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clutch work.

After having my 2005 Vulcan Classic garaged for 7 years I am now taking it out. However, the clutch is not working. I do my own wrenching but I have never taking this bike apart.
Which is the best reference mechanic book I would need and for those that have already dont this how complicated could it be? Can I get to it easy?
I have already tried to get it to loose by several means but not it is wrench time...

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First job would be to flush and replace fluid in clutch and brake systems.
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I appreciate that you check if I went over the basics but let me assure you they are all covered already. I can Google this but I rather get a straight answer from a forum member.
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Hi ty welcome back ! with it being stood for so long I suspect the plates are stuck together ! But if its owt like a 88 it will NOT move in gear with the motor NOT running ! with the clutch pulled in ! so time to get wrenching ! you tube has some GOOD vids on there ! which will help you a lot

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I appreciate that you check if I went over the basics but let me assure you they are all covered already. I can Google this but I rather get a straight answer from a forum member.
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So you are saying that you have done the flush and fill already?

What do you mean by "clutch is not working"? What is the issue?
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It's a fairly simple job. I've done it twice on mine, the second time took 30 mins. There are plenty of videos on YouTube to walk you through it. Good luck.
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So you are saying that you have done the flush and fill already?

What do you mean by "clutch is not working"? What is the issue?
That's what I meant. Basics have been covered. Clutch is not opening so when i put the bike on gears it dies.

Bike is in a lift and I got to the clutch. Haven't had time for anything else but today i might be able to get a few things done.

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i know you said you tried everything and have to go into the clutch but When you said "when i put the bike in gear it dies" do you mean that it actually shuts down or does it lurch forward when shifting to first as it would if the clutch was not pulled in while clicking it into gear if it just dies i have the following suggestion if it lurches forward disregard my suggestion lol.

Did you check the kick stand safety switch which since ur bike has not moved in a long time could be not working so when u put the stand up and put bike in gear it dies cause its stuck "on"..


Please follow up when you fix the problem other people have the same issues .
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i know you said you tried everything and have to go into the clutch but When you said "when i put the bike in gear it dies" do you mean that it actually shuts down or does it lurch forward when shifting to first as it would if the clutch was not pulled in while clicking it into gear if it just dies i have the following suggestion if it lurches forward disregard my suggestion lol.

Did you check the kick stand safety switch which since ur bike has not moved in a long time could be not working so when u put the stand up and put bike in gear it dies cause its stuck "on"..
I was thinking the same thing, and he says it's on a lift so another question is are you sitting on it on the ground when this happens? He's a little touchy about suggestions so please don't take offense, just trying to help.
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