1. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Anyone.....need advice....help near Gypsum. Got a tiger 800 with a slipping clutch. What to do?¿?? IMG_20210715_202527435_HDR.jpg
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  2. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    First off make sure the cable or hydraulic mechanism that actuates the clutch isn’t failing to fully release pressure on the pressure plate. If that’s not the problem then either the clutch pack is too thin due to wear or the springs aren’t providing enough clamping force, or both.

    Spark plug washers seem to fit most clutch springs and can be used to add preload to get a few more miles out of a weak one. Otherwise new plates and springs is the usual cure. If the plates are badly glazed from riding with it slipping it may help to rough them up a little. Good luck!
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  3. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Thanks.... We have it apart. Planning to hit the plates with 1500grt... Brakleen.... And reassemble....
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  4. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    We have ALL cable slack availability.... It still seems right!!!
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  5. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    I'd use 320 wet-or-dry. Don't want to polish them.

    Good luck.
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  6. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Forgot to add, make sure that the stack of friction plates slides smoothly up and down in the basket and that the stack of metal plates slide smoothly up and down on the hub.

    And oil the friction plates as you reassemble the stack so they don't burn.
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  7. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Do you have a place to stay? Tools? I’m in Aspen so not to far. And I have a truck/trailer
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  8. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Staying on BLM land... Outside gypsum..... Gonna hit O'Reilly in a.m.. go from there!!!!
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  9. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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  10. jwrover

    jwrover Long timer Super Supporter

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    Just down the highway from Gypsum. Might have a solution or technician to help

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  11. BikePilot

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    Do you mean it still seems tight? If the cable is tight that’s almost certainly your problem.
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  12. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Cable should have a little play when it’s released.
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  13. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Plates are so thin ... Can't get any slack ,. .... New plates being overnighted to Eagle Co... Be on bdr by 12:00 hopefully!!
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  14. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Did the new friction plates solve the problem?
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  15. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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    Sure did... 20 minutes to change plates.. We hit I70 east for 900 miles.
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