how to emergency clutch repair?
Posted May 23, 2012 - 11:33 PM
every time its been cooked and I've been pulled or carried out.
this got me thinking, is there any way to make an emergency repair to get me home under my own power?
... after I lay the bike on its side take and take the clutch cover off, do you rekon any of the below would work to get me home without killing the bike.
1) tighten up the springs above specified talk.
2) carry a spare friction plate and put it in
3) weld an old steel plate to an old friction plate and carry that, put it in to lock the clutch
If I locked the clutch, either with overtightened springs or the welded plate, would that stop the gear shift? I.e. even though I can normally change gear without pulling the clutch, does it need a small slip to work?
What do you think? Any other suggestions?
Posted May 24, 2012 - 12:02 AM
And once, a friend of mine has to borrow three of my WR's friction disc to put into his YZ450F as all of his friction disc totally flat and burnt.
Edited by CaocaoWR, May 24, 2012 - 12:08 AM.
Posted May 24, 2012 - 04:10 AM
-Carrying a spare friction plate might work, that is, if one plate would be enough to help you limp home.
-Locking two plates together, either thru welding or pop-riveting, should work. But it'll be hard on the tranny. Luckily, your in all of that sand, so that should help keep you from damaging the tranny.
If it was my bike, I'd keep a complete set of plates and replace the whole thing if I couldn't keep from having clutch problems during a ride. There must be someway to keep from burning up those plates in the first place.
Posted May 24, 2012 - 01:18 PM
But if I were to do an emergency repair (from watching A-Team as a kid, loved when they could get the old chopper going out in the jungle etc...) I would carry a extra friction plate and some new springs with washers to preload them more.. Can't imagine not being able to limp in on that.
Posted May 25, 2012 - 08:44 AM
I'm on it for the underlying issue also, this is 1 of 3 threads, the others are trying to fix the underlying technical issues..... Oil, springs, cable slack, riding style, pitted basket... Not sure yet which one, might be a bit of all of them, so thought it best to still have plan B in case its none of them and it fails again!...+ i love the A-Team!
Posted May 25, 2012 - 02:12 PM
Have you pu the correct amount of slack at the lever?
Posted May 30, 2012 - 07:47 AM
Posted May 30, 2012 - 08:15 PM
Unless you head out to the desert with a sketchy clutch to begin with you should not be pulling any emergency repairs to get home