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a few years more, i'll be asking you for pointers.


That is...after my retirement VFR trip to Glacier Nat'l Park, South Dakota, Montana, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Pacific Ocean, etc etc.

Doin' nuthin' never looked so good. ;D
 

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Re: Clutch not fully disengaging the engine

EX clutches are huge for the engine size. as a result they don't get "Used" enough, they get kind of fuzzy, Do a few race starts. IE; hold 10,000 RPM as you slip the clutch just enough to keep the front wheel 2 " off the ground untill 2nd gear. Repeat 3 time and you clutch will be fine.

OR put the front wheel against a stone wall hold 10,000 RPM the stall the engine with the clutch .repeat 3 times. Same result.

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I broke my clutch cable when down shifting comeing off interstate drove home
By power shifting but now even when I pull the clutch cable with vice grips clutch doesn’t do anything at all. Only way to move it is inching forward with my feet and starting it. Clutch function doesn’t do anything. Got new cable on way next day delivery but worried I may need to order more or will the wall or race start help my clutch
 

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You have something other than sticking clutch plates.
Possibly a broken clutch rod. Part #46102 in this diagram.
2006 Kawasaki NINJA 500 (EX500D6F) Clutch | Ron Ayers
You will need to drain the oil and remove the clutch cover and pressure plate for further inspection.
Suggest taking pictures and posting them on the thread for members to see.
 
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