Clutch plate replacement - in-bike....

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Clutch plate replacement - in-bike....

Post by leakyroof58 »

My apologies if this has been asked/answered, but
searching for items dealing with the clutch hasn't
answered my question...
My '87 Aspy just got a new problem this year - clutch
slips in the higher gears, 4th and 5th, usually when
its cooler out. once I hit 4-5 bars on the temp, it gets
Anyway, I have read the DIY article about changing
plates in-bike, where the author states it was all done
on the center stand. So, my dumb question is - why not
put it on the side stand, kick up or even remove the
center stand, so you have better access to the clutch ??
Having the bike perfectly level doesn't seem to be critical.

What am I missing here ? I'm a beginner, so no flaming,
OK ??

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Re: Clutch plate replacement - in-bike....

Post by DaveO430 »

Lay it over on it's side, makes it even easier. I have a hoist in my shop, I picked up the rear of an 1100 way high to do the clutch.

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Re: Clutch plate replacement - in-bike....

Post by DenverWinger »

+1 on laying bike on its side, it won't hurt anything, but it will probably be a little smoky afterward when you start it up. The oil that finds its way into the cylinders won't hurt anything either, and the smoke will clear.
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