Clutch issue, hard shift manual - Suzuki ATV Forum
Suzuki Eiger 400 Discussions for the Eiger 400

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 08-16-2019, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
Suzuki ATVer
 
seth6025's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 5
Clutch issue, hard shift manual

Hi, new to forum and just picked up a 2003 Eiger 400 manual shift. When I got it, it was extremely hard to shift up. I opened the cover for the clutch adjustments and found the larger jamming nut had come loose and the set screw had backed out. Not sure how long the bike was run like this from previous owner. I loosed both jam nuts and turned the front larger screw in until I felt resistance and then backed of 1/8th of a turn and re-tightened jamming nuts. Now it shifts up much easier but I have to give it a little burp of throttle everytime I shift up or down. If I try to shift completely off throttle its still really hard or wont at all sometimes.
So my question is what needs to be replaced? Should I get a clutch kit with springs and plates or do I need new shoes? Been reading up on it and not sure what would be causing my problems. Thanks for any info
seth6025 is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 08-16-2019, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
Suzuki ATVer
 
seth6025's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 5
Also to add sometimes when I tap the throttle to downshift it does but the shifter will stay stuck down for a couple seconds before it pops back up into normal position. Any ideas??
seth6025 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 08-17-2019, 08:58 AM
ATV Enthusiast
 
Bigseff400's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 32
I have a 2017 KingQuad 400 with the foot shift. It is kinda the same way. There are times I have to blip the throttle to get it to shift. Been like that since new. I think it's just the nature of the beast.
Bigseff400 is offline  
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 Old 08-18-2019, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
Suzuki ATVer
 
seth6025's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 5
Oh really, ok well I might just try replacing the plates to see if it makes any difference.
seth6025 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 08-19-2019, 02:54 PM
ATV Enthusiast
 
Bigseff400's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 32
If it's not slipping I don't think a clutch will make a difference. You have to remember there's a lot of moving parts that cause's drag. My friend has a rancher 4x4 and it shifts smoother cuz it's a single speed transmission. Ours with the extra subtransmission puts extra load on our gears
Bigseff400 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki ATV Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2003/2004 Eiger 4x4 Preferences - Auto or Manual Shift? grainandgears Suzuki Eiger 400 6 05-09-2019 12:47 AM
05 arcticat 500 manual shift vinson engine BOGG joshramsay Repair and Maintenance 1 09-25-2017 05:26 AM
2006 suzuki eiger 4x4 manual shift carb issue? Hunter72057 Suzuki Eiger 400 6 02-01-2017 12:00 AM
Z400 clutch arm issue z3r0gr4v1ty ATV General Discussion 2 07-02-2016 10:09 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome