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Offline Squidlet

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Clutch slippage when at temperature?
« on: April 16, 2018, 02:47:10 AM »
So I'm not due for a service and my bike sat all winter.  I know it's not required, but I decided to change my oil anyways.  I put in Rotella T6 5W-40.  For some reason it feels like the clutch isn't biting all the way and there is some slippage?  Am I crazy?  Can this even happen with different oil? 
 
Can you guys recommend any solutions to having a better clutch bite?  Sorry I'm not an expert, I hope I'm saying the words right :P

EDIT:  Some friends checked my clutch and I had zero free play, loosened 1 rotation and now 2mm ish of jiggle.  They claim that might help, we'll see.  Maybe I adjusted it to tightly when I put on my shorty levers.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2018, 03:16:17 AM by Squidlet »

Offline Rivets

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Re: Clutch slippage when at temperature?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 12:24:16 PM »
Was told when I picked mine up that you need the play when its cold as it will tighten when the engine is up to temp so I think you've solved your problem

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Re: Clutch slippage when at temperature?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 09:47:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rivets [+]
Was told when I picked mine up that you need the play when its cold as it will tighten when the engine is up to temp so I think you've solved your problem

The specified play, measured when cold, is necessary so that the clutch engages fully when released, but I have never seen a cable shrink when hot.
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Re: Clutch slippage when at temperature?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 06:52:46 AM »
 :148:I apologise for a bad choice of words, did not mean the cable will tighten (shrink), I meant the clutch action will change when engine up to temp. Ive had my fair share of bikes to date but the S1KR is the worst clutch I have ever encountered for feel and bite point.

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Re: Clutch slippage when at temperature?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 04:19:52 PM »
Many people dont like their clutch engagement so far out from the grip (needed for the switch), but I for one, do prefer it. 

Perhaps an adjustable lever would allow you to improve the feel more to your liking. 

Rather disappointing that a bike of this caliber comes with only one lever adjustable when many lesser bikes come standard with two.
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