Clutch Question

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by Michigander, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Michigander

    Michigander New Member

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    Hello,
    New to the site this evening. My question is, is it a problem starting the bike without the clutch pack in place. I presently am working on my bike and have the clutch removed. While waiting for my parts to arrive I'd like to do a little tune up and need to run the bike. Just don't want to do any damage running it without the clutch assembled.
    Thanks,
    Michigander
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    So what type of engine and primary configuration do you have???
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    You have the clutch plates and chain off?
     
  4. Michigander

    Michigander New Member

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    Rev tech engine. Open primary with only clutch pack and pressure plate removed
     
  5. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Doesn't your starter work off the clutch? Oh, and welcome aboard the forum.:s
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    And the clutch shell and belt is still on?
     
  7. Michigander

    Michigander New Member

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    yes it is still on
     
  8. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    What holds the clutch shell to the main shaft?
     
  9. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    If the mainshaft nut is in place and holding the clutch basket correctly and the chain is correctly adjusted and lubricated and you do not run it very long i would think it would be ok although the primary chain will flap about a wee bit and throw oil everywhere and would be a bit of a danger
    I would tend not to do it unless i refitted the primary cover as at times like this something will end up contacting the spinning parts whether it is a dropped screw or tool or a body part

    Brian
     
  10. Michigander

    Michigander New Member

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    It is an open primary so there is no oil. I don't believe it would be a problem because the only difference is the clutch plates and pressure plate would not be in place. The clutch basket and hub are held in place with the hub nut. I just thought I'd ask and see if anyone else has done this successfully
    Thanks