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Posting for a friend due to lack of internet at his new home. We have been working on his bike today after another friend dignosed a knocking noise from his engine as the starter clutch. After a bit of fiddling, we got to the starter clutch and tried to remove bolt holding the thing on. We tried the Haynes manual method of putting the bike in gear, holding rear brake and undo'ing bolt to no effect.
We then tried the second method of removing via the Haynes manual. Holding the alternator bolt on the opposite side of the bike, and sure enough the bolt came off. After sticking the bike back together, the clutch has lost all use. Can put bike into gear, however pulling the clutch lever makes no difference.
The bike also will not now start! Can someone please shed some light on this as we are at our wits-end.

many thanks.

Rob.

Bike Specs:
Honda CBR400 RR, NC23, 1989, jap import.
 

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Posting for a friend due to lack of internet at his new home. We have been working on his bike today after another friend dignosed a knocking noise from his engine as the starter clutch. After a bit of fiddling, we got to the starter clutch and tried to remove bolt holding the thing on. We tried the Haynes manual method of putting the bike in gear, holding rear brake and undo'ing bolt to no effect.
We then tried the second method of removing via the Haynes manual. Holding the alternator bolt on the opposite side of the bike, and sure enough the bolt came off. After sticking the bike back together, the clutch has lost all use. Can put bike into gear, however pulling the clutch lever makes no difference.
The bike also will not now start! Can someone please shed some light on this as we are at our wits-end.

many thanks.

Rob.

Bike Specs:
Honda CBR400 RR, NC23, 1989, jap import.

You wouldn't have had to touch the clutch to do the starter clutch so I can't see any connection between the two. You didn't remove the clutch cover did you?
It's likely you have the idler gear misaligned which will lock up the engine.
 

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Thanks for the reply. The engine does turn over but refuses to fire, so the idle gear would be fine surely?
And the clutch cover did come off to gain access to the bolt on the other side to allow the starter clutch to be released.

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