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Re: clutch issues
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2018, 10:40:27 pm »
Thanks,
I will try it and let you know. My last resort is cutting it off. I have ordered a new one. Don't want to go that route.

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Re: clutch issues
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2018, 02:04:23 pm »
Well heck. I guess I was right. I have heard of a few breaking but not to often. No one listens to me anyways.

Just to keep everyone updated, it is a broken star spring. Pulled clutch cover and basket cover, it was wedged in, stayed inside basket which I'm thankful for. I'm this far into it, should I do new plates? 23000 miles. Thanks!


There is an issue where you feel whats called a 'Double Bump' feeling in the clutch lever. This is caused by a broken star spring in the clutch/basket area.
It is not a common failure but I have heard of it happening in the earlier models.
If you shift kind of quickly (release the lever fast) and you feel feedback (Double bump is what most people call it)  in that lever then most likely you do have a broken star spring.  A broken star spring causes the clutch pack to 'rattle' back and forth in the clutch basket.
If so it is not to hard at all to fix but don't wait. Some of the broken star spring  parts can get embedded in clutch components that you dont want it to. Most of the time they just crack at first and later on break apart.
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Re: clutch issues
« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2018, 01:41:54 pm »
Well heck. I guess I was right. I have heard of a few breaking but not to often. No one listens to me anyways.

Just to keep everyone updated, it is a broken star spring. Pulled clutch cover and basket cover, it was wedged in, stayed inside basket which I'm thankful for. I'm this far into it, should I do new plates? 23000 miles. Thanks!


There is an issue where you feel whats called a 'Double Bump' feeling in the clutch lever. This is caused by a broken star spring in the clutch/basket area.
It is not a common failure but I have heard of it happening in the earlier models.
If you shift kind of quickly (release the lever fast) and you feel feedback (Double bump is what most people call it)  in that lever then most likely you do have a broken star spring.  A broken star spring causes the clutch pack to 'rattle' back and forth in the clutch basket.
If so it is not to hard at all to fix but don't wait. Some of the broken star spring  parts can get embedded in clutch components that you dont want it to. Most of the time they just crack at first and later on break apart.
I am still waiting on parts to fix. Ordered two weeks ago.

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Re: clutch issues
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2018, 01:38:40 am »
Bike is back together with no issues. Not happy having to wait two weeks for parts, oh well. New clutch cable, new fluid, new slave cylinder, new star springs, new oil and filter. Now for some nice weather!

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Re: clutch issues
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2018, 02:18:35 am »
2009 ABS. New clutch "Cable"?????
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Re: clutch issues
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2018, 05:29:10 pm »
I knew someone would catch on to that! New clutch line, Galfer SS braided. :beerchug:

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Re: clutch issues
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2019, 09:34:09 pm »
Just curious....how involved/difficult was it to replace that clutch "cable".
I would love to have new Galfer lines all the way around on my 2011 C14 but since I'm a novice at turning a wrench on a motorized bike I'm hesitant.  (35 years of bicycling maintenance is NOT like this!!)

Just slapped some new Pilot Road 2s on this past week (over 15,000 miles on the last set...highway miles) and I have new brake pads and speed bleeders (7) sitting on the bike ready for install this weekend.  I have the service manual and it seems very specific so I'm starting to get brave with my routine maintenance.

Any and all input is appreciated!!!
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Re: clutch issues
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2019, 09:47:39 am »
Just curious....how involved/difficult was it to replace that clutch "cable".
I would love to have new Galfer lines all the way around on my 2011 C14 but since I'm a novice at turning a wrench on a motorized bike I'm hesitant.  (35 years of bicycling maintenance is NOT like this!!)

Just slapped some new Pilot Road 2s on this past week (over 15,000 miles on the last set...highway miles) and I have new brake pads and speed bleeders (7) sitting on the bike ready for install this weekend.  I have the service manual and it seems very specific so I'm starting to get brave with my routine maintenance.

Any and all input is appreciated!!!
-james
It is not that difficult to change, maybe took an hour or so. I had never done one. The speed bleeders are a big help. Very detailed instructions on Galfer website. Make sure you use the discs provided, they look like little flying saucers.

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Re: clutch issues
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2019, 05:46:36 pm »
Just curious....how involved/difficult was it to replace that clutch "cable".
I would love to have new Galfer lines all the way around on my 2011 C14 but since I'm a novice at turning a wrench on a motorized bike I'm hesitant.  (35 years of bicycling maintenance is NOT like this!!)

Just slapped some new Pilot Road 2s on this past week (over 15,000 miles on the last set...highway miles) and I have new brake pads and speed bleeders (7) sitting on the bike ready for install this weekend.  I have the service manual and it seems very specific so I'm starting to get brave with my routine maintenance.

Any and all input is appreciated!!!
-james
It is not that difficult to change, maybe took an hour or so. I had never done one. The speed bleeders are a big help. Very detailed instructions on Galfer website. Make sure you use the discs provided, they look like little flying saucers.


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