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I have an 83' roadster and my clutch wont come out of neutral

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I have an 83' roadster and my clutch wont come out of neutral and if it does it is not completely disengaged, so it might as well be in neutral. What are common issues with these problems and how can I fix it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Wayne S. replied 1 year ago.
Are you saying that the clutch is slipping and the bike will not move?If so then the clutch unit in the left primary case may needthe plates or discs replaced. The cover has to come off andthen the clutch spring removed and the plates are metal and fibretypes. The fibre plates get burned out after a time. The metalplates can get warped from heat and cause a jerky clutch.Here is a picture:http://partstream.arinet.com/Image?arik=MODYWdngw7QH4Cr6xUiP&arib=HDM&arim=GL308UVcLTvsbODG9vR6nQ2&aria=uXxbRkF-gtYmC7V0rMq9iQ2&ariz=2&ariv=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.granitestateharleystore.com%2Foempartfinder.htm
Expert:  Wayne S. replied 1 year ago.
Try this picture link instead, the other one might not work:
(copy/paste in your browser)
http://members.shaw.ca/wsamel/XLS83.png
http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af190/ND-Activist/clutch-1.jpg
This shows the primary cover off and the clutch on the right
and primary chain. The clutch plates are inside the clutch.
The clutch spring uses a tool to compress it so the nuts
can be removed safely to get the plates out.
Let me know what info you need.
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