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Offline JJM

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Worn clutch on a 2018 with 10,000 miles
« on: November 12, 2019, 05:24:25 PM »
Clutch gone after 10,000 miles, seems a bit premature, it's an xrx road so no off roading, I do ride with a pillion a fair bit but wouldn't have thought it would affect it massively. Never had this issue with any other bike I've owned , in fact I had a 2016 tiger previously and that had 22000 on the clock before I sold it and never even had to adjust the clutch. Spoke to triumph in Watford and they said they would need to strip down to investigate to see if it was warranty issue or not. Call me a fortune teller but I think I know which way its going to go. Anyone else had similar issues with such low miles?
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Re: Worn clutch on a 2018 with 10,000 miles
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 05:38:14 PM »
Just on 11k & never had to adjust the cable .yet.

Has the cable maintained its 2-3mm of slack or have you had to keep adjusting it? I take it the clutch is slipping?
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Re: Worn clutch on a 2018 with 10,000 miles
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 06:31:58 PM »
Clutch first slipped a couple of months ago when I was o a skills riding course doing slow tight turns using clutch and rear brake, noticed clutch was slipping and had to stop and adjust cable at clutch housing end, was ok for another 4 or 5 rides and then noticed it was slipping again under acceleration, adjustment again so ok at the moment but no more adjustment left so cant risk using

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Re: Worn clutch on a 2018 with 10,000 miles
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 06:36:24 PM »
No more adjustment left at either end?

I wonder if the problem is in the cable. Mind, what you've been doing isn't kind to a clutch.
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Re: Worn clutch on a 2018 with 10,000 miles
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 07:38:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
Mind, what you've been doing isn't kind to a clutch.

A days slow riding course should be no issue. I've done several, and put the technique into use in every day riding regularly. Not had an issue with my clutch yet (42k miles). A guy I know teaches said slow riding technique, on his own bike, and hasn't had an issue.

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Re: Worn clutch on a 2018 with 10,000 miles
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 08:09:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by JJM [+]
adjustment again so ok at the moment but no more adjustment left so cant risk using

If you haven't touched the bottom (clutch end) adjuster then I would wind the clutch lever adjuster fully into the lever housing and then back it out approx. 2 full turns, then go to the clutch end of the cable, undo both locknuts (away from each other) to their limits and then move the cable outer to the right to eliminate all the slack. Hopefully the slack is eliminated before hitting the LH locknut, then holding outer with slack eliminated wind both lock nuts back against the bracket and tighten. Now go back to the handlebar adjuster and make the fine adjustment necessary to set the 2-3mm free play. I did this early on as I don't like the clutch lever end adjuster being out more than a few turns and it put the lower end locknut pretty much on the limit of thread almost touching the little rubber boot. I don't recall adjusting my clutch lever more than 2 or 3 times in 21k and 75% of that was city commuting with lots of clutch use.

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Re: Worn clutch on a 2018 with 10,000 miles
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 08:11:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Zaphod [+]
A days slow riding course should be no issue. I've done several, and put the technique into use in every day riding regularly. Not had an issue with my clutch yet (42k miles). A guy I know teaches said slow riding technique, on his own bike, and hasn't had an issue.

So what do you consider to be the cause? Let's try to be positive. Only Aliens get blamed for things happening for no reason.

Best way of burning a clutch out I've heard of. But then it might be as I suggested earlier, a problem with the cable.
 
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Re: Worn clutch on a 2018 with 10,000 miles
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 09:53:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by JJM [+]
...but no more adjustment left...
*Originally Posted by Paulhere [+]
No more adjustment left at either end?
What he ^^^ asked.
Are both cable adjusters (top & bottom) screwed all the way in?
And is there free-play at either lever?
I think the dealer's service shop may be correct? -- they may need to remove the clutch cover & inspect?
(that, in itself, shouldn't be too expensive)
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Re: Worn clutch on a 2018 with 10,000 miles
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2019, 11:22:48 PM »
Bottom adjusted more of less all the way in, top adjuster probably two thirds in.
Seen video of clutch replacement and doesn't look too complicated, does anyone know if the 2018 clutch plates are the same as previous models?

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Re: Worn clutch on a 2018 with 10,000 miles
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2019, 09:41:58 AM »
I do clutchless shifting most of the time since last year, but before no clutch needed replacing and my longer use was 34'000Km, so yes it shouldn't go after 10'000 miles, also only track bikes show faster cultch wear, because of the high speed forces the clutches need to endure, not really by doing slow riding, I commute everyday and in the cities do a lot of clutch slipping with rear brake not to put the feet down, I've never Fu**** a clutch in my life and that's how the moto schools teach people to ride.

If the clutch basket is still good and you only have problems with the friction plates, this is a pretty easy job to do, it's removing oil and side casing, the 3 or 4 screws with springs holding the plates, putting new plates in correct order, closing, putting new oil et voil, you only need to watch the torque on the clutch screws, that's it !
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