Clutch getting tighter?

DAMIEN1307

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I also noticed that my pressure plate(?) doesn't push in on one side as much as the other
Ive never seen one yet that does...That flower nut "set screw" holds that one side right down there and the opposite end results in a little uneven lift to it.
 

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Ive never seen one yet that does...That flower nut "set screw" holds that one side right down there and the opposite end results in a little uneven lift to it.
I didn't notice that the first time. So this time when I adjusted it, I used the part that moved the least to calculate my adjustment. It is a perfect 0.197569420" free play when the clutch is disengaged.
 

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You can always roll your bike with the clutch engaged and the plug out, just to see if it's the spring causing the unevenness in the plate.
 

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I also noticed that my pressure plate(?) doesn't push in on one side as much as the other. Like the beginning of this paragraph said, I am waiting on breaking this one. When I do, I am presuming I should expect to find a clutch pad that has come dislodged.
There is another spring under the pressure plate. It's probably a little off-center. The pads will be OK.
 

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Here we go again... Ran my bike about 80 miles this week. Last night after about 65 miles my clutch felt like it was sticking a little. Today I rode 16 miles and at the end of it my clutch would not disengage. I'm gonna have to do that preload thing @Karl Snarl talked to me about. I'll be hitting you up in about 10 hours.
 

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Here we go again... Ran my bike about 80 miles this week. Last night after about 65 miles my clutch felt like it was sticking a little. Today I rode 16 miles and at the end of it my clutch would not disengage. I'm gonna have to do that preload thing @Karl Snarl talked to me about. I'll be hitting you up in about 10 hours.
I should be on, if not I will be soon. Be glad to help ya get'er done.
 

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Know what. The Lord works in mysterious ways. During lunch, I noticed my tire was flat. I went to air it up with the company's heavy duty truck mounted air conditioner, and BOOM. Darn tube came out between the bead and rim when I wasn't looking. Actually, I was stressing because when I was doing that(on the clock) the boss rolled up and I was like "oh crap... Here I am using company equipment on company time for my own stuff...". The boss didn't care and we talked about my "Harley" for a bit. He calls it my Harley. He also calls my knife a "fight club knife". I tell him it's a "I live in a bad neighborhood and I'm not a trained fighter knife.". A karambit or whatever. So I got a ride home and I'll be trucking tomorrow.
 

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Oh the Lord working in mysterious ways part. I convinced myself that if I had ridden home something bad would have happened and the blowout saved my life. Today was the forecasted windy day but it isn't as bad as I imagined. At least I won't make the news.
 

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Know what. The Lord works in mysterious ways. During lunch, I noticed my tire was flat. I went to air it up with the company's heavy duty truck mounted air conditioner, and BOOM. Darn tube came out between the bead and rim when I wasn't looking. Actually, I was stressing because when I was doing that(on the clock) the boss rolled up and I was like "oh crap... Here I am using company equipment on company time for my own stuff...". The boss didn't care and we talked about my "Harley" for a bit. He calls it my Harley. He also calls my knife a "fight club knife". I tell him it's a "I live in a bad neighborhood and I'm not a trained fighter knife.". A karambit or whatever. So I got a ride home and I'll be trucking tomorrow.
I am a trained boxer, wanting to get back into, so I'm actually back to training again. been 20 or so years, but god I love a good dance in the ring.

My bosses usually don't care if I use stuff on company time. I make them a ton of money, it's a perk of the job for me. Really torques some of the guys to see me do art work or whatever on the clock and no one says anything to me about it. lol. The difference between me and them, I do it occasionally, they jack around half the day, every day. I also do work from home for them sometimes, because I have the machinery. That pisses off some guys too, but hey I didn't spend all that money on video games and beer like they did. Nice to get smoked while I'm at home working. lol. I don't exactly get special treatment at work, but I have a lot of leeway if I have no jobs up. I hold a few titles, so I'm always on the go. Like today, I'm making a part that cost $2500 to buy. It's for my former at work. Well we could wait 4 months and blow $2500, or I can build it in my free time between jobs for about $500 bucks. They decided I should build it. lol. I concurred. I'm half way done with it in 2 hours working on it.


Hope you get that bike fixed soon!!!!
 

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I'll have it going tomorrow evening (y) .

That sounds like a pretty awesome workplace. My job is pretty laid back. I am still on my "probationary" period and I am also doubling up internship there. It was the first time I'd had to repair a flat out of my zone. I am gonna put my cigarette lighter pump in the work truck in case this ever happens again. I didn't realize when I rolled my bike to the back of the yard this morning, I rolled it through a bunch of stickers. Even though I got slime and heavy-duty tubes and kevlar tires... nothing is puncture-proof. 3 years and my first flat. @DAMIEN1307 you are next! :ROFLMAO:
 
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