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chris08170817

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Hi

I went to ride my 2004 vmax the other day. I pulled in the clutch lever kicked it in gear and it stalled seemed like the clutch not disengaging. I rebuilt the master cylinder reverse bled it. It seemed like it was better but still same result bike stalls. I don't ride it much would have been the first time out this year bike only has 6500 miles on it. I was wondering if maybe the clutch was just stuck or what might be the problem it was fine when I rode it last year but like I said it hasn't been rode in about 8 months just started engine only
 

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I've had the disk stick before, after long lay ups. I put the front tire up against a tree and let the clutch out a few times. It eventually frees up. As long as the master and slave are operating normal.
 

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I haven't had that type of problem on a VMax but I have had it on other bikes. Some oils are more-susceptible to this and some clutches are more-susceptible to it (apparently the friction compound). I had an H1 Mach III into-which I installed a Barnett clutch, and overnight, it would lock-up. I just got in the habit of starting the bike, holding the front brake full-on, and releasing the clutch, which would release the plates, and it would operate normally after that. That is, until the next morning.

The against a tree or a wall method should do the trick. You just need to have the plates freed-up so oil can circulate among the friction disc/'steelies' stack.
 

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PSA: If you're in your garage and go against the wall, make sure you're on a stud. Don't ask me how I know that.
 

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Thanx Guys Okay should i go for second gear against the tree , because as soon as I kick the bike into first with the clutch handle pulled in it stalls
 

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Save the trees!

Do the 'immovable object' technique against a wall. Preferably a CBS (masonry) wall. I can see someone not-perfectly lined-up against a tree, the tire slips sideways, and they end-up on the ground, w/the bike on-top of 'em.

The picture of the wheel/tire through the gypsum board is a graphic one! Don't be 'that guy!'

Motorcycle vs. building.png
 

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Thanx Guys Okay should i go for second gear against the tree , because as soon as I kick the bike into first with the clutch handle pulled in it stalls
It will stall a few times until the disk break free. I'm not suggesting pop the clutch at 5k. And the breaks are our friend too.
 

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My '99 VFR has a sticky clutch--overnight, it'll lock up and the next morning, the bike will stall when I click it into gear. (I installed new frictions and steels not long after getting the bike, but then it sat for several years while I was working on R&Ring second gear due to rounded gear engagement dogs.) If I pump the clutch about 10 times before first engaging it on a cold start, the bike will usually try to jump forward a little bit when I click the shifter into first gear, but it won't stall.
 

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Does the bike jump forward before it stalls? If not, you might want to check you side stand switch.....
 

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