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post #1 of 9 Old 04-16-2017, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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First Gear Clutch Won't Disengage

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Late last season I cracked my clutch cover of my 04 ZX6r in a spill. Recently I replaced the cover as well as the spark plugs, air filter and did an oil change; however, after these changes, when I put it in first gear, there is a significant amount of forward movement from the rear wheel as if the clutch is not disengaged (even though the clutch lever is fully pulled in). I have played around with the clutch cable adjustments and it doesn't seem to have any effect.

I am wondering if this could be from installing the clutch cover incorrectly or if there are other issues? I don't believe changing the spark plugs/air filter/oil could have caused this. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
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It doesn't sound like you've touched anything that should result in a change in clutch action..... the list of what could be happening is pretty big, and the best answer is to take it apart and check it out.

If the bike sat for some length of time with little or no oil on the clutch, the clutch and friction plates could have rusted together.
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Thanks for the insights. I guess I will bite the bullet and pull the clutch apart.
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The clutch cover on some bikes needs to be installed properly to get the correct slack at the clutch cover end. Make sure to do just as the manual reads. My R1 is a pain in the ass to get right. It sounds like you didn't do it right.
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The lever down at the clutch cover needs to be pointed correctly to get the correct slack at the upper lever.
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The lever down at the clutch cover needs to be pointed correctly to get the correct slack at the upper lever.
Thanks for the help Prophet. I plan to take the cover off again this weekend so I will check over where the wire attaches to the cover and see if it went on correctly
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If you think the plates might be stuck you can let it run on a stand and it should come free eventually. Won't help if you've installed something wrong though
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On my R1 the lower clutch lever at the case has a mark on the lever itself and there is a mark on the case as well. You have to line up the marks when you place the cover back on the bike. Then you know the thing is lined up correctly.
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