View Full Version : Slipping clutch after 30,000km
10-12-2011, 06:37 AM
I wouldn't have thought the friction plates would be fried after 30k km... I don't drag race it or anything.
but I'm getting huge slippage. it seemed to just start randomly a while ago & hasn't really got any worse since.
I've got the barnett clutch cable, it's adjusted fully slack at the clutch and fully slack at the lever, but it's still too tight - no play in the lever at all. so I'm thinking the clutch just isn't engaging properly, rather than the plates needing replacement.
but that would imply a shrinking clutch cable ???. unless something has gone wrong inside the clutch.
10-12-2011, 06:57 AM
If the cable is at the ends of adjustment and you can't get any free play At the lever then either the cable is too short or something is wrong with your clutch.
10-12-2011, 07:02 AM
could be a couple of things 1st check that your cable is not snagged on somthing 2nd if you front engine mounts are worn the motor will drop creating extra distance from you lever
10-12-2011, 07:36 AM
Cable is routed wrong
You want long smooth straight as possible curves in you cable check again your cable adjustment at the transmission side
It is important that the cable is adjusted correctly at the transmission lever as this can limit the cable travel and feel
Was the lower clutch lever remove at some point
Look to see if the lever is installed at the correct angel
There is a dot on the lever and a dot on the shaft that aligns the two to the correct angle
10-12-2011, 09:32 AM
if it started in the upper gears and has slowly or steadily gotten worse. yea you probably need a new clutch if all normal adjustments check ok. Just think you pushing almost 1000 lbs around with avg size rider. theres a lot of torque with this bike. Dont think if it is your clutch discs that its a big deal. can swap them up in an afternoon if your handy with tools. I honestly think anything over 10K miles is doing good with this bike. But thats JMO. I know on my race bike which is 1/2 the weight. I go thru a few sets a summer. I know you say you dont race. But each time you stop and go or go to pass and take advantage of the torque the 9 makes what do you think is allowing you to do that. The Clutch. Check everything else over if all is ok. You may need to redo your clutch. I rec. doing both the steels and the fibers when you do it.:doorag:
10-12-2011, 01:56 PM
Ok thanks guys. Everything looks to be adjusted properly and the cable hasn't moved or anything, so I guess it's just the plates.
10-14-2011, 02:02 AM
Has it been slipping since you changed oil? Someting else to think about.
10-14-2011, 09:11 PM
Check the inner clutch adjustment pull the r/h side cover there is an adjuster in the clutch top cover undo the nut screw it in till it seats then back off half a turn problem sloved :bigthumbsup:
10-17-2011, 10:17 PM
Yep I did mine at 30k, but I have to say I had been given it a really hard time up and down the freeways. As I said in another post, inner most plate and outer most where down, replaced the lot but really didn't need to.
in oz the friction plates are about $42 each from the dealers. so a set costs next time I'll order from the states and just have a spare set lying around as I have a sneaky feel I will do it again.
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