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Old 03-23-2015, 02:29 PM   #1
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I guess it's time to ask for help...clutch cover issue

I'm starting to feel like a moron....seriously....

I had to replace the oil seal in my clutch cover linkage and now I can not for whatever reason get the clutch cover back on. I've wiggled it, moved it, tilted it, jiggled it all while moving the lever clockwise. It wants to catch, but I can't get it on far enough to catch. Seems like its getting hung up on something. Seems to be held up on those dowel pins coming out from those two gears: The cover will pivot on the area where those pins stick out, but I can't get it on far enough for it to catch. I'm about to lose my sh*t!!!!!!!!! Apparently a valve adjustment is no issue, but I am incapable of re-installing my clutch cover....

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Old 03-23-2015, 02:31 PM   #2
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Are you rotating the clutch release lever as you try to install the cover?
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Old 03-23-2015, 02:37 PM   #3
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Are you rotating the clutch release lever as you try to install the cover?
^ gets me every time!
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Old 03-23-2015, 02:37 PM   #4
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Are you rotating the clutch release lever as you try to install the cover?
Yes, I place to cover into position and as I begin to rotate the lever, it tries to catch, but slips off. There is a 1cm gap between the cover and the case toward the front of the bike as I make my attempts. I'm seriously perplexed. I feel like it needs to go on just a bit further in order to catch.
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Old 03-23-2015, 02:54 PM   #5
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If it is indeed those two pins, have you tried lubing them with some gear oil to see if they aren't binding when the two surfaces meet? I have no idea what the inside of the cover looks like or if those even fit into a portion of the cover.
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If it is indeed those two pins, have you tried lubing them with some gear oil to see if they aren't binding when the two surfaces meet? I have no idea what the inside of the cover looks like or if those even fit into a portion of the cover.
Haven't tried that, but there are two places those pin slide into. I am guessing I just need the right position and some finesse.
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That would be my guess as well. Sometimes it's the smallest things, lol. Try rubbing some fresh oil on em and see if that doesn't help to work them in.
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Ok tried for the 100th time, its not lining up with the starter reduction gear and the idler gear. I am about to go insane. If I pull the idler gear out, the starter reduction gear will sag a little and the cover goes on just fine without issue. What could possibly be going on here?
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All sorted out. Had the gears bound up incorrectly. Bizarre.
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:48 PM   #10
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:26 PM   #11
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I was about to take a hammer to it...

Oh well, now I know what to check next time.
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