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So I got a '96 cr125 and I pull in the clutch, shift to first and it stalls.. any help with clutch adjustment? Maybe it's the clutch basket? :confused:

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Your clutch plates could be worn , do you have any adjustment left at the adjuster on the bar ?

Nope

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pull the right side clutch cover and inspect. More than likely the plates are stuck together from sitting and poor oil conditions in the bike.

You will have to pull the pressure plate and remove the clutch pack. remove each plate stuck to the next, clean, soak in oil, drain the oil in the bike and reinstall. Also inspect the basket, if the fingers are notched (most likely they are!!) you will need a new clutch basket also. do the same for the inner hub

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If he's got no more adjustment at the lever it sounds like an old or improperly adjusted cable.

Before you go buying stuff-

Change trans fluid.

Lube the cable by attaching a cable luber at the bottom, spray brake clean through to clean out the cable, then spray the lube (WD40, cable lube, etc)

Re-install the cable and turn the adjuster at the clutch perch all the way in. Adjust the in-line cable adjuster until you have 4-5mm of freeplay at the lever, then fine tune the adjustment with the adjuster on the clutch perch. (see pic)

Clutches can be grabby in colder weather, so make sure you ride the bike around a bit to really warm it up before diagnosing any further.

After all that, if the bike still lurches in gear, remove the clutch from the bike and clean the steel plates like JJRace explained. Inspect the basket and hub for notching and inspect the clutch plates for warping. Any of those situations can cause a grabby clutch (one that does not disengage)

If a clutch is "worn" it will disengage just fine, but it will slip under load. So Replacing a grabby clutch with a new set of clutch plates may do nothing (unless the old plates are warped).

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Try putting the bike in gear while rolling so it won't stall and ride it around until the clutch works. That's that easiest thing to do if the plates are dry.

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If he's got no more adjustment at the lever it sounds like an old or improperly adjusted cable.

Before you go buying stuff-

Change trans fluid.

Lube the cable by attaching a cable luber at the bottom, spray brake clean through to clean out the cable, then spray the lube (WD40, cable lube, etc)

Re-install the cable and turn the adjuster at the clutch perch all the way in. Adjust the in-line cable adjuster until you have 4-5mm of freeplay at the lever, then fine tune the adjustment with the adjuster on the clutch perch. (see pic)

Clutches can be grabby in colder weather, so make sure you ride the bike around a bit to really warm it up before diagnosing any further.

After all that, if the bike still lurches in gear, remove the clutch from the bike and clean the steel plates like JJRace explained. Inspect the basket and hub for notching and inspect the clutch plates for warping. Any of those situations can cause a grabby clutch (one that does not disengage)

If a clutch is "worn" it will disengage just fine, but it will slip under load. So Replacing a grabby clutch with a new set of clutch plates may do nothing (unless the old plates are warped).

Thanks for the replies. I'm pretty sure it was just the plates that were stuck together (the owner said it was sitting for about 3 months) after warming it up and riding around for a little it started shifting fine. Gonna do a oil change now.. by the way there is no cable going to the clutch? :confused:

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There is no cable going to the clutch? want to put some money on that!

Here is the DUH factor for you: look at the clutch perch, follow the cable to the motor. it will go into the ignition cover. Well in doing all that you just found the cable going to the clutch arm

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