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Old 25th May 2007, 22:01   #91
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Ah. Yes. Hydraulic. Bleed...never thought about that...dunno why, was thinking of cables and wet multiplates...I apoplogise...

Although I do have apprehensions regarding the clutch wear-out theory. Hard riding can wear it out as well. The clutch is held in place by the pressure plate/s, remember? A weak pressure plate can wear the clutch out under hard conditions as well.

And I agree, those conditions are few and far between...
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was thinking of cables and wet multiplates...
It's doesn't have cables, but it sure as hell as a wet clutch with multiple friction plates!

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The clutch is held in place by the pressure plate/s, remember? A weak pressure plate can wear the clutch out under hard conditions as well.
Correct, kind off. Except the pressure plate will not be the item to change.

The main items to replace in a motorcycle clutch would be the friction plates. These are what wear out, and are relatively inexpensive to replace (around 40-50$). At the same time, it's advisable to replace the clutch springs as well, since it is opened up anyway.

Here's an exploded view of the internals of a basic motorcycle clutch. Should give you a better idea about how it works.


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Old 26th May 2007, 18:15   #93
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It's doesn't have cables, but it sure as hell as a wet clutch with multiple friction plates!
Yes, I know...which was why I said that...

And I meant replacing the friction plates as well... I apologise for the car lingo...

Frankly, I'm a ninny with bike trannies; cars are much rather my cup of tea. Have opened bike 'boxes a couple of times, but never dismantled or studied completely...thanks, that dia does help...a lot...

A great deal more to learn yet...
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Old 27th May 2007, 12:29   #94
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Half a pair of good boots solved my gear shift problems, wore my boots instead of the sneakers for the ride today, and not a single false neutral, even through hard shifting.

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Old 27th May 2007, 12:31   #95
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Saab, mileage kitna aata hai?
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Old 27th May 2007, 12:43   #96
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bahut achcha aata hai, did 170 kms, on e way and a ew kms on the way back.
Stopped to tank up, 400 bucks worth of fuel, 8.3x Liters odd, and the tank almost done, maybe another liter, or maximum two could be accomodated.

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Old 27th May 2007, 13:33   #97
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So approx 20 kmpl ? What use re - my TDi used to give that much in city with 4 people in the comfort of the a/c.
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I think we need to have a small mini meet tonight...wht say...

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and the thunderace.
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Old 27th May 2007, 14:58   #99
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Another meet? Dan the boys did a morning ride to Lonavla and back today
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Old 27th May 2007, 18:08   #100
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dippy, two members have swapped some money and a 954

dan, hafta be somewhere tonight, maybe sometime through the week (wednesday).

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Old 27th May 2007, 23:58   #101
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Who has bought the 954?
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Old 28th May 2007, 00:01   #102
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yes yes 945 mrs dan wht r u suppose to bring..... making every one hot wit there bikes
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Hey MANSON, I could provide you tyres for your bike whenever you require them. I have Bridgestone, Michelin and Dunlop
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Old 28th May 2007, 21:02   #104
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Thanks Zulfi, will get in touch with you before the next season takes off.
Btw, havent heard much praise for the dunlops, expecially for street use. How would yu compare them to the pilots and BT 014 s?
Also, the current rear is a 180/55, would an upsize to 190/50 hamper anything?

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I have sold some Dunlops but have not recieved any complaints

Anyway, I have more of Michelins and Bridgestones.

As someone on the thread rightly said, Michelins are a bit soft, but then the grip you get is far better than Bridgestone. Michelin is more of a sport oriented tyre whereas Bridgestone is more for touring and would not wear off that fast.

Concerning your query on upsizing the tyre to a 190 or 200, I have sold upsize tyres to plenty and no one has ever complained of poor handling or anything. But I am personally of the opinion to use the specified size given by the manufacturer. Without a doubt, they are the best judge.
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