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Discussion in 'Racing' started by chilly, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. chilly

    chilly Just got it firing!

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    Hi folks,my first posting on here,not sure if this is the right section but if you racers don't know of this fix then i'll be surprised.

    What i have is a 950 G5 with twin plugged heads,RaceCo cam ,36mm carbs, lightened flywheel and Saches ignition.
    The bike runs great ,i'm very pleased with it,but what happens is the clutch lever loses most of its action,ie -the lever has a lot of play when the engine is hot.
    Iv'e seen somewhere that the intermediate plate is most probably to blame as it can go convex/concave and the fix is to cut slots in a new replacement plate to cure this.
    Anyone got any thoughts on this fix ,or any other ideas of what the problem could be,but i'm pretty sure the above scenario is the problem.

    Thanks Chill
     
  2. ed

    ed Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Some aftermarket clutches do this. It's probably a function of clutch friction material and dimensional changes due to temperature differentials. If it's not slipping or sticking, just adjust it at the handlebar once it gets hot. No big deal.

    Ed
     
  3. chilly

    chilly Just got it firing!

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    Thanks Ed
    i'll keep it as it is for the moment,but had a job getting the clutch to clear using up most of the free play on the lever.
    Its a shame really as its the nicest clutch i've had on a Guzzi (when cold)
     
  4. ed

    ed Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Dont forget that there is adjustment on the other end of the clutch cable, too.
    Yeah, I have the same issue on one of my street bikes and I just deal with it.
    ed
     

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