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Easy and Helpful clutch rebuild!!!

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You aren’t quite sure. Was it bad traction or was it the clutch? If you’re wondering about the clutch, it almost always is the clutch . And once a clutch starts slipping, its wear rapidly accelerates. If you catch it early, though, you can save your day with a dirty temporary fix.

Step one: Push on your rear brake caliper. This is a shortcut you’ll thank me for later.

Step two: With the brake caliper piston depressed, you’ll be able to remove the clutch cover without removing the rear brake pedal. Just depress it until it hits the footpeg.

Step three: Take note of which plates go in first and last. Some bikes have a different plate on the very bottom of the stack. Virtually all clutch stacks start and end with fiber plates, so there will be one more of these than there will be driven (metal) plates.

Step four: Now that you have them out, forget everything you know about clean work habits. Drop the plates in the dirt and rough them up. Don’t stop until they are good and scratched. Then clean them off with contact cleaner.

Step five: Now find some old spark plugs and steal the washers. Usually, they are the right diameter to add preload to the clutch springs. Put them in before the springs when you reassemble the clutch.

Step six: Change the oil. Use a conventional motor oil instead of some fancy synthetic. In this case, slippery oil isn’t a good thing. When you put everything back together you might have about one moto of slip-free riding if you don’t abuse the clutch. This isn’t a permanent cure, just a delay until you can get new plates.

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Originally posted by Endosports:

What? Who are you? and what are you doing here?

This is the local idiot trying to make up for his other mundane and stupid posts. Just ignore him, and maybe the llama will go away! He probably did not even write that tip, I bet he cut and pasted it from somewhere else.

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Yes it is not my work but I read it somewhere and thought it was a good tip. I tried it and it workk fine for me.

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The only thing this kid has posted that has any valueis this

From Pumel Whats his name

Step four: Now that you have them out, forget everything you know about clean work habits. Drop the plates in the dirt and rough them up. Don’t stop until they are good and scratched. Then clean them off with contact cleaner.

And Ya got it all wrong to boot

Look take the plates (Fiber) and place them on a flat surface (Mirror or Whatever) using 1000 grit wet paper. place the fiber plate down and do a figure eight on the sand paper. A few rounds each side will break up the galze that is created on the fiber.

Do the Same thng with the alluminum plates.

This simply is a new clutch or maint thing ya do prior to putting new clutchs in or placing your old clutch back together.

Never drop it in the dirt son....Geez and never forget good clean work habits

[ August 15, 2002: Message edited by: E.G.O.**** ]

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Ego I didnt write this I got it from an older magazine, but when I did it I used a light sanding sponge.

[ August 15, 2002: Message edited by: pavelkod ]

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Pavelkod,

You have been outed.

Once people find out you are a BSer they don't want to listen.

I would wait a while and come back on with a different handle.

Until then your going to get nothing but abuse.

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Originally posted by pavelkod:

Yes it is not my work but I read it somewhere and thought it was a good tip. I tried it and it workk fine for me.

Yeah, I read that "tip" in MXA a while back. :) I think you'd have to put heavy emphasis on the word "emergency".

How about another MXA "tip" - leave your gear on until after you load up your bike. That way you won't get your regular clothes dirty. Are these guys sharp or what? :D

[ August 15, 2002: Message edited by: holeshot ]

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