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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-15-2007, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lulu's Clutch Swap

PART 1

Well after the stop light incident I figured it was time to do a little clutch surgery to fix a slipping disk. LOL

I took Pics of the procces and figure i should post the proccess.

""One note I drained the oil before I started this procces as I also did oil and filter change.""

I am starting the change out using the EBC Street racer clutch kit cost 110.00.



The proccess is very simple all the tools you will need are a 8mm, 10mm sockets and ratchet, 2 six inch nails, and needle nose pliers.

The first step is to remove the 7 8mm case bolts



Here you can see the clutch basket see that i place a rag on the pipe as there will be oil.
To start you will remove the 5 10mm bolts holding the basket cover and springs.



Once removed you will then see the plates.



Plate removal is pretty easy, To remove the plates I used 2 six inch nails that I bent the tip a bit.



Here is the empyt basket



and a shot of the old plates



Reassembly on the next thread
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Clutch Re assembly

Continued from privous thread.

The Reassembly went rather fast.

A shot of the new springs and plates. (yes there are 6 springs rember this kit was designed for diffrent biles as well as the VN750)



The re packing is simple you just place pad and steel plate back in alternating each starting with a clutch pad.

Rember to dip the plates in oil before you put them in. I used a lid off a metal popcorn can.



Once you have placed all but the next to last plate in the pack will look like this



the last plate needs to go in the last notch that is off set from the rest of the plates.



Once this has been done place the basket top on set the new springs and start the 10 mm bolts.



You will want to hold the clutch basket in place when tighting the bolts I used my needle nose pliers and wedged them in between the basket and the case.

Once you have gotten everyting tightend up you need to replace the gasket.



The last step is to put the cover back on!



Here is one pic i thought you may want to see It is the size diffrence in the springs from stock and race.



The manufacturer suggests that you slip the clutch for a bit to remove excess oil form the plates.


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Awesome post!! Shows everything that you need to know! Now people won't be as afraid to try this simple task. I think I'll be doing this during the winter....Thanks Lurch!
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Excellent post. Added an excellent rating !

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One note..
"The manufacturer suggests that you slip the clutch for a bit to remove excess oil form the plates."

Make sure you adjust your clutch "after a bit" otherwise you can end up burning it up and have clutch plates that look like this!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddhughe...78456443/show/

The heavier springs necessitate a clutch adjustment

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One note..
"The manufacturer suggests that you slip the clutch for a bit to remove excess oil form the plates."

Make sure you adjust your clutch "after a bit" otherwise you can end up burning it up and have clutch plates that look like this!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddhughe...78456443/show/

The heavier springs necessitate a clutch adjustment
Will do Dianna that looked nasty EWWWWW :BLAM
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Well the clutch adjustment was rather easy I set the CABLE ADJUST LOCK
NUT against the CABLE ADJUST Screw and I then set it with a clock wise turning till it met the stop on the CLUTCH LEVER Holder.

In othere words i screwed it all the way back in to the handle.
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This is an awesome post! I'm printing it out to consult as I do my own.

Only thing I wanted to add is that the part number for the gasket you need to buy separately from the clutch kit is 11060-1088 as can be seen in this pic:



It took me a minute to find on cheapcycleparts.com so I thought I'd save someone else that minute!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is the only other thing you actually need to buy (besides clutch kit = plates+springs) to complete this job.

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Job well done documenting this service Lurch. I have read a few explanations describing clutch plate replacement over the past 2 years, but have no experience working on motorcycles, only my autos. It really helps to be able to see and visualize the actual work process. Thanks for taking the time to share with the forum.

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