my bike is a 2008 zx10r and my probolem is when I pull my clutch lever in it does not spring back out. Where can the problem be?
Here ya go; remove both ends of the cable, if possible, and see if it slides and moves nicely. More than likely, that is your problem. Also, in my experience, if you the cable has seized, don't bother with trying to loosen it with solvents and lubricants; just get a new one.
Most of the replies are pointing towards a pinch or seizure of the cable, because what provides the force to return it are the clutch springs. That would be a major issue if they were not providing any force, and by far what is likely is they are, but the cable is mucked up, kinked, pinched or something of that nature. Could even be the perch is pinching the lever. Could be a fray in the cable.
To answer your question, there may be a small external spring (there is on my Ninja), but what provides the overwhelming amount of tension are the actual clutch springs.
yup. being able actuate the clutch at the clutch with one finger is a bad thingFirst off, You should'nt be able to remove that rod without removing the clutch cover. It's usually attached to the pressure plate puller that disengages the clutch. Second, the clutch should not be able to be operated by hand like I saw in the video. I'm guessing that you have some type of internal damage to the clutch.
I don't know what your mechanical skill level is, but you'll have to remove the clutch cover and see what's happening inside it. Like I said above, I think you have some type of clutch issue. Whether it's a blown clutch, broken clutch spring or something else... there's definitely a problem!
Pull that cover and let us know what you have found. I'm guessing that the knicks you found on that rod will have a better explanation once it's apart.
Did u ever fix ur problem cause I’m having same issues with mine my spring is springing back help me out wut did u end finding out u can tech at 8429441510I'm a rip into it soon. I wish I knew what it was supposed to look like to begin with tho. And aftet reading the replies I checked my r1 clutch rod with my finger. I couldn't budge it. Some thing is wrong maybe the spring at least. Hope it doesn't cost too much.