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This is a discussion on 1984 Honda Shadow Vt700c Cafe Racer within the Project Builds forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; If you disassembled the slave cylinder, are you sure you bled all the air out of the line after it went back together? Kind of ...

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    If you disassembled the slave cylinder, are you sure you bled all the air out of the line after it went back together?

    Kind of stating the obvious, but troubleshooting means doing that sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wydglyd View Post
    Sorry Dude, but that must be the Dumbest thing I've ever heard of. To have a rear wheel spinning on a jack and dropping on the ground??? Come on!! That is so dangerous. Check the clutch by having it on the ground and rock it backwards and forwards, that should release it. If not take the side cover off and see if there is any movement on the clutch when you pull the lever. NOT Rocket science.
    Good Luck.
    That does sound stupid, I didnt actually drop it!
    I had shut it off, lowered it, and removed the jack, and then started it again.
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    I think Hillsey is right about the sticking clutch plates. If you are sure you have the slave cylinder etc bled, then try to unstick them. I dragged home a Honda this spring that had been sitting a long time. It took a fair bit to get them unstuck. Getting the engine up to operating temperature will help. I had a Penton once that had sat for years. The plates were stuck so badly I thought I was going to have to disassemble the thing. I ended up bump starting it and thrashing it with the clutch pulled in for what seemed like forever. Probably about 10 minutes. Easy to do on a Penton in a field... maybe not so wise to do with a Shadow on the street. Neutral is your friend...

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    I have to figure out what Im going to do, its about to go into winter here MA, USA. That means the bike is in my basement(down some steap stairs). If I can find a safe way to start it and test this in my basement (properly secure it, and run the exhaust fumes out) then I will. Other wise I'll have to wait until spring, or open the clutch plate/cover and un-gum & clean it out by hand.

    What do you guys think?

    Also Penton = Rad bikes dude!
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    Don't do any of that shit in your basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Lord View Post
    Other wise I'll have to wait until spring, or open the clutch plate/cover and un-gum & clean it out by hand.

    What do you guys think?
    I think in the time it would take you to properly secure the bike and set up an exhaust extraction method you could have pulled the clutch cover and cleaned it out about three times.
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    Holy cow is this for real? If clutch repair is a huge task, maybe owning an old bike isn't such a good idea. Drain the oil, pull the clutch cover and find out what's wrong. Entire job should take about thirty minutes. I've got more time than that invested in reading this thread over the last few days. I hate to be such a dill, but c'mon take it apart and LOOK at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gs1327 View Post
    Holy cow is this for real? If clutch repair is a huge task, maybe owning an old bike isn't such a good idea. Drain the oil, pull the clutch cover and find out what's wrong. Entire job should take about thirty minutes. I've got more time than that invested in reading this thread over the last few days. I hate to be such a dill, but c'mon take it apart and LOOK at it.
    Exactly !
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    This thing is more gummed up than a movie theater's floors after a movie premier.
    What should I use to clean it?
    I heard break cleaner was good, use it and then dry it up by blowing it out with an air compressor?
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    Sounds to me like you're looking for an easy route on cleaning. How about you take the engine completely apart and see what needs to be cleaned, replaced and resealed before just spraying brake cleaner through the side of the case...

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