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Old 05-18-2006, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How hard would it be to change out the clutch in a 93 Katana 600cc? I found a very cheap bike, guys says motor runs but clutch is out and cant get it in neutral to start it.

Anyone that can help I would appreciate it
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If it's just the clutch plates, it's not bad....

But if there's bent shift forks or bad gears it can be a total pain in the ass. Hell, even the clutch plates can be a pain if you're not good with a wrench.

But if you get a service manual, it takes you through it step by step. I'd say pass unless you're very handy, or have an experienced friend that's willing to help.

Also- the tranny MAY be totally shot. You can't really trust people....

Don't pay more than 1000 for it. Probably should be more in the range of about 750-900 bucks.

I know a guy that sold a 95 in decent shape for 650 bucks. All it needed was a new clutch pin...
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he wants 850 for it
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Clutch is an easy 2 hour job for a competent do it yourselfer. Just make suire to label and order everything.
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If it cant be shifted into neutral its the trasmission not clutch thats bad repairing the trans means you would have tear the motor completly apart, A bike can be shifted without a working clutch just roll it back and forth putting pressure on the shifter.Its probably a bent shift fork or bad shift drum. Sounds like the guy may be trying to unload his problems or just knows nothing about bikes.
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If it cant be shifted into neutral its the trasmission not clutch thats bad repairing the trans means you would have tear the motor completly apart, A bike can be shifted without a working clutch just roll it back and forth putting pressure on the shifter.Its probably a bent shift fork or bad shift drum. Sounds like the guy may be trying to unload his problems or just knows nothing about bikes.
+1... that's what it sounds like to me.

That's a good price for what you're getting. But you're not getting much. I called it on the ball for what it should be worth, though.

But yeah- as i said in the other thread: if you can get the engine started, then and only then consider it. But you'd have to be prepared to rebuild the entire tranny...

it's a good looking Kat, though....

for a first bike, you want something you can ride, though. You'll find another good deal eventually, trust me...
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