Servicing the clutch rez


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Servicing the clutch rez

Postby chads920 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:03 pm



In prep for the trip to Wing Ding 37 I started servicing the bike referencing the manual… the clutch shuddered when starting and at some points when shifting under load… the clutch rez when exposed was ugly, sludge buildup was significant. I wiped it out and ran 7/8 of a bottle of DOT 4 through the sys. What a difference most of the shudder is gone the little that is there may be a result of lack of maintenance damage (I've only had this bike for 25000 km just sayin)


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Re: Servicing the clutch rez

Postby flyinrob » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:28 pm

If the clutch master cylinder was that bad you may want to clean out the clutch slave cylinder. That crud in the master cylinder may have worked it's way down to the slave.

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Re: Servicing the clutch rez

Postby FM-USA » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:37 pm

flyinrob wrote:If the clutch master cylinder was that bad you may want to clean out the clutch slave cylinder. That crud in the master cylinder may have worked it's way down to the slave.

DITTOES.... it happened to mine.
It looked familiar so I gave it a name, "Clutch Fluid Snot". :x
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Re: Servicing the clutch rez

Postby chads920 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:16 am

I thought of that and did some service manual reading. The R&R seems do able and is likely finding a place on my "to do" list of maintenance issues. If the regular fluid change interval was followed there would be no accumulation of "snot" therefore …. and etc.
Something about putting off today what you can do tomorrow … I've go to find a pancake or low profile jack to get under the rear axel of my trike so that I can get a better look at the under side. I've got a MC type jack but I'm thinking the trike weight just may exceed its cap.
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Re: Servicing the clutch rez

Postby FM-USA » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:36 am

chads920 wrote:I thought of that and did some service manual reading. The R&R seems do able and is likely finding a place on my "to do" list of maintenance issues. If the regular fluid change interval was followed there would be no accumulation of "snot" therefore …. and etc.
Something about putting off today what you can do tomorrow … I've go to find a pancake or low profile jack to get under the rear axel of my trike so that I can get a better look at the under side. I've got a MC type jack but I'm thinking the trike weight just may exceed its cap.

Stacked wood ramps to a landing?
2x6
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2x10
2x12
total height 6" plus Wing, about 14"
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Re: Servicing the clutch rez

Postby chads920 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:44 am

That would work… and its portable. Thanks Its like I couldn't see the forest for the trees kind of thing.. KISS principle
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Re: Servicing the clutch rez

Postby FM-USA » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:57 am

chads920 wrote:That would work… and its portable. Thanks Its like I couldn't see the forest for the trees kind of thing.. KISS principle

Cheap, EZ replaceable, firepit`able.


Add more to bottom is needed. (top has a stop)

I made 2 from scrap pine and left it in the weather 50% of the time, on end.
Lasted 10 years before rotting out.

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Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

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Re: Servicing the clutch rez

Postby chads920 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:52 am

perfect and I can use up some of the "stuff" accumulating behind the shed.. bonus!


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