So while you guys were stuffing your faces with turkey, I went for a good long ride with some friends today. Bike was performing beautifully as usual and the chase was on until we hit my achilles… SAND. Got caught in a deep wash we couldn't find a trail out of for about 3 miles. I was on the clutch for way too long and riding a gear too high and bike started to overheat a bit and clutch started to slip badly!
Bike was definitely overheating from the load and spewing a little oil from breather tube (but level was fine back at truck) I was able to finish the ride but clutch would not engage until clutch lever was let out 98% of the way. Tightened clutch adjust a little and it help slightly. We could smell the clutch as well on the ride back. Thought maybe a cool down would salvage it but after an hour at the truck did a quick loop and same feel. Bike is ridable but has a definite clutch slip going on.
Want to know what your thoughts are. Can I salvage it with a little manual deglazing or should I consider it toast? Do you sand the fibers or steels when trying to deglaze? How hard is clutch work for a less than stellar wrencher like myself?
I'm kinda broke right now and in the middle of AZ's riding season so if there is anything I can try to get me back in the dirt ASAP let me know. I have FAR more time than money right now.
Any input appreciated!
Edited by grayracer513, November 30, 2013 - 09:39 AM.