Clutch Replacement Tips
Posted April 24, 2006 - 07:00 PM
Posted April 25, 2006 - 08:54 AM
I bought a clutch holding tool, is that all I'll need....
Never been in there
Posted April 25, 2006 - 02:31 PM
Posted April 25, 2006 - 03:02 PM
Just loosen it off if you are just going to change the plates.
Anything tricky I should be aware of when changing the steel/ friction plates? The only thing I'm really worried about is the clutch cable. Do I have to loosen it before I change the plates, or leave it as is and then adjust it after I put the new plates in?
Put them back in the same order they came out!
Posted April 26, 2006 - 06:25 AM
Yes, soak the new friction plates in oil, overnight. Or they have a very hard time disengaging when you pull the clutch lever in.
On sportbikes you have to soak the plates in oil first or they wear quickly. Sorry, that's all I got.
Make sure to loosen and re-tighten the pressure plate bolts in the cross star pattern. And dont forget to re adjust the cable tension after you're done.
Posted April 26, 2006 - 06:42 AM
Use a torque wrench on the bolts/springs for the pressure plate. I broke a bolt off and am waiting on a new inner hub $60
Posted April 26, 2006 - 11:43 AM
Posted April 26, 2006 - 12:03 PM
I ordered the friction plates and there are 2 different part numbers for the stock clutch? Does this sound right...?
Yes there are 2 different friction plates. One type you need 6 of them and the other only 1.
Look up your model here: http://188.8.131.52...&ModelYear=2002
Posted April 26, 2006 - 12:22 PM
The manual states moving the thin friction plates to the outside, does this buy you some more time on a worn clutch?