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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-31-2015, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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After riding about 160 miles my 2014 cct with just over 2,300 miles on it, it broke down. I was pulling up to stopped traffic, pulled in the clutch and nothing. Was going from 3rd to 2nd gear at about 15 mph and was going slow enough the bike almost instantly started chugging. I was able to get it off the road under power but was a rough stop with this beast.

When I pull in the clutch it's moving below at the case so I know the cable isn't broken but there's no feel to it. After sitting for 2 hours waiting for a tow truck it's now sitting in my garage waiting for the dealership to open next week.

Anyone have any idea what might have happened? The bike was running great up to this point and totally took me by surprise...
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Even though your bike is under warranty, here's hoping someone chimes in saying its a simple home repair, just remove the primary cover and....
Then your bike won't be amolderin' in the shop during riding season. C'mon fellas, help out this Vic owner in need.

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How much is it moving at the bottom end? Try disconnecting the cable from the pivot at the bottom. Let spring out to where it wants to be, then try moving it by hand and see how it feels. You should not be able to move it inwards my much if at all. Put it back together and readjust the clutch. PAy attention to the solid metal bend...make sure it is not contributing to the problem

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I know the OP and he tells me there is no resistance on the clutch lever. Its as if something inside the primary housing has come loose. I tried to get a good view of what's going on in there by looking at the service manual, but the image that came up was too small. Anyone have an idea of what happened?

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If there is no resistance or spring tension at all I don't know what it might be but if there is then the clutch was adjusted too tight. If this is the case the clutch has been slipping and wearing for the time is was adjusted this way and wore out. It will just need new clutch plates to fix. I'd look into the Barnett plates if this is the case and see if Lloydz has them in stock. http://www.lloydz.com/store/item_vie...itemid=1000035
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How much is it moving at the bottom end? Try disconnecting the cable from the pivot at the bottom. Let spring out to where it wants to be, then try moving it by hand and see how it feels. You should not be able to move it inwards my much if at all. Put it back together and readjust the clutch. PAy attention to the solid metal bend...make sure it is not contributing to the problem
It moves about 1/4". Tried what you suggested and nothing. This has me baffled. I've never had anything like this happen before. It will be interesting to see what going on once they remove the side cover...
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On other bikes I have had the shaft that the clutch pivot is attached to has gear teeth on it inside the case. These are used to work the clutch mechanism in and out. Something sheared or out of alignent inside I would guess....

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Tighten the f*ck outta the cable and see if you can still pull it?? Just puttin out the stuff I would try...

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HEy VT1602...I've been to Hillsboro lots of time over the years....Intel...lol

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I just got mine back after a week of sitting in shop with a tranny problem, I couldn't shift into first or second or downshift, third thru sixth were ok, ended being a spring inside that was defective had no tension... Just putting it out ther

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