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Clutch Issues :( - October 23, 2011, 12:05 AM

Well, the bike is a track only bike and only has about 13K miles on it. It has been down a couple of times as well (all at the track) as most of you already know. Last accident was by far the worse but I put the bike together and everything seems to be in good shape. It rides just fine and shifts ok but when I was testing out the bike today I put it through the ringer a bit and the clutch is slipping like a mofo. I think that the slippage is occurring at such low mileage due to rough usage but I don't want to overlook the accident and other possible issues. Anyone have any ideas before I order another stock clutch?

Also, maybe unrelated but the bike seems to be overheating a bit quickly. Today it got up to 230 even with the fan running so I shut it off immediately. I'm going to flush the system again to see what's going on.

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October 23, 2011, 12:19 AM

might be the lever or master cylinder sticking slightly. Did you replace the controls after the wreck?


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October 23, 2011, 12:31 AM

As for the clutch: Even if the controls check out ok I wouldn't order up a new clutch assembly until you take it apart and inspect it. Otherwise you're just spending money on parts you might not need.
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October 23, 2011, 12:38 AM

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might be the lever or master cylinder sticking slightly. Did you replace the controls after the wreck?
Good call. I did replace the clutch lever since it was bent. I'm going to try to play with it and adjust it tomorrow.

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As for the clutch: Even if the controls check out ok I wouldn't order up a new clutch assembly until you take it apart and inspect it. Otherwise you're just spending money on parts you might not need.
Good call as well. I never took apart a clutch before though. I do have the k7 manual but from experience does anyone know how hard it is to take apart the clutch?


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taking a clutch apart is easy, just pay attention to the order of the plates.


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October 23, 2011, 12:53 AM

Good deal. I'm going to try adjusting it tomorrow, then if that doesn't work. Taking the bish apart

BTW, I noticed that since the accident whenever I click it into gear while its on the rear stand it spins way too much even if the clutch lever is pulled in all the way. I know this is normal when the bike is cold but usually when it warms up a bit the spinning is almost none existent until you rev the motor.


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October 23, 2011, 03:08 AM

Manual clutch lever should have 1/4 inch of play. It should not be tight just a little loose. kinda like your butthole. As for the over heating you might have an air bubble in the system some where. Manual should have a way to get it out.


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