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Old 12-14-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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XRL breakdown outside a Hooters. Clutch?

I am sitting on a bench at a Hooters after my 02 XRL stopped putt-putting.

I was riding to grab some dinner and tight after I blared my horn at some idiot and when I came back off the clutch, a pathetic groan, grind, and Chris is broken down.

Tried prayer and running through the gears (the cycled through fine) but when I released the clutch lever, nothing except an unhappy bike groaning and going not forward.

I don't have enough time on my new-to-me XRL to diagnose.

What's your diagnosis, doctors?
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:40 PM   #2
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I am sitting on a bench at a Hooters after my 02 XRL stopped putt-putting.

I was riding to grab some dinner and tight after I blared my horn at some idiot and when I came back off the clutch, a pathetic groan, grind, and Chris is broken down.

Tried prayer and running through the gears (the cycled through fine) but when I released the clutch lever, nothing except an unhappy bike groaning and going not forward.

I don't have enough time on my new-to-me XRL to diagnose.

What's your diagnosis, doctors?
how does the countershaft sprocket spines look? check if the sprocket is stripped is one thing i would check first.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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I dumped the bike in a shed at a used car lot (god bless them) so I will check tomorrow when I have light and tools. Actually, that's sort of what it feels like. Something stripped.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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how does the countershaft sprocket spines look? check if the sprocket is stripped is one thing i would check first.
Thank you. Maybe I did strip the splines off. I will have them check that. Here's what another buddy said, could this also be true?

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The shop you take it to will know what exactly is wrong as soon as the take the clutch side cover off. I think that the previous worker didn't properly stake the clutch basket center nut (#17 in the diagram). With the motor vibration, that nut spun off, clattered about in the side a bit, and then fell down the bottom. At that point, you have no more clutch pressure, so no friction from the clutch pack.


Two other possibilities:
clutch basket exploded (not noisy enough + not enough grinding)
chain between motor and transmission failed (very unlikely - it's a really good, solid chain)

Assuming I'm right, so long as the damage to the clutch basket & case/cover wasn't too bad when the nut came off, the shop should be able to put it back down really easily. If they even question whether it's a warranty issue, tell them you want to watch dude take the side cover off. I'll bet you see that nut in the bottom.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:46 PM   #5
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:27 PM   #6
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let us know when you find whats wrong. im curious!
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:41 AM   #7
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Sounds like BS to me...going to Hooter's to get something to eat...pffft!!
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:04 AM   #8
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At least putting "Hooters" in the title gets you a lot of looks.......
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At least putting "Hooters" in the title gets you a lot of looks.......

Yeah, Where's the damm pictures??
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Break down at Hooters, clutch indeed!
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #11
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I will let you guys know what the outcome is very very soon.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:15 PM   #12
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PS: I will admit that I was already en route to Hooters when the bike choked.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:23 PM   #13
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PS: I will admit that I was already en route to Hooters when the bike choked.

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