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post #1 of 3 Old 09-19-2014, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch work

My friend has a 92 Yamaha TDM850, thought the clutch was possibly slipping. His description was that in the higher rpm's, it felt like a hesitation, then grab. I suggested it could be multiple things including clutch, air/fuel mix, spark, etc.

-Took it apart
-Friction plates looked fine
-Put it back together
-Adjusted the clutch cable
He says now you try to put it in gear, the neutral light goes off but it's not in gear. Is that narrowed down to a clutch plate put on backwards? Pretty sure the friction plates orientation doesn't matter, but what's the effect of a backwards steel plate?

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-19-2014, 11:47 AM
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This is going to sound really dumb...but have you checked the sprockets? I've seen a lot of pictures of sprockets with very little left of the teeth, to the point of where people were ZOMG my clutch is brokedededed.

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Doesn't sound dumb, that's what he was suspecting also. I was judging by the rear sprocket which looks completely good, the front is behind two covers and requires the shift linkage to be removed so that was put off. I was assuming the front should be about the same condition as rear. The chain is rusty, and most likely needs to be tightened.

That will be next as soon as it's back to being rideable and go in gear.

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