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11-15-2007 11:22 AM
curtis97322 Mine does it regardless of oil level (I keep it at or just above the top of the sight). My bike does use some oil (mostly on startup I think... ), so sometimes drops to the middle if I'm negligent about checking the oil for a while.
11-14-2007 11:53 PM
Wall There is another, simpler solution to this problem. Mine does the grabbing, grinding thing when the bike is cold AND the oil level is a little on the low side. Raising the oil level makes it go away for me. Although Kawasaki says to check the oil level cold, I have found that it is best to crank the engine and run it for just a few seconds before checking the oil level. If the bike has been sitting for at least a day or two, the oil level will be a lot lower after you have run it for a few seconds. This is based on using regular 10W-40 oil.
11-14-2007 08:36 PM
curtis97322 So I decided to disregard financial common sense and order a new clutch kit from DK. I didn't order the spacer plates - I'll sand em down smooth if it looks like they need it.

I'll probably do the clutch job the weekend after next (should have the kit by tuesday...) or If I can get away with it I'll do it on thanksgiving :-)
11-14-2007 04:38 PM
letitflight hey...
thx Knifemaker for your prompt reply.....
i'll keep you guys posted on my clutch replace.....
i just got my splines lubbed last week end....
i am trying to work on Kawa every week end....
LOTS of FUN though
11-14-2007 04:26 PM
Originally Posted by letitflight View Post
Can someone tell me where to find those EBC kevlar kit, a clutch gasket...etc...
I want to re do my clutch...
any link or store for that....
thx in advance
You will have to get the gasket from a dealer, but the best price I found for the clutch kit :

I did not replace the spacer/steel plates, if you wish to , that too can be had from your dealer.

You do not need to drain the oil, as the bike on the kickstand leans the other way...

11-14-2007 04:04 PM
dirtrack650 Curtis,

You described my bike as if I were posting the question myself. I've mentioned in other posts that switching to full synth motorcycle oil (Lucas 20-50) cured my grinding. Try it before shelling out the bucks for a new clutch. If it doesn't do you any good, you haven't wasted your money, you can reuse the oil after you replace the clutch.
11-14-2007 02:17 PM
letitflight hi,
Can someone tell me where to find those EBC kevlar kit, a clutch gasket...etc...
I want to re do my clutch...
any link or store for that....
thx in advance
11-14-2007 10:23 AM
curtis97322 It still SOMETIMES does it when I do the warm up squeeze clutch routine (probably when I don't let it warm up long enough). I ride daily and am often running late. When I'm leaving the house I'll slip the clutch a bit once I'm going and that tends to make things work better (I have 2-3 blocks of 10 mph before I hit the 45 mph main road).

Seems like the symptoms were better back when I was using the synthetic rotella... but I was using more oil when I was using it...

Ahh... the joy of vehicles old enough to vote...
11-14-2007 09:15 AM
Dianna In the meantime, it's safer and a whole lot cheaper to let the bike warm up and squeeze the clutch lever a hal dozen times or so before taking off.
It's a common malady of a wet clutch.
It'd be a shame to put in a new clutch, start the bike and take off and find out it does the same thing on occasion
11-14-2007 08:30 AM
thepr1nter I Think you only need 7 metal spacers.
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