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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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My wife's 1300 2006 with Motor Trike kit on it. Last fall we went to Eureka Springs Ark. about 300 miles from home for some twisty road fun and when we got to the motel she said she couldn't get the bike to shift or go into neutral without shutting engine off first. so I pushed it into parking place and left it there till the next day. The next morning when I went down and tried to start the bike and test the clutch it worked fine, and did the same for the rest of the trip. I had installed a new clutch cable about a week before we left on trip. Anyone have any ideal what happened?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 08:22 PM
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I would not only check, but lube shift linkage and pivot.. It needs done regularly and seems like a good starting place.. No parts required..

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Thanks Starr but I did that last summer after reading a post on it.
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I should mention when we got to motel and my wife told me about the problems I tried to start the bike with clutch pulled in the bike would lurch forward like the clutch was out.
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Souds like an adjustment issue.

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Glenn CPR still bolted up tight???
What was the issue on the "clutch fade" thread??
Take a picture of the CPR with the bottom bracket..

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Strange???
What oil are you using?
Could have plates stuck together?
Hard to picture adjustment issue with how & when it acted up.

Although I have had some 'drag' now and then that goes away in few min.
Check my clutch cable and adjustment and all seems well.
Have no idea why it does it....????



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I had something similar happen when I adjusted my clutch once. I wanted it to be tighter, thinking that it would give me more control and possibly better/firmer contact with the plates in the clutch. Right after that, I went on a trip up to Red River, about 200 miles away. No problems the entire trip up, and a few jaunts around the area, but when I started coming back home, it started slipping, and I could barely move the bike, even with the clutch all the way out. I tried loosening it a little, but barely any change. Finally, a friend stopped to help, and he let the clutch back out to where it was when I started, and the bike ran pretty much "normal". You might have adjusted yours too much, too. As others have suggested, lubing would also be good.

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Hans sorry the pics took so long, the person that had the bike before us put risers on the handle bars and now the cable doesn't fit in the bottom holder. So when I adjusted the clutch I set it so it doesn't jump when putting it gear. Guess I'm not smart enough to insert pics.
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The center cable pulls and the reaction of the outer cable is to push and that is how the thing works
on a handlebar. The bottom end has to be bolted in place to the bracket on the engine case.
The force of the inner cable is opposed at the outer cable.
The R/S cable is a few inches longer. Aftermarket has longer lengths.

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