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Pulled my bike out of the garage for the spring rides and noticing that it's running higher RPM than normal.

i used to be able to cruise around 3.5-4k, now that's like 5k.

I had replaced the Clutch cable previous to putting it away. I think it's mal-adjusted.

Whats the best way to set that ramped rising bearing race to see that i'm not pre-loading the rod too much?

I messed with the cable and the issue still prevailed. I'm worried i have a ball out of seat and it's pre-loadin the rod too much.

Might have to take it apart to find out :(

Anyway does this make sense to anyone else?
 

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Yes... AFTER you make sure the ball is there....Adjust until you feel pressure, back off 1/8 turn ...lock it... finish by adjusting cable...... (check that the pushrod is not munged or bent while checking ball)
 

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66Sprint said:
Yes... AFTER you make sure the ball is there....Adjust until you feel pressure, back off 1/8 turn ...lock it... finish by adjusting cable...... (check that the pushrod is not munged or bent while checking ball)
yea, i figured.


so the higher RPM stuff sounds to be about right for slippage/clutch still partially engaged issue?

that side cover is a bitch to get off with the CL exhaust.
 

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Hmmm... no, it doesn't sound like my normal experience with slipping clutches.

The handfull of times I've had a slipping clutch, it didn't slip in such a 'uniform' way, that is, just running a higher RPM for a given road speed.

The clutch would slip depending how hard you 'got on it' during acceleration. If you were particularly aggressive, or the clutch was particularly bad, the motor would just run away from the bike speed. If you backed off, the clutch would 'grab' and be good to go for a bit.

And it would almost always be worse in the higher gears when a small increase in RPM equals a larger increase in road speed.

As I say, I've never had one fail such that it just gave a constant increase in RPM for road speed. But then, I don't have any OTHER explanation for the increased RPM.

Hmmm...

Kirk
 

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Hmmm... no, it doesn't sound like my normal experience with slipping clutches.

The handfull of times I've had a slipping clutch, it didn't slip in such a 'uniform' way, that is, just running a higher RPM for a given road speed.

The clutch would slip depending how hard you 'got on it' during acceleration. If you were particularly aggressive, or the clutch was particularly bad, the motor would just run away from the bike speed. If you backed off, the clutch would 'grab' and be good to go for a bit.

And it would almost always be worse in the higher gears when a small increase in RPM equals a larger increase in road speed.

As I say, I've never had one fail such that it just gave a constant increase in RPM for road speed. But then, I don't have any OTHER explanation for the increased RPM.

Hmmm...

Kirk

Consider it for a partially engaged clutch.

I pulled it apart last night, and it seemed that the bearing mechanism wasn't seated well in the groove.

I am going to re-do my timing tonight and install a fresh set of plugs.

it just seems weak on the power this year. kind of frustrating. as it goes!
 

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Do as Bill says.... rings tend to "stick" after sitting awhile.... Check the compression....
 

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will do,

sounds like a good weekend plan...


Jason
 
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