Clutch taking a dumper ?

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Clutch taking a dumper ?

Post by Wrangler » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:42 pm

I've noticed this summer that I have to let the clutch lever out further before it engages ... now the lever is out about 2/3 or almost 3/4 before it engages. When shifting she makes a pretty good "clunk" noise when shifting from 1st into 2nd (but not into other gears) ... in fact I was riding this past weekend with RandyGuy and he asked me if I was using my clutch to shift cuz it sounded like I wasn't and he was expecting to see parts start falling out behind me. It's always had the hard shift from 1-2 since I have owned the bike ... figured that was normal :pray:

2002 1800C with 48,000km .... I am not the original owner, I bought the bike with 30,000 on the odo and was told that is was 90% highway mileage.

What the norm for lever release / engagement on the X's ??

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Re: Clutch taking a dumper ?

Post by Wolfpack » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:32 pm

Change the fluids if they haven't been done . Clutch and brakes , recommended is every 2 year but 4 or 5 is OK but 2002 is now 13 years , so that would be a good start.

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Re: Clutch taking a dumper ?

Post by joeracket » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:25 am

:think: :think: :think: ....... hydraulic clutch ....... sounds like it has air in the line ......... while your at it may as well change the fluid completely ... :think: :think: :think:
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Re: Clutch taking a dumper ?

Post by RandyGuy » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:45 pm

Every time he shifted it sounded like a log going into a wood chipper . :doh:
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Re: Clutch taking a dumper ?

Post by hammerman » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:30 pm

It sounds like air in the line. Clutch is not dis-engaging fully
thus causing the gears to grind.
Bleed it out with fresh fluid, should make a difference. :pray:

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Post by RoadWarrior » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:45 pm

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Re: Clutch taking a dumper ?

Post by Wrangler » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:19 am

Well .... no air in lines ... clutch getting worse ... feels like it's starting to slip a bit and lever is further out before engaging now.

Barnett Complete Clutch Kit # 303-35-20023 ordered from Canada's Motorcycle in Montreal $261 all in delivered to my door by the end of this week. Best price I could find outside of this was on Fleabay which would have been $236 all in (CAD FUNDS) and wait about 2 weeks for it to show up. Personally I prefer to buy Canadian if I can and the price is reasonably close to that out of USA or offshore.

Replacement bolts M6x35 Class 10.9 and Flatwashers for Clutch Springs coming as freebies ... I am in the fastener industry :pirate:

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I see on bareasschoppers.com I need a piece of wooden dowel about 14" long .... I don't see any notation of what diameter ... I assume something just under 6mm (or 1/4") ??

Any tips/suggestions on doing the clutch replacement would be appreciated ... I have a buddy coming to help me with it, he's very experienced in Suzuki's and built a couple of drag bikes :dance:
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Re: Clutch taking a dumper ?

Post by RandyGuy » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:09 pm

Just follow the BA. instructions and all will be good. Make sure fluid in clutch reservoir window is clear, if dark you need to change fluid. When I put my Barnett clutch in there was a specific inner & outer plates marked with green contact pads. When you pre-soak the pads in oil the colour will disappear ,then you wont know which is which.
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Re: Clutch taking a dumper ?

Post by Ironhorse17 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:04 pm

You tube honda vtx 1800 clutch look for NSR garage video.
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Re: Clutch taking a dumper ?

Post by Bam Bam » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:38 pm

It can be hard to gauge if your clutch is slipping, if possible the best way is to shift into 4th or better 5th gear at high rpm's and WOT, and if it is slipping, it will then.
It should also be noted that 1st and 2nd gears are straight cut and the loudest shift is 1st to 2nd gear. :)

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Re: Clutch taking a dumper ?

Post by Wrangler » Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:34 pm

Ironhorse17 wrote:You tube honda vtx 1800 clutch look for NSR garage video.
Found the vid .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVyf5tFLUYc

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Re: Clutch taking a dumper ?

Post by Wrangler » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:10 pm

Barnett Clutch Kit installed, fresh Amsoil Synthic Oil and she rides beautiful again .... the clutch engages as soon as you let the lever out now and 1st to 2nd shift clunk be gone.

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Re: Clutch taking a dumper ?

Post by joeracket » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:12 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: .......... excellent ......... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Clutch taking a dumper ?

Post by RandyGuy » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:35 am

That clutchless shifting is not good for the tranny :razz: Now you need to do a couple of burnouts to make sure all is good ! :lol: :)
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Re: Clutch taking a dumper ?

Post by Wrangler » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:40 am

RandyGuy wrote:That clutchless shifting is not good for the tranny :razz: Now you need to do a couple of burnouts to make sure all is good ! :lol: :)
Ummmm ... how about .... :nono:

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