Clutch will not disengage

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I have a 1992 250 that seems to be having some clutch problems. I have absoloutley no slippage in any gear while riding, but when I come to a stop the motor will die. Now I know that a two stroke clutch does not disengage well when cold, but mine grabs even when hot. I have replaced the cable and have it adjusted almost all the way out. I was thinking that the clutch was worn out, but would'nt it still disengage even if it was worn out, I mean a worn out clutch usually just slips right? Could there be a problem with the pushrod? Any input on clutch action would be helpful.
 

BRush

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The clutch basket may have grooves in it from the plates wearing against it. Sounds like you need to pull a cover and inspect.
 

WoodsRider

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Or...

your cable is stretched!
 
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Sounds like your going to have to pull the cover and have a look like BRush said. I had a stuck clutch myself here not to long ago. Turns out that the sleeve the basket rides on got a little hot and welded itself to the drive shaft. Hell of a time cutting/heating/cutting/pulling to get that damn thing off. New sleeve and basket and a little emery cloth and she's as good as new. No problems since. Hopefully, that's not your problem though. An indication for me was that once started in neutral I wasn't able to get it into any gear without the bike lurching forward and dying.

Hopefully WoodsRider is right, much cheaper :D