Sticking clutch plates?

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Re: Sticking clutch plates?

Post by Justarn » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:53 pm

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Re: Sticking clutch plates?

Post by Justarn » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:07 pm

Well I was out down the oakdean cafe last night, we done +-60 miles an she ran like a sewing machine. All fixed, not sure exactly what was up with the clutch either oil or plates round the wrong way lol...
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Re: Sticking clutch plates?

Post by Tango » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:02 pm

Justarn wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:07 pm
Well I was out down the oakdean cafe last night, we done +-60 miles an she ran like a sewing machine. All fixed, not sure exactly what was up with the clutch either oil or plates round the wrong way lol...
Cheers all.
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Post by Speedy23 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:39 pm

Tango wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:02 pm
Justarn wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:07 pm
Well I was out down the oakdean cafe last night, we done +-60 miles an she ran like a sewing machine. All fixed, not sure exactly what was up with the clutch either oil or plates round the wrong way lol...
Cheers all.
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Re: Sticking clutch plates?

Post by Justarn » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:09 pm

Lol...
Well it's started being a sod again only when hot now and a bit sporadically.
I'm assuming the friction plates have been damaged from the crap oil so I have a new set of plates and they are soaking in 5l of Castrol as we speak.
Went for gecko plates from we Moto this time, heard a few problems with the ebc plates and the way they a finicky with oil...
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Re: Sticking clutch plates?

Post by fastbob » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:10 pm

Justarn wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Lol...
Well it's started being a sod again only when hot now and a bit sporadically.
I'm assuming the friction plates have been damaged from the crap oil so I have a new set of plates and they are soaking in 5l of Castrol as we speak.
Went for gecko plates from we Moto this time, heard a few problems with the ebc plates and the way they a finicky with oil...
Hopefully this sorts it
Oh dear , I bought Gecko plates from Wemoto for my ER5 and they didn't last five minutes ( not literally obviously ) Admittedly I was ragging the bike up steep hairpin bends in Wales with camping gear and making an arse of it but I don't think I'd buy them again.

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Re: Sticking clutch plates?

Post by Justarn » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:20 pm

Well hopefully I have better luck... I only read good reviews when I searched the ol' intra web?
We Moto normally only sell decent stuff....
Was it long ago that you used them?
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Re: Sticking clutch plates?

Post by Justarn » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:21 pm

Mine have been in oil for two days now... Did you soak yours?
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Re: Sticking clutch plates?

Post by fastbob » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:55 pm

Justarn wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Well hopefully I have better luck... I only read good reviews when I searched the ol' intra web?
We Moto normally only sell decent stuff....
Was it long ago that you used them?
It was last year I think , see my post in Touring entitled Beaulah to Tregaron . They were in the bike about 4-5 months and , yes , I certainly did soak them in oil . As I say , it was probably due to me tackling a ridiculously steep road on the wrong bike and making a mess of it that did for the clutch. I actually took a spare clutch pre-soaked in oil on my holiday to Scotland this year but I never needed it .

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Re: Sticking clutch plates?

Post by Justarn » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:26 pm

That's preparation dude, spare clutch plates!-)
Well upon removal just now the ebc plates were stuck together again, all I can put it down to is poor oil soaked into them.
It all went together ok, was a pig to get into gear again, guessing all the oil on the plates cause after a minute or so it's started working ok after an adjustment on the lever and a good rev.
Just gotta go for a decent ride the weekend and see if that's solved it ..
There was a small amount of damage on one friction plate from when the retaining wire had come free last time and was rattling around between the second to last steel and friction... Maybe that had an effect wwho knows... I'm just hoping I get more than a few hundred miles before it starts playing up again... Darn clutches.
I think I will bite the bullet and give it to yamaha or buy a proper set of verniers and get the tolerance of the parts checked, I'm a bit of a kick and hope kinda guy when fixing things, and that needs to change haha.
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Re: Sticking clutch plates?

Post by Justarn » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:18 pm

Touch wood she ran beautiful today, I don't remember finding neutral so easily since I bought her...
Took no pressure at all.
Only went 5 miles each way to the not but gave the ol' girl a handful... Tbh the gecko plates seem to bite better than the ebc ones, she will actually list the front wheel in first off just power now.
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Re: Sticking clutch plates?

Post by fastbob » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:27 pm

Justarn wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:18 pm
Touch wood she ran beautiful today, I don't remember finding neutral so easily since I bought her...
Took no pressure at all.
Only went 5 miles each way to the not but gave the ol' girl a handful... Tbh the gecko plates seem to bite better than the ebc ones, she will actually list the front wheel in first off just power now.
I got a free kevlar clutch out of EBC . Mine wasn't sticking though, it was slipping and slightly burned . I've got a feeling that having my bike raised at the back due to my GSXR 1000 shock had something to do with it. Could have lowered the oil level a bit .viewtopic.php?f=5&t=66672&hilit=clutch& ... 0#p1034929

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Re: Sticking clutch plates?

Post by Justarn » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:38 pm

Seems perfect now, not to tempt fate, but done 70-80 miles today and all seems good.
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