Clutch not working

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  1. Sruiz67

    Sruiz67 New Member

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    Me and my fiancé were outriding and everything was fine but today I was washing her blaster and noticed the clutch wasn't working. I would pull in the clutch lever but it wasn't rolling. I adjusted all I could but at the clutch lever perch, but still won't work. Do I need a new clutch, or is there another way to adjust it? How hard is it to do a clutch on the blaster? I did a clutch on my yz250 and it takes me like 45 mins. So not sure what will have to be done on the blaster. Again the issue here is while it's in gear and not running, I pull in the clutch and it does not freely roll. I had noticed the other day that it was clicking really hard when I would start it in neutral and click it in first with the clutch in. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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    I'd check the externals, lines and arm just in case...getting to the clutch isn't too hard but taking it apart requires a few special tools if you gotta remove it...sounds like it isn't engaging, I'd take it apart and see if anything looks odd

    LOTS of videos out there that are very helpful. Sparkygarage on youtube has a lot of stuff and some clutch info as well as Ken O' Conner
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    May be bad springs
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    Awk08 Moderator Staff Member Technician

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    possible the clutch cable is stretched beyond the limit ?
    does your girl pull the clutch and coast for long distances, especially at high rpms ?
    she may have welded the ball to the pressure plate rod inside, or just spun the adjusting nut out of adjustment ?

    try pushing the actuator rod with channel locks and see if it disengages ?

    if not, time to open it up and have a look, the adjusting nut on the pressure plate should be tight to it. but don't just tighten it, there's a procedure (in vids below)

    might as well pull the springs and pressure plate to see if the little ball bearing is welded to the rod ? (contact ken oconnor for new ball/rod if needed )

    clutch assembly vids (kens is prolly in #3-4 ?)

    http://www.blasterforum.com/engine-13/blaster-clutch-assembly-vid-42901/

    http://www.blasterforum.com/engine-13/kor-engine-assembly-vids-no-crank-puller-needed-51169/
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    Awk, who knows what she does when she rides. When I bought the damn thing she said she would not get on it. Now she comes with me, I take my Kawasaki 300 dirt bike, and she tears up the trails with me. Haha today I started it and let it warm and it seemed to run around fine. I will order a clutch to have and some brake pads cause she is rough on those little shoes. I think I will wait till it goes out. When it goes out I will do the clutch? Your thoughts?
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    A clutch is cheap and very easy done, I would just order the clutch and a new cable and check the ball when you have it opened. You can get away doing it without any specialist tools but I would recommend buying the tusk clutch tool. And I'd change your gear oil while I was there
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    Yup I will do that. Is a new cable needed? And what is that clutch tool do? I did my yz250 without any special tools. I know it's not the same but it is the only thing I can compare to. Thanks for the help
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    no special tools needed to just replace the clutch plates, only needed for doing the basket/engine disassembly

    if the cable is out of adjustment at the lever, it's time for a new one.

    if the clutch is working now, might have just been some plates sticking ?
    was the engine warm/cold ?

    if it's not slipping, chances are it just a cable, internal rod adjustment, or fluid needs changed issue

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