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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-25-2015, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Default Strange highball clutch issue

I have noticed recently on he highball when it is in gear but the clutch pulled in it is very hard to push, in neutral it is fine. Almost like the clutch is not disengaging. Seems to run fine although she shifts a bit tougher than the XC.

Early signs of clutch failure?
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Yup I noticed this as well on my XCT.
Engine on or off and in neutral, it is always easy to push.
With the engine running, in gear and clutch pulled in, it is easy to push.
With the engine off and clutch pulled in it is hard to push.
I guess it is just the way it is.

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Exactly what I experience.

The XC does not seem to have the same problem oddly.
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Trying not to make this an oil thread, buuuuuut, your oil is making your clutch plates stick together just a little bit. Wait till winter, it'll really stick!

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Is it different cold vs hot?
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A little bit
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Yes, cold oil is thicker, hence 'stickier' than warm oil

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Entirely normal, why would someone desire to push thier bike in gear with the motor running and the clutch pulled in?
They're really designed to be ridden not pushed.
Its the drag of the clutch plates.
When kickstarting my old XS650 Yamaha even in neutral I used to pull the clutch in and give the kicker one go and I could actually feel the plates fully release by the kicker going through its stroke a lot easier.
Then it was fuel on, ignition on and in one kick she would fire up( ok sometimes 2 kicks depending on how the planets were aligned)
Clutch drag.

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With the engine off and clutch pulled in it is hard to push.
I guess it is just the way it is.
That's normal for it to be like that
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If it more of an issue cold, Id vote an oil issue, but not one that has to be addressed. Every bike I have ever owned was like this cold. The heavier the bike, heavier he clutch the more sticky it was cold.
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