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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2001, 01:30 PM
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1970 RT-1 360

I have a 1970 yamaha RT-1 360 that I just got running. The last problem that I have to fix is the clutch. When I pull the clutch lever, it feels like it is engaging but still it will not work. This bike sat outside for about 10 years so could the clutch plates be stuck together? If they are, how do I go about fixing it. Any other ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2001, 01:54 PM
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Re: 1970 RT-1 360

PULL OFF the clutch cover, go to hardware store and pick up 480 grit wet sandpaper(its black) take the friction plates and lay them flat on sandpaper, spray wd-40 on sandpaper also, move plates in a figure 8 pattern, this will remove any glaze on the plates and prevent slippage. you will also see if the plates are stuck together when the cover is off. you need to change that oil anyway. this was in dirt rider mag so i am not nutz and it does work.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2001, 01:19 AM
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Re: 1970 RT-1 360

i had that problem on my triumph street bike ended up my clutch basket was coming loose and the mechanism wasn't working half the time it would rather just push the hole thing tore all the friction plates up. put a barnett racing clutch on it never ran so good sience i bought it ten years ago

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