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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:26 pm 
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Well, since changing the exhaust earlier this year I've heard noises that I never noticed before. Just lately they've been getting more noticeable, and today I noticed that it quietens down when I pull the clutch lever in. It's a really hard noise to describe and I've tried recording it but you can't really hear it. Noticed aswell today that the clutch doesn't bite until the lever is almost right out, bites when there's about 3mm left on the lever. I've not tried adjusting it as I never seem to be able to adjust clutches correctly on any bike!

Could the noise be something as simple as clutch adjustment or is it possible it's something more serious than that?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:37 pm 
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Check the ouput bearings ie. outboard needle race.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:03 am 
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And how would I do that? Only got very basic tools here at the moment, paddock stands and torque wrench etc are all still in Bristol.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:40 am 
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Meant to say aswell, is that the bearing that's very expensive to put right? What exactly happens when that bearing completely breaks down? Locked back wheel, loss of power and coast to the side of the ride or what? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:39 pm 
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It's relatively easy to check .......just pop the seal out of the end of the output shaft ie in the centre of the pulley.........relatively easy to put right on a tuber .... a lot harder and more expensive on an xb.
If alls well refit seal or preferably a maz grease nipple mod ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:24 pm 
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Thanks I'll try and have a look when I get a few minutes, probably won't ever go again if I do something to it though.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:20 pm 
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Spring plate breaking up?


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