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I just replaced my clutch cable, because the original was worn out. and fraying in spots. now when I pull the clutch lever, while the bike is in gear it won't roll. oh yeah my bike doesn't run yet. (see other threads) I have used the adjustment screws and still nothing. the CL350 only has 5K miles on it, so I know the clutch should still be good. and when I bought the bike a few weeks ago I didn't have this problem. and lastly when I pull the clutch lever in, it is very stiff and doesn't want to snap back to the original postition. sorry about so many questions, I just am in the need of help and really want to get started on my CL. and convert it to cafe style.

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sounds like it is binding somewhere, check to make sure there is nothing pinching or kinking the cable in the frame.
 

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clutch plates could be stuck together from sitting for so long. They'll stick after an hour or so on and need to be freed up to bump start.
 

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Pull off the clutch cover. Where the cable end engages is a small round plate that the push rod rests in. There's a small ball bearing that sits trapped at the end of the pushrod, nestled inside the round plate. Check to make sure the ball bearing's still there/centered in its little home. If it's not, there's your problem. If its lost, the ball bearing is about the same size as one from the stock steering stem bearing ring.













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I thanx for the advice. here is a little more detail. I changed the clutch cable due to wear and sloppiness in the cable. so I took the cover off the engine, and there was so much dirt and grime, and grease build up. so I cleaned it all, and now that it is mentioned, I should double check the bearing and make sure that it is seated right, I know that it is still there, I had to clean all of that up too. I guess that I just doubted that I put it together correctly

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