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Gear Linkage Adjustment

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by Smartleynz, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. Smartleynz

    Smartleynz Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi, has anyone had any adjustments done to their gear change linkage system? I'm at 60,000 k and having trouble finding N and a bit stiff between some gears? Thanks
     
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    I am thinking you have a dragging clutch with these symptoms.
     
  3. Smartleynz

    Smartleynz Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Yes you may well be correct thanks Dave, whats the cure for that one?
     
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    kiwi dave GT Reference

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    It's probably one of the bigger jobs you have to do. I've replaced clutches on a couple of EV Tourings (which arrived with a wonderful but short lived single plate clutch), and it is something I would not look forward to doing again.

    For the EV Tourings, I crabbed the frame, which basically means supporting the engine-gearbox on a stand (not the centre stand) and effectively lifting the rest of the motorcycle away. It took a long time but there is no other option other than paying someone else to do it for you.
     
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    V700Steve High Miler GT di Razza Pura

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    Big job on a 14, I'd exhaust all maintenance first. Clean bled system, maybe wash off clutch w/mineral spirits (worth a try). Make sure the master on bar is working as it should.
     
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    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    ^ As above , replace clutch fluid and bleed thoroughly ! Peter
     
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    Smartleynz Tuned and Synch'ed

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    So Motor out, new clutch plate? It is still working just a tad hard to get into Neutral, other than that seems to be OK.
    Thanks for the info, Glenn
     

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