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Danny
SE Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 5,162
America (02->)


icon12 May 2018 21:10
Had the bike on its centre stand while adjusting the belt drive and found no matter what the wheel rotates even when the clutch lever is pulled in.
I have adjusted the clutch from one extreme to the other trying to get rid of it but to no avail, from having the lever operate the clutch as soon as you touch it to when the lever is almost fully closed and that includes using the adjustment at the lever and the adjustment on the gearbox. It is only catching it a little now but it is still turning the wheel.
The bike is nearly 17 years old done 51300 miles, all but 808 by me and on original clutch plates.
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

Posts: 15,350
Daytona 675


icon12 May 2018 23:39
Try and accellerate hard in the upper gears and see if it slips. The R1 plates did 40k before needing replacements.
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Danny
SE Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 5,162
America (02->)


icon12 May 2018 23:51
:thumbup: I have tried that and not found it to be slipping.
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
United Kingdom

Posts: 54,526
Speed Triple 1050


icon13 May 2018 07:58
If you apply the brake, does the engine note change ?
If not, I wouldn't worry 01
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Danny
SE Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 5,162
America (02->)


icon13 Jun 2018 22:09
Rob NMTB:
If you apply the brake, does the engine note change ?
If not, I wouldn't worry 01


Have not been out on it since the 12th May, grandchildren came before my bike.
Yes it does and will stall if I do not add some revs.

Found it started slipping tonight when using the taller gears.

Going to try and play with the clutch cable adjustment a bit. If it is the clutch will I need springs as well as the plates.

Got rid of the belt whine. Fitted a new belt.
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

Posts: 15,350
Daytona 675


icon13 Jun 2018 22:14
Tona clutch started slipping recently but I noticed the adjuster on the clutch lever was out and there was no free play at the lever. Correct adjustment cured it.
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Danny
SE Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 5,162
America (02->)


icon13 Jun 2018 22:26
Thanks though I have played with the adjustment but perhaps just not very well.

I am using correct type oil, SJ or SL but it is not red. It is Halfords own and I have been using it for nearly two years. Could that be part of my problem.
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

Posts: 15,350
Daytona 675


icon13 Jun 2018 22:28
So long as the spec and Jaso rating is correct I would have thought oil is oil, although when I had the Blade the dealer did a fresh oil change with Putoline DX4 and I felt the gearchange was rough and bought Silkolene Pro energy 4 and the engine sound and gearchange was transformed.
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lord homertrix stand up
derbyshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 24,378
Daytona 955i (99-01)


icon14 Jun 2018 09:20
Always silkolene for me
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Krautophile
Hunts & Crawley,
United Kingdom

Posts: 57,213
Street Triple


icon14 Jun 2018 11:11
Donald Trump:
Always silkolene for me



They are talking about a clutch Stu not a crutch 2727:evil:
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Rob NMTB
Redditch,
United Kingdom

Posts: 54,526
Speed Triple 1050


icon14 Jun 2018 13:15
tbh, I don't think I've ever needed to change a wet clutch, checked a few, but nothing ever needed doing.

Really depends what's worn, you might get away with the friction plates, I'd certainly check the springs, maybe change them regardless, they're not usually expensive.
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StumpyDave
Lincolnshire,
United Kingdom

Posts: 4,189
Tiger Sport


icon14 Jun 2018 13:41
Was the original concern that when on the centre stand with the engine running the rear wheel turns? In gear and in neutral?
If so, that isn't a problem.
Have I missed something?
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McWill
scotland,
United Kingdom

Posts: 1,087
Sprint ST (05->)


icon14 Jun 2018 13:56
StumpyDave:
Was the original concern that when on the centre stand with the engine running the rear wheel turns? In gear and in neutral?
If so, that isn't a problem.
Have I missed something?
:thumbup:
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Danny
SE Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 5,162
America (02->)


icon14 Jun 2018 21:32
Tonight I tried it on its centre stand to check the clutch lever and the drag. Got it to a point where I was happy so with it dragging and applying the rear brake it does not stall.
Set of down the road into high gear and the clutch is now slipping. This started last night on a 60 mile ride just after I had gunned it when joining a motorway. Think it had stated before but not very noticeable, now I am looking for it is more obvious.

Must point out. Original clutch Sept 2001, 51350 miles, engine now 902cc over 13 years ago (Norman Hyde) with lots more (30%plus) torque and about 25% more bhp. Much more than 865cc which has same clutch part numbers.

Where else can I go for clutch plates apart from Triumph?
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Exuptoy
Maesteg, Mid Glam,
United Kingdom

Posts: 15,350
Daytona 675


icon14 Jun 2018 23:03
I got Barnett plates from Motorcycle Road & Race. Not sure they have what you want but their selection is here. Maybe you can ring them.
https://www.motorcycle-road-and-race.co....

Another place I source things like brake pads from is Bikespeed UK.
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Danny
SE Wales,
United Kingdom

Posts: 5,162
America (02->)


icon15 Jun 2018 09:03
Thank you for the tip. Tried MR&R but website is not working (works computer?). I get my pads etc. from Bikespeed UK.

Trying to see if EBC have the kit in.
Must not forget the gasket!:lol:

All the friction plates and a new set of springs ordered.:thumbup:
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