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i just picked up a cb550 that has been sitting for decades. i got the motor to run after cleaning the jets, but the clutch doesn't disengage. the cable is pulling the release arm fine, but i think the clutch is seized. is this the most likely cause? any tips for repairing? i guess i have to drain the fresh oil i just paid $20 for?
 

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yeah, the plates are just gummed up and stuck. you might have to pull it apart. sometimes just moving it with the lever can free it. sometimes rolling it and moving the clutch will slip it and move it. but yep, theyre probably stuck.

jc

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update:
so i ended up removing the clutch and freeing the plates. reinstall and test drove. shifts and engages very nicely. first time the bike has self motivated in over 20 years. i'm pretty happy about it! it looks lovely beside my 72 cb750! (even though its poop brown in color)
 
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