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on my 1971 cb175 barn find, the clutch will not disengage, when I pull the lever, the lever down by the front sprocket moves up and down but the rod that goes thru the rear of the engine to the clutch does not move, I have tried to adjust it but no luck. should the rod move back and forth? how do I fix it? is it stripped?
 

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I have the right side crankcase off, so I will take the clutch apart and see if its rusted, also want to check the condition of the clutch plates.
 

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On the clutch adjuster see if the ball bearing is in between the clutch thread piece and the clutch rod. If the ball is missing the clutch rod wont move when the lever is pulled.


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On the clutch adjuster see if the ball bearing is in between the clutch thread piece and the clutch rod. If the ball is missing the clutch rod wont move when the lever is pulled.


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how do I check for a missing ball bearing?
 

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When you remove the left hand side cover, the clutch rod actuator arm can be removed/disengaged from the side cover. Then you look down inside and there is a ball bearing. It's about 5/8" in diameter and goes between the actuator and the clutch rod. so if it's missing you're missing out on 5/8" of clutch action.
 

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thanks, but clutch looks great, bearing is present and moves freely, turns out the clutch lever is not only for a different bike, but its a brake lever turned upside down. also the cable is way out of adjustment. original lever on order. see what happens.
 
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