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Offline Oldschool

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Clutch plates and slippage
« on: June 25, 2019, 11:29:30 pm »
105,000 miles on my original clutch...2000 Concours.

Starting to feel some "slippage" which led me to think about how the clutch works. As I understand it, when the clutch lever is pulled in, only a few plates are actually "disengaged" and allow enough slippage to allow gear changes. Not all plates are fully pulled apart.

So....can I go inside the clutch and move the friction plates and clutch plates to different positions? Move the ones that are on the outside to the inside? It seems to me that this would tighten things up?


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Re: Clutch plates and slippage
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 01:04:15 am »
  Don't know if it the star spring but here is an article that will give a look see.
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Re: Clutch plates and slippage
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 01:51:50 am »
Oldschool, that probably wouldn't hurt. Measure thickness while your in there..
A few may be borderline, but I suspect their ok.
Mebbe shim or replace the clutch springs.

A probable cause is corrosion in the slave cylinder preventing full movement.
Check that out.

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