Clutch hacking and draggin at startup.

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by jimmibanke, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. jimmibanke

    jimmibanke Been here awhile

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    :deal
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  2. Head2Wind

    Head2Wind MotorcycleMayhem

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    if the clutch pack is not below the minium stack height, then I would inspect all the plates. If the steel plates are not overheated and warped, then I have had very good success with the following:

    1. round up a piece of plate glass, 12x12 inch or slightly bigger, tempered would be best.
    2. spray contact cement
    3. full sheet of 400 wet dry sand paper.

    glue the paper to the glass

    lightly sand the friction surfaces of steel plates while flushing the paper with fluid of choice (I use this setup in the solvent tank). Sand each side of the plates until there are no shiny spots. Now do the same to the friction plates (LIGHTLY!) to remove most of the burnished effect on the surface of the friction plates.

    Flush well with solvent, blow clean/dry, cover all plates with oil and reassemble clutch.

    will be butter smooth
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  3. wantok

    wantok Been here awhile

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    my 04 950ADV has started doing exactly the same thing. As soon as it warms up it disappears. I'll change the clutch push rod for a later model one as the 03 & 04 ones have an alloy multi-piece one which can compress slightly as it wears causing issues. It's a simple straight swap.

    Nick (wantok)
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  4. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Gnarly!

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    +1 Same issue..same temporary solution
    When funds come available the Beastie will get a Rekluse
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  5. bomose

    bomose Long timer

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    I was doing the same thing for that problem. But sometimes when riding with others I didn't have time to wait.After stalling and almost falling down I decided to do something about it. I found the inner steel plate had a ring worn in it and replaced it. I also cleaned the oil jet and put on an Oberon slave cylinder. I'm not sure what did the trick, but it now works smoothly and will shift into neutral easily.I used 5w BelRay fork oil in the clutch master cylinder.
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