Clutch went south today

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by Redfish-Joe, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Oh well. 65k on the clock and it started slipping today. I can't complain. Got everything ordered from Dennis Kirk and it will be here Thursday. Going with a Drag Specialty friction disk pack. I used to use them in my little XS 650Yamaha I used to drag. (7.20's @ 98mph in the 1/8th) and they held up well. I'll let ya'll know :D
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Sure it's not just in need of an adjustment? Not using a synthetic in the primary are you?
     
  3. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    No. Formula plus in the primary and I double checked the adjustment. I guess the old girl just got tired.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Joe

    Did you adjust the clutch when it was completely cold? It will make a difference. Where is the friction zone for the handle in relation to the bar.
     
  5. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    It may bite me in the butt but money is an issue right now. At about 1/2 the cost of the OEM I have had good luck with DS clutches in the past.

    Yeah it was cold. The friction zone is approx 3/4" to 1" from the bar.
     
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  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Sure does sound like slippage.
     
  7. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    I don't ride that hard. And I noticed I thought I felt it slipping a little the other day. I checked the adjustment and all seemed fine. Yesterday the wife and I went for a little ride and as I went to pass a truck there was no dought it was slipping. Cooled it down overnight and checked it again. Adjustment seemed ok. Took it out solo and twisted the wick on it a bit and yes-sir-ree she is slipping.
     
  8. glider

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    Got enough free play at the handle?

    I would give it another shot at the adjustment before pulling it apart myself.
     
  9. Redfish-Joe

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    Yeah I gave myself a good 1/8" just to be sure. I'll look at it again tomorrow and start from scratch and adjust everything out. Can't hurt.
     
  10. Redfish-Joe

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    Thanks Smitty. I'll post the outcome.