Main Motorcycle: 1978 Triumph T-140
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Salina, OK
Other Motorcycle: 1973 Norton Commando 750
Extra Motorcycle: 1974 Norton Commando 850
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This isn't caused by a sticking clutch. The clutch connects the gearbox (containing the kick start mechanism) to the engine - so it has to be engaged (or stuck!) for the kick start to turn the the engine over. What Okietim describes sounds like some sort of jamming within the gearbox / kickstart mechanism or engine.
A stuck clutch prevents the gearbox (and final drive) from being disconnected from the engine, as it needs to be before a gear is engaged. It won't prevent the engine being kicked over.
Vince and Giacomo - I think you are correct in thinking its not a clutch sticking problem. It happens with everything warmed up and bike in neutral. It's in the gearbox. Right now it's pretty easy to work around, but it probably indicates something is going wrong. Giacomo, please post results when you go into trans to repair. Thanks for the prompt responses.
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