Clutch Stuck

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  1. Frank The Tank

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    Just a general question. I have a 2008 VFR. Its been in storage for awhile. Cranked up nice. When I put into first, it locks up like the clutch isn't pulled back. I have done the rocking back and forth. Anybody got any tips. Replaced engine oil. Let it warm up. Put on center stand and put into gear, wheel turns, pop in gear and, goes dead. (kick stand is up).

    Any tips will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Off the centerstand

    Does the motor stop like you hit the kill switch? Or does it lurch forward then die?

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    It Lurches forward like I put it in gear with out the clutch pulled in.
     
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    Have you tried bleeding the slave cylinder for the clutch pushrod?

    Guessing clutch plates sticky or clutch hydraulics have air bubbles

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    When I remove oil cap. I can see Clutch plates move when I squeeze. I really suck at bleeding lines, but I think you are right. I think I need to drain everything and bleed them out. I just got out of the military, I was gone for a while and had bike garaged. Thank you for the response.
     
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    Draining it completely will make it Really difficult to get a good fill.

    I suggest trying a bleed at the slave cylinder and see what the fluid looks like. Top up your master as needed.

    I like to attach a clear hose to the bleed nipple and hang it straight vertical. Then you can see if there's bubbles coming out and if you are late to close the bleeder then you've still got fluid to suck in instead of air

    Worst case you have to drain the system but you can get big bubbles out from the banjo fittings.




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    Got it!! Will Do. If I get into trouble, there is a bike shop near by.
     
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    Hopefully a hydraulic bleed is all it needs.

    Thank you for your service!

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    My take is it needs bleeding as well. You should be able to find a How To video somewhere......
     
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    If you can see the clutch plates moving a little then I doubt you need to bleed the line but it can't hurt. I'd suggest you simply have plates that are stuck together with old/cold oil. You may need to get a bit more "medieval" on the bike and jolt the clutch harder to free the plates, I would let the engine get properly hot first on the centrestand, then turn it off. Put it in first and push/pull back and forth with the clutch pulled in.
     
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