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ticklezzr

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ticklezzr says:

zzr600e clutch

hi need help with zzr600e1, when starting bike in gear with clutch lever pulled in its wants to pull forward,top and bottom clutch adjusters are at there maximum even with new clutch cable fitted.once bike is running and in gear and i,m riding  clutch and gears operate as normal then when i come to a stop with bike in 1st gear it no longer wants to pull forward.only pulls forward when trying to start bike when in first gear or when selecting 1st from neutral after starting.

any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated

thanks

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

drag

It`s called clutch drag,this can be caused by the wrong engine oil put in,shows up more in the cold weather when the oil is thicker.What oil is in the bike?

Mineral,semi/synthetic,fully synthetic,10/40,20/50,car oil,motorcycle oil,cooking oil?

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ticklezzr

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ticklezzr says:

zzr600e clutch

not a clue whats in there garage changed oil when clutch was serviced

 

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

garage

Now you tell us about a garage,what was the problem in the first place?

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ticklezzr

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ticklezzr says:

zzr600e clutch

sorry clutch slipping (knackered) bike would not move when in gear had plates replaced mechanic said they were completely burnt out

 

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

plates

Starting from cold pull the clutch lever in and still in nuetral (not in gear) start the bike,keep the clutch lever in for a minute until the engine revs slow down to 1,000 to 1,100 rpm.The new plates need bedding in for short while hoping the oil is correct. When and what mileage since new plates? 

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ticklezzr

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ticklezzr says:

zzr600e clutch

plates replaced summer 2011 not sure on milage,would guess around 1000/1500 miles since they were replaced

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

oil

Looking at your mileage i would warm the engine then tie back the clutch lever for a minute (engine running) switch off then drop the oil and change the filter,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KAWASAKI-ZZR600-D-E-1990-2001-SILKOLENE-OIL-AND-FILTER-/400339196837?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item5d36135ba5#ht_3640wt_1328

replace filter&oil and run on tickover for a minute then release the clutch lever.

This is for U.K. weather (crap) for colder countries it`s thinner oil and fully synthetic.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

ZZR clutch

Did the garage check/change the steel plates as well as the friction plates? What about the springs? Something isn't right there.
You shouldn't be getting that amount of clutch drag.

As Jaffa said, new oil might help. Mineral or semi synthetic will be fine. Don't waste your money on fully synthetic. Also, make sure it's MOTORBIKE oil and the right specification too.

Might be worth getting a haynes manual and having a look at the clutch yourself. It's a VERY easy job to do.



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ticklezzr

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ticklezzr says:

clutch

any special tools needed to do clutch myself ?

 

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

adjustment

Just noticed your initial post again,if your on maximum adjustment top/bottom with the correct cable how long has it been like this?

Also did you keep a little lever play after the clutch was fitted.

Also does the clutch bite at halfway lever travel?

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