I don't know what could have happened, but the clutch must be disengaged. I would back the screw out a little and see if it will engage and pull.
When the shift motor turns the shift linkage, it moves the clutch lever which moves the lifter cam. When the lifter cam moves, the balls in the ball retainer come up out of the grooves (recesses) in the lifter cam. When this happens, the lifter cam pushes in on the bearing in the center of the clutch. This, in turn, counteracts the pressure of the clutch springs and disengages the clutch. At this point, the springs won't be holding the discs and plates tightly together, so the clutch is disengaged.If I pull it back apart how should I check it. Another words, should the clutch spin, can the plate be miss aligned... You mentioned something pushing on the clutch thats keeping it disengaged. Can you better explain how its supposed to function properly? (adjusting bolt, ball retainer, lifting cam, etc). Thanks..
Yeah, you could try turning it all the way clockwise and then turn it counterclockwise until you feel resistance. Then, turn it clockwise 1/4 turn.EXCELLENT explanation, again much thanks.:bowdown:
You mentioned since I didn't have the clutch off, that you're guessing it's a problem with the adjusting screw and/or plate. That makes sense to me. Since I just replaced the bolt, is there a proper way to make an initial adjustment or zero point with the adjusting bolt and plate? Or would it hurt if I turned the adjusting screw clockwise until the stop?
OK, this must be your problem. With the crankcase cover off, the clutch should be engaged. In other words, the springs should be holding the clutch discs tightly together. It doesn't matter what gear it's in, with the crankcase cover off, the clutch should be engaged and the discs should be held tightly together by the spring pressure of the clutch springs.The change clutch discs/plates are loose...not engaged or squeezed together. Is this normal? Again, the atv is in Neutral so I'm thinking that's ok.
Yes, with the crankcase cover off, the clutch discs should be tight/engaged. The crankcase cover has to be on and the lifter cam, ball retainer, and adjusting plate has to be in place before the clutch can disengage. Those are the parts that disengages the clutch.Will do, thanks again. Maybe I'll get lucky. Also, just to make sure I'm clear, the atv is in Neutral. Even with it in Neutral, the clutch plates/discs should be tight/engaged...right?