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I have a 1989 GSXR 1100. When ever I put my bike into gear the bike jerks and the engine dies. For some reason it appears the clutch is not disengaging the way it needs, but enough jerk the bike before it dies. I have filled the clutch reservoir with DOT 4 brake fluid and bled my clutch, and nothing. Will you please help.
 

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Take it out & ride it. Your clutch plates may be stuck together, sometimes they will break free by just putting some miles on it.
If that does'nt work, pull it apart clean & inspect them. You can get the specs for them from a local dealer or someone on the board will have them. (I don't have a manual or I would tell you)
If they are'nt within spec replace them with new ones. Make sure you buy both drive & drivin plates and springs at the same time. If they are good, soak them in fresh oil over night and reinstall.
Hope that helps you out.
 
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Hey thanks for the info. I had to start in first gear and kind of ride it out to get going. While riding around the block in first gear, I compressed the clutch and it did not respond, i could stop because it would kill so I did alot of yielding, it's really stuck I think. Do you have any suggestions before I tear into it with out a manual?
 

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get the manuel.
unless you are a talented mech.
-Karl
 

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Originally posted by KJ1:
get the manuel.
unless you are a talented mech.
-Karl
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I agree with KJ1, but if you do get into it, pay CLOSE attn to how it came apart.
I would also try riding it around for a while. Keep working the clutch lever. It won't free up in just a putt up & down the street, give it some time to heat up. Just stay off the main roads
 

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No offense intended man, like you said put a couple miles on it, I have never had any clutch trouble with my 92 1100(same motor I think) 1127 right?
any way if you do start tearing into it good luck
I have a manuel if you need something looked up just ask me I could even scan the pages out for you and email them to you, my email addy is
[email protected]
(sorry I can be a smart ass at times)
good luck
 

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I've got the manual for the `89 1100, pics follow... It's really not such a big deal to get into the clutch, and with the hydraulic actuator, it's actually easier than fiddling around with the cable... HOWEVER, *before* you pull that clutch cover off, do yourself a favor and change your oil (use a high-quality synthetic) and see if that helps you out any. Sometimes, when they sit for a while, condensation can form in the crankcase, and it's not nice for the clutch, but it's worse for your main bearings and other motor components... sometimes an oil-change alone can free up a stuck clutch on a bike that's not been ridden for a while, and if you're a cheapskate like me, you can get the cover off without draining the oil if you lean it over on a milk crate on it's left side first... if you do this, be *certain* to avoid getting pieces of gasket down in the clutch housing while it's apart.

For these images, 56K beware, you will need to cut and paste the URL and you might have to view my homepage site at http://fastcat.gixxer.com first in order to get them to work.

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I think that's all the applicable pages from the manual, email me if you need anything else from it, `k?

Good luck!
 

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Also while you have the cover off check to see that your actuator is working as well. They do go bad from time to time.
Bones
 

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take the clutch out the bike...you should have 10 steels and 10 fibers...starting with a steel first, reinstall the clutch...make sure with the steels that the sharp edge of the steel is facing you as you install them....if don't do this correctly it will change your stack height and that sounds like the problem that you are having...also run a good synthetic oil...we use mobil 15/50 tri synthetic...if you are still having problems feel free to contact us at the shop...make sure when you put the pressure plate back on that it goes down into the grooves of the inner hub...also make sure that the retainer clip fits back into the groove correctly...if all else fails, try replacing the hydraulic slave that is on the sprocket cover...i have seen them go bad to where it will move just enough fluid to make you think it is working properly but it is actually losing it's bleed(pressure)and not disengaging the clutch all the way...

dwayne

[ 03-10-2002, 09:03 AM: Message edited by: BBWATERCOOL ]
 

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before you go pulling the clutch assembly apart, check to see that the actuator's working. pull off the countershaft cover and put the pushrod into the slave cylinder, then pull the clutch lever and see if the pushrod moves. it may be that there's still air in the system (did you bleed the master cylinder?), or that there's so much crud on the pushrod (flung from the chain) that it's not moving too well.

if the actuator mechanism checks out okay, then it's time to tear into the clutch.
 

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Before pulling anything apart, the NASA approved hi-tech method of unsticking a GSXR clutch is to move the front wheel until it is touching something unmoveable, like a cement wall or large tree. Then you rev the motor in neutral between 3-4k. At this point, dump the tranny into 1st. This usually takes care of it.
 
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