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Need some motorcycle mechanic assistance

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by kewa0501, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. kewa0501

    kewa0501

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    I have a 1998 suzuki marauder with about 25000 miles on it. I just replaced the clutch plates and springs on it related to them slipping while riding the previous season.

    My current problem is that while shifting the motorcycle the shifting peg will not return to center. It feels squishy and I don't think its safe to ride it like it is.

    So, any ideas? Perhaps I screwed something up while installing the clutch?
     
  2. chris in va

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    What oil are you using?
     

  3. kewa0501

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    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    Ok so you have a 14 y/o motorcycle w/ 25K on it?


    Sell it.

    :wavey:
     
  5. kewa0501

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    hahaha, hardly I'm a poor college student for another 56 days. Besides, its my first bike!! That and it goes like a bat out of hell, or so it seems.


    Anybody else have any ideas? not selling it....not yet anyways.
     
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    Prolly the detent spring. Behind the clutch, there is a "star" looking part that is engaged with a thin roller. Sometimes the spring either comes loose or breaks and the shifter just flops. This is where I'd start.
     
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    Yeah I agree with bigmoney, it is probably the shift detent.
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


    This man has the answer I am betting, most metric bikes have this system.
     
  9. kewa0501

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    I talked to a local mechanic, he came up with the same idea. Guess I get to pull everything apart again.

    On the plus side, at least it will be much quicker (hopefully!) this time.