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ggray
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Tight Clutch

Post by ggray » Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:10 pm

Hi Guys.

Had a problem when the CL77 was running of the clutch being tight when cool and getting progressively tighter as the engine and oil warms up.

Got to a point that it was almost impossible to pull the clutch handle at stop lights, etc.

Any ideas?????

Gary in Joplin, Mo.
'65 CL77 Owner

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Post by rbaselt » Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:08 pm

I assume you have already performed the 3 factory adjustments at the clutch handlebar lever, the point where the cable enters the top right side of the crankcase, and the slotted sleeve on the right crankcase cover. Other possibilities: clutch cable has been damaged or is binding; one or more steel clutch discs is warped; clutch friction discs are worn and need replacing. --Randall

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Re: Tight Clutch

Post by LOUD MOUSE » Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:43 am

Is the steel ball in the part the long rod fits into?. ......lm
Had a problem when the CL77 was running of the clutch being tight when cool and getting progressively tighter as the engine and oil warms up.

Got to a point that it was almost impossible to pull the clutch handle at stop lights, etc.

Any ideas?????

Gary in Joplin, Mo.

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Post by joeweir1 » Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:53 pm

I get the same problem occasionaly even with new cable and new fiber disks.Not sure why it is happening.If your using an old cable I would trash it and get a new one.I know one thing,I found I need to change the oil pretty frequently or I begin to have problems with the clutch disks not releasing.I found that out acouple of weeks ago when I road into town and when I left the gas station the clutch would not release.I had a heck of time keeping it to idle trying to get thru town.Once out of town and on the open road it was ok.I did check adjustments which seemed ok.I changed oil and have not had problem since.I am keeping a closer watch on my mileage now and may change it every 200 miles now.

ggray
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tight clutch

Post by ggray » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:19 pm

Well, found one of the problems............

The #10 ball which is located at the end of the clutch rod actually Ø.281 versus the required Ø.3125.

Have replaced it with a proper #10 ball and will follow up as to how it affects the working of the clutch.

Gary
'65 CL77 Owner

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