(A)
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(A) asked in Cars & TransportationMotorcycles · 2 years ago

Motorcycles Sitting engine, clutch plates stuck together.Is there a way to get them apart or will I have to replace the clutch pack.?

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  • Joe
    Lv 7
    2 years ago
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    Put the bike in 2nd or 3rd gear, pull the clutch lever and rock the bike back and forth. They will "un stick". It's not uncommon for bike clutch plates to stick after sitting....even for a few days on some bikes.

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  • 2 years ago

    You can start the engine and roll forward then put in gear and hold the clutch in until the clutch plates come free.

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  • 2 years ago

    Just take it into pieces, clean with gasoline . Soak it into oil after drying the gas and reassemble it.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Change oil and filter, try to get it in in neutral and run engine until hot. Or, put on center stand and run with wheel off ground if it wont get in N. Shut down, try clutch again.

    Make sure it isn't just bad clutch hydraulics--often, they get moisture in system from sitting and need a flush and bleed. When this happens, they feel spongy when engine hot

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  • fuzzy
    Lv 6
    2 years ago

    If Joe's solution doesn't do it most wet plate clutches are readily accessible without complete engine pull down. (Can often be done in minutes by lying bike on its side no need to drain sump) Remove basket, soak in solvent, dismantle, clean & reassem & reinstall.

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  • 2 years ago

    Hi so who put the wrong oil in the engine used STP i bet it's like toffee.

    • Anon
      Lv 6
      2 years agoReport

      I had a bike that sat 11 years; oil was still good. (changed it of course anyway.) Clutch needed flush of old dot 3 in system but stiill worked.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Soak in carb cleaner.

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  • 2 years ago

    Actual motorcycle, actual sitting time -and actual oil in 'engine' that is likely a unitary design with tranny, clutch, crankcase as common casting. Might try a cold oil change, fresh batery or charge it, then try to start with clutch lever pulled back, back brake locked while on center stand. brake off, engine started and back wheel turning- pull in clutch lever and apply back brake- sticky clutch plates with fresh oil and dragging from rear may separate, be useable rest of season. Late 1970s sporties that had some of wet/dry clutch linings with newer light tranny fluid sometimes stuck after long over winter storage- that meant try the clutch lever in and back brake while electric starter tried to turn over- short lurch and freed clutch plates most times. Honda 450, 750 with abused clutch and stored sometimes stuck as well- try the starter with wheels up and then hit brakes couple times- worked 1/2 the time. Sporties niot that hard to get to clutch, separated plates and wash with bit of cleaner- or gas or some diesel. .

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  • 2 years ago

    If their stuck together theirs no use in trying to get them apart, just buy a new clutch pack.

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