifting than anything else.
The clunking will be worse if the engine is revving above idle when stationary, or if you are moving when you shift down and have the clutch disengaged for too long.
If you downshift blipping the throttle, but don't release the clutch does the clutch still "grab"?
Does the bike actually pull forward with the clutch disengaged in gear?
Does the clutch noise stop when you pull the lever in?
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