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Join Date: Dec 2008
Motorcycle: 1989 GSX600F Katana
Clutch won't disengage on Katana
Ok, so I just bought an '89 GSX600F Katana. I know its not a GSXR, but I believe they use the same clutch as the GSXR 750 of the same year. I've been riding it around for a few days. Last night I was going to take it for a ride, and it wouldn't start. So, I started to push it out of the garage (in gear, with the clutch lever pulled in) and it wouldn't move, so I put it on the center stand and took a look.
After reading several chapters of my repair manual, and doing several hours of adjusting the clutch cable (from the lever, to the adjuster above the clutch cover, to the rod adjuster) I have gotten nowhere. I have adjusted the cable to the correct amount, I've gotten it too loose, and too tight, and none of these worked.
Does anyone have any idea what I should do next?
Also, I took off the cover, to get a better look at the pushrod, should I be able to push it in and disengage the clutch with my hand? Or should the springs be too strong?