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Clutch dragging - May 25, 2013, 05:46 PM

I'm picking up an 08 Buell XB9 tomorrow and the clutch drags. When it's in first gear and the clutch lever is pulled in,the bike wants to move forward a bit. The guy selling it says he's tried adjusting the clutch by turning the screw,but it didn't fix it. What else could it be?


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Well you see, Norm, itís like thisÖA herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.-Cliff Claven

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May 25, 2013, 06:35 PM

Too thick oil viscosity.
Plates are "gummed" up and not fully separating when clutch is in.
Its happened to me on a used R1.

But I only know about Jap bikes... this could be way off on a Buell.

Cure was fresh oil and now plate (cause they were burnt).


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May 25, 2013, 06:47 PM

How hard is it to replace the plates?


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May 25, 2013, 07:07 PM

He just turned a screw?

It probably just needs to be adjusted properly.
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At a minimum there's two places of adjustment on most normal bikes. Once all of the proper
adjustment procedures are done then move on to possible plates and such.
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May 25, 2013, 07:20 PM

There's the cable adjustment,then there's the adjustment screw which you turn CCW until it stops,then 1/4 turn CW. He said he did that.


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May 25, 2013, 08:37 PM

Plates are easy.
Like most oem parts... they are typically the same or more then performance aftermarkets.
I went with a Barnett carbon kevlar kit. About $125... done in an hour or so.

Make sure your shits adjusted right before you spend the money and time... but then again if its been out of adjustment for a while, the plates could be toasted and wouldnt hurt to replace them.

Since I am currently unemployed, I'd be happy to help. I kinda have to stay around the house (baby duty), but if you ride up to Frederick, I will supply tools, knowledge, and drinks.

Let me know


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May 25, 2013, 09:19 PM

Could also be that the clutch basket is on too tight. (Happened to me once, it was over-torqued and was basically rubbing metal on metal. Generally a bad thing.)


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May 25, 2013, 09:38 PM

if the plates are bad or burnt then normally they will slip. dragging it normally an adjustment issue or if the plates are sticking, if sticking you can just take them out and clean them and new oil and they should work again for a while.
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