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Old 12-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Doing my first clutch so far so good, bike in neutral green light on but as I tightened the
the last bolt I swear it sounded like it popped in gear, green light on tire moves free please i need some input.
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Does the tire still spin freely?
Even in neutral, with the rear off the ground there is enough drag for the rear tire to spin with the engine running. If the rear tire doesn't spin freely it's in gear or half in half out. With the engine off check the rear to confirm whether its in neutral or not then cycle between first, second and neutral to see if the light comes on and goes out like it should.
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Yup I got it on the lift and back tire spins free, it just sounds off, the starter almost sounds
like its kicking back when I give it a quilt hit
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I could just be paranoid being first time
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My rear tire does not spin in Nuetral while on a lift. Never has in the 3 years I've owned it. Barnett clutch this past summer.
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Could it be your clutch cables need adjustment?
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Could it be your clutch cables need adjustment?
Not likely. Its exactly where I want the friction zone to be on the lever and cable down at the adjustment screw.

Although, I'd like to see more opinions on this. I would ponder that it's not adjusted properly if the tire does spin?
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Not likely. Its exactly where I want the friction zone to be on the lever and cable down at the adjustment screw.

Although, I'd like to see more opinions on this. I would ponder that it's not adjusted properly if the tire does spin?
Adjusting the clutch to get the rear to spin or not when in neutral will have no effect at all. That is cause by naturally occurring drag in the gears and shafts and becomes more pronounced the thicker the blood you put in the crankcase. On the lift with the engine running in neutral the back slowly turns, grab hold of it it stops. That your's does not would lead me to believe either your rear brake is dragging a little and/or you run closer to the factory recommend 10w40 in the case. If you can't manually spin the rear in neutral you have a seriously dragging brake. really bad bearings, or something horribly wrong in the pumpkin.
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Yup I got it on the lift and back tire spins free, it just sounds off, the starter almost sounds
like its kicking back when I give it a quilt hit
The starter always kicks back upon shut-down due to compression turning the crank back a few degrees, what maybe 20 to 45 degrees. This transfers rotation back through the one-way starter clutch (different clutch) and pushes the starter motor which is normally geared down in the starter-to-engine direction but geared up in the engine-to-starter direction. It is not anything to be worried about. Mine can be heard every time I shut 'er down.
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Adjusting the clutch to get the rear to spin or not when in neutral will have no effect at all. That is cause by naturally occurring drag in the gears and shafts and becomes more pronounced the thicker the blood you put in the crankcase. On the lift with the engine running in neutral the back slowly turns, grab hold of it it stops. That your's does not would lead me to believe either your rear brake is dragging a little and/or you run closer to the factory recommend 10w40 in the case. If you can't manually spin the rear in neutral you have a seriously dragging brake. really bad bearings, or something horribly wrong in the pumpkin.
Brakes not dragging. I lift the bike on a regular basis to clean the white walls. Have to spin the tire to thoroughly clean, clean. I use Synthetic 10w-30w Mobil 1. I had the brake drag once when loaded gear and the wife. So, I know where the pressure point is for the brake pedal under a load. DJ drive and rear end is serviced/ greased on a regular intervals.
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