The XTZ750 Super Tenere

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by ralogan, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. Lewilewi

    Lewilewi Ride it like you stole it......

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    Like this one, rear end looks nice too
  2. hookeniggy

    hookeniggy Good at getting lost

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  3. grip-wolrd

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    Hi All, Ive just picked up an XTZ750 MY 1990.
    It has 45,000 km on the clock and I've heard the clutch baskets can be an issue for these early years.

    Do I need to replace the full clutch basket with primary gear?
    So ITEM 1 in this diagram:

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    Or are there repair kits one can buy?

    Thanks,
    Ben
  4. sasho

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  5. grip-wolrd

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    Thanks! I saw that KEDO doesnt offer them at the moment.
    I managed to find some more info on it and didn't realize it was the springs breaking, not the actual basket.

    I found a TDM850 3VD clutch for sale which I will most likely buy. Would rather swap out, than re-rivet the basket.
  6. BRAVOS

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    I have a 1990 model too, no problems on the clutch basket, just had to replace the fricction plates since it was slipping a bit. I went for an EBC kit, with reeinforced springs.
  7. kokos79

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    So you didn't have to change the metal ones, just the friction plates?

    I'm also starting to have slippage at 4th-5th gear when I give it WOT @ 3-4k rpm, that's how I noticed. Did anyone try any of the cheaper kits like the one from WFO?
  8. BRAVOS

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    Just the friction plates and springs. No more slippage on my bike.
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  9. grip-wolrd

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    What oil do you guys still use? Still stick with the 20w-40?
  10. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Been here awhile

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    Go for the TDM850 complete clutch.
    I always used 10W50 oil, most of the times synthetic.
  11. grip-wolrd

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    Thanks for the input. Is there a particular year of TDM clutch to buy after? The one I saw out of a TDM850 has 2 different type of springs in them.
  12. sasho

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    I am not sure if Rene still does the riveting--last time I communicated with him was back in 2013.

    I did the same as you--bought another clutch. But I will revive the original and have it as a spare.
  13. BRAVOS

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    Using mineral Motul 20W-50....10W-40 doesn't help the tendency for oil consumption.
  14. 3TD00900

    3TD00900 Been here awhile

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  15. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Been here awhile

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    I used the 3VD clutch, but I'm almost sure the 4TX is identical. The springs are not important, only the XTZ torque springs were weak and easy to break.
  16. Bowler

    Bowler Been here awhile

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    Early 3VD springs also tend to fail, so be carefull with them!

    René explains it on his site how to check the springs :https://sites.google.com/site/3ld16150/"
    I'm also on the lookout and thinking of using a 4TX one :)
  17. grip-wolrd

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    Thank you for the information. I've managed to find a late year TDM clutch with the long damper springs.
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    More grilling from me; does anyone know what the thickness of the rear LH engine spacer is?
    Does anyone have a photo reference of exactly how and where it mounts?

    Finding a spare part is almost impossible and figured I could just use a shim.
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  20. grip-wolrd

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    So clean!

    Are the front rotors homologated for Switzerland?