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CAN-AM CLUTCH PROBLEM

  • 12 Sep 2009 8:43 PM
    Message # 218195
    Deleted user
    Hey all
     Maybe someone can help. 250 can-am clutch does not disengage, previously would start working if you pushed bike with engine running jumped on and jabbed it in gear as it warmed eventually it would start working normally..but plates seem to stick together when cold. I NOTICE THE MANUAL SUGGESTS JUST REGULAR 10W-30 OIL in the clutch- gearbox maybe this clutch was supposed to work with friction modified oil additives, have always used motorcycle spacefic wet clutch oil. The release mechanism is a ball and ramp device like trident and rocket3, cable and all are fine
     thanks Lez
     
  • 19 Sep 2009 10:38 PM
    Reply # 220692 on 218195
    Anonymous

    sounds like the clutch plates are stuck together, I have a fantic section trials bike, and its very common on these bikes, especially when not ridden regularly.

    I have to   drop the clutch against the wall trick

    I forgot about it once and launched the thing through my garage, i have a big tire mark on the back door to prove it!

    I would change the oil, and if not fixed, i would disassemble the clutch, and try again

    gerry

  • 20 Sep 2009 9:02 AM
    Reply # 220733 on 218195
    Deleted user
    The plates may be oil soaked. Soak them in a tray of white gas, wipe off, & allow to completely dry. Do this OUTSIDE, in the open air, & don't smoke while you do it.
  • 23 Sep 2009 11:53 AM
    Reply # 221867 on 218195
    Anonymous
    Leslie Chislett wrote:Hey all
     Maybe someone can help. 250 can-am clutch does not disengage, previously would start working if you pushed bike with engine running jumped on and jabbed it in gear as it warmed eventually it would start working normally..but plates seem to stick together when cold. I NOTICE THE MANUAL SUGGESTS JUST REGULAR 10W-30 OIL in the clutch- gearbox maybe this clutch was supposed to work with friction modified oil additives, have always used motorcycle spacefic wet clutch oil. The release mechanism is a ball and ramp device like trident and rocket3, cable and all are fine
     thanks Lez
     


    Hi Lez

    Bultaco, SWM and other bikes had or have the same problems.

    Take the clutch apart, clean it and lightly slide  each plate, in a circular motion on both sides, on a plate glass, or equally hard flat surface, on grinding compound or a 225 grit sand paper. This will flatten the plates.

    On reassembly, make sure all springs are tightened equally and the plates in the basket run true. As for oil, I use automatic transmission or 10W30.

    Years ago Don MacMillan and I were at Bobo Guzzo's place and Bob wanted to show Don how well his SWM 270 ran, Bob started the bike and clicked it into gear, the bike took off and stopped on his fence, he had pulled the clutch in to no avail and finally the bike stalled after digging in the rear wheel to the axle. I used to run my 1982 SWM with the clutch pulled in until it freed, then it wasn't to bad.

    My 2 cents, Yves

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


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