1991 Yamaha Clutch wont disengage

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1991 Yamaha Clutch wont disengage

#1 Unread post by Capt. D » Fri May 22, 2020 3:54 pm

Just got a 1991 Yamaha Venture Royale 1300cc that hasn't been run in 5 years. Engine runs strong but the clutch wont disengage. Pulled the lever several times then noticed oil dripping out from under the bike. Couldn't see the clutch slave unit, so I pulled off the Middle Drive cover to expose the slave. Banjo bolt and bleeder screw are dry. I can not see where the fluid is coming from if in fact it is brake fluid. Maybe the clutch and the oil leak are two separate problems. Anyway, I am going to pull the clutch cover off to see if the pressure plate is moving and the plates are just stuck together. Any ideas out there?

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Re: 1991 Yamaha Clutch wont disengage

#2 Unread post by ZooTech » Sat May 23, 2020 12:25 am

Brake fluid has stiction when you rub it between your fingers, oil is just oily. That should help identify the leaking fluid. The clutch may just need flushed and bled.

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