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Asking this question on behalf of my friend.

As the subject states, he rides an 04 ZX6 which has been stunted out. Late last season we swapped in new clutch plates and springs as they were toast. Bike performed as expected, and we winterized the bike shortly afterwards.

Just this past weekend we did an oil change and topped off the fuel tank which we had drained before storing. We went to start the bike but it was behaving oddly and wouldnt start up and stay running. I then attempted a bump start and realized that for some reason the clutch would not disengage.

With the bike in gear and the clutch lever pulled in, the bike will not roll as the back wheel is locked. Its as if pulling in the clutch lever is doing nothing. Lever firmness is as expected, clutch cable is new, clutch rod is operating normally, and when I pull the oil fill cap I can see the plates moving back and forth normally as the lever is pulled.

Any idea what is going on??
 

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Pretty common after they sit long periods of time


the plates friction fit each other, the residual oil acts like glue....it'll take running (heat)and few engagements disengagements and then it'll be fine

I hear this complaint nearly every spring from numerous Minnesotans
 

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Pretty common after they sit long periods of time

the plates friction fit each other, the residual oil acts like glue....it'll take running (heat)and few engagements disengagements and then it'll be fine

I hear this complaint nearly every spring from numerous Minnesotans
Interesting, and thank you!

I had not heard this before. In that case, we will top off the battery, start her up in neutral, let her get to operating temp, and then just get into that clutch.
 
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