1985 CB450 Clutch Problems

When i pull the clutch lever in the rear wheel continues to spin instead of slowing and stopping. the cable is pulling the tab at the case but nothing is happening. Additionally when shifting into gear the foot lever sticks and does dont spring back to a middle position. Any ideas what could be causing these problems and if they might be related?

Hey Griswold

A slight bit of drag on the clutch is very normal. Is the clutch not working at all? It sounds like you just have it up on the stand and the wheel spins a bit with the clutch pulled in. Very normal. If you are riding the bike and the clutch is not operating then you have a significant problem (assuming your cable is adjusted properly).

If the shift lever is sticking down then you have a worn or broken return spring and you may need to split your cases.

Evan Fell

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