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Jung

Member since Jan 2009 • Last active Dec 2019

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    If it's not snatchy or juddery, there won't be anything wrong with the basket. If it is you can just gently file the tangs a little to get rid of the grooves, though obvs not with the bike on it's side...make sure to polish smooth with wet and dry. :)

    Clutch is a 20 minute job. You just need a flat surface and feeler gauges to check the old steel plates are flat (if you're reusing them) and verniers to measure the springs. Seriously though, I'd just order new springs and friction plates and whack it back together. I've never warped a steel plate, even on my old 125 race bikes and those things experience clutch apocalypse every start!

    I need to have another crack at my XR650R clutch - fucker is slipping again. In their infinite wisdom, Honda made it the weakest part of the bike - only 4 lousy springs holding 50+ hp in race trim. Needs all HD springs really but my hands are getting so fucked I can't abide heavy clutches.

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    Yeah - measure the springs too. If they're original, they'll be getting tired. Cheap fix anyway.

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    Nah motorbike gearboxes are different from cars. If you can unload them for a fraction of a second while you change you don't need a clutch at all. Much easier (on the road at least) to try it changing up. Just chop the throttle a fraction to unload and quickly bang it up - with a bit of practice you can make it almost seamless. Start with the higher gears, not the 1-2 shift. Doesn't hurt the box at all.

    You can do the same going down but it's very tricky to unload the box the same - you'd need to have the back wheel almost off the ground on the brakes really. Big difference to off road - MX you just stamp down on the shifter, no clutch at all as there's less impact through the transmission from loose surfaces.

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    Clutch-less shifts probably hurt the clutch less than actually using it. Could be plates, just as likely tired clutch springs. It's easy enough to check mate - if you're really lazy (like me) you might get away with laying the bike on the side and not draining the oil to open it up and check.

    By the by, if they're flat, I almost never order new steel plates - total waste of cash. Springs and friction plates almost always does the job.

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    My pickups finally arrived - ended up getting a deal on a pair of Suhr Woodsheds. In yet another sign of impending decrepitude, I decided against anything too hot.

    I'm going to have to fire up the dremel and start putting this thing together!

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    I’ve had second hand BMWs for a few years here. 03 530, 05 330 and now 11 535i they’ve all been pretty reliable. As someone mentioned, the cooling systems need attention around 70-80k. And I did coil packs on the 330 at about 90.

    In the same time my mate has returned a new Audi as a lemon and my neighbor the same with a Honda.

    I’d take most internet horror stories with a pinch of salt.

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    Cliche perhaps, but D type would be where my unlimited folding would flutter.

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    Oh NICE. Bring the noise, that looks very clean.

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    Spot on mate. Even worse here with all the sun. I’ve got some hose from a mate that builds movie bikes. Good still after a couple of years - it’s fucking excruciatingly expensive by the roll though. Still my biggest prob at the moment is the havoc fuel does to carbs and injectors - fucks stuff in months that used to take years.

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    JIS screwdrivers! True facts - worth noting that Halfords didn’t include them in their kits back in the day. Which you’ll be aware of once you’ve had to drill out the float bowl screws on any Japanese bike ever.

    Especially as they are made out of cheesy kind sentiments anyway.

    Comedians.

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