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Offline schwinnman67

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Bad clutch??
« on: March 18, 2018, 12:17:31 am »
Took my 86 out for a ride today and the clutch appears to be slipping. It is grabbing at the end of the travel. How hard is it to do a clutch replacement on these?

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Re: Bad clutch??
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 12:30:47 am »
It's not hard, if you have a manual. Before I would dig into the clutch I would
look at the clutch fluid. Has it been changed? Just a shop in the dark but what
have you got to lose.

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Re: Bad clutch??
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 03:49:09 pm »
Good point Wulf - as my old man would say - do the simple stuff first.


Doesn’t cost anything to verify the hydraulics first.

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Re: Bad clutch??
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 04:53:01 pm »
The early C-10's were known to have a weak star spring that would break and cause problems.
Mine broke and was replaced by me. EZ to do.

Before you replace the clutch, check that out.
If broken, replace with newer style spring and hardware.

Over the years at COG outings we helped others:
On 1 C-10, a guy had leakage at the slave cylinder of the clutch that required a rebuild.
On another, that guy had grime/corrosion built up inside the slave cylinder that required removal and cleaning of the cylinder.
  Both are also EZ to do, and we temporarily did both at COG National's in the parking lot.

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Re: Bad clutch??
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2018, 11:24:24 pm »
thanks everyone for the ideas. I'll have to check those when the weather gets good again (was nice yesterday and snowing now).

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Re: Bad clutch??
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 04:23:15 pm »
The early C-10's were known to have a weak star spring that would break and cause problems.
Mine broke and was replaced by me. EZ to do.



^^^^^^^ This is the right answer. Had the exact issue on the 86 I owned. When you pop off the clutch cover, just make sure to find ALL the broken arms before you replace the spring. Dont want something bouncing around in there that shouldn't be.
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Re: Bad clutch??
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 07:09:40 pm »
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