Clutch release ramp/ball assembly
Hey all. I need a little advice from my mechanic friends. A few days ago I was riding and my clutch started feeling strange. A little bit later, when I pulled in the clutch lever, it went to the grip and the cable 'retainer' (for lack of a better word) popped out of the lever housing.
My first thought was that I'd snapped a clutch cable. However, the clutch didn't act like that. In fact, it was sort of half engaged. I could start and stop the bike. I could even shift between gears a bit.The clutch was slipping so much that I could barely make 20mph. I babied it home, maybe 4-5 miles. Long story short, I took it apart today and I found that one of the ball bearings in the ball/ramp assy had popped out of place.
I disassembled and cleaned everything. I found a little bit of pitting on one of the inner ramps (see pics). So, I guess I'll replace the inner and outer ramp assemblies (about $30 worth of parts). My question is, has anyone seen this happen? Any opinions on whether I should be worried about anything else, or just reassemble, adjust and move on?
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