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|03-11-2007, 11:55 PM||#1|
I Love Lamp
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Katy, Tx
A new clutch is in my not too distant future. Where can
I find a step by step on how to replace a clutch? I know
for the old pros this is a snooz but I'm sure I can do it with
some clear instructions.
Thanks for your help,
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|03-12-2007, 02:56 AM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: West Houston
what year is your gixxer?
look up your bike on ronayers.com or where ever to see the microfiche, thats gonna show you how it all goes together.
your shopping list:
clutch cover gasket
(might as well do an oil change while your at it so...)
oil drain plug crush washer (if your a baller and can spare the $0.99, lol...good to replace them too sometimes)
you can most likely use your old springs, but it wouldnt hurt to replace them if you want. id get all oem stuff unless your strapped for cash. if you go aftermarket and get new springs, get the regular ones, not heavy duty...unless you plan on drag racing, or just like to punish your left forearm as you wait in traffic.
other than that, soak the clutches, drain the oil. remove the clutch cover screws. remove the old plates. this may involve loosening locknuts (big ones, the 97 is like a 30 mil.) may involve removing a snap ring, you get the idea.
your gonna want that fiche diagram handy when you put them back in. generally all the steels are the same, but like one or two of the fibers are different and need to go in a specific spot in the sequence. refer to the dealio for your shiznits.
when you put everything back together, certain parts NEED to be torqued down to specs. real tight aint gonna cut it. REALLY F*CKING TIGHT might cut it, but dont whine when it breaks loose and your clutch goes out 2 blocks down the road. imo, this part is a pain in the . the manual is gonna call for a clutch hub holder thingy tool. maybe someone is cool enough to have one. i think most people just use air tools to BWA-BWA-BWAAAMMMP that on there. you may also need to use a centerpunch and stamp the locknut in place. if you go this route, send a little prayer off to the norse thor and ask for the strength of his mighty hammer when you pound that on there, if you dont, again you might wish you had when the breaks loose after you tempt the redline...but anyways moving right along,...you put all the back together.
remove the old gasket material from your crankcase and clutch cover. use a razor blade or something, you want nice clean smooth surfaces. put the new gasket on. put the clutch cover back on. sometimes there are little pins, or short dowels that go in specific spots. also be sure the bolts go back in their respective spots. some of them may have tiny metal washers that act as gaskets that need to go in the right place. again, refer to the cave drawings of the wise ones for your proper whatnot.
make sure your oil drain plug is on nice and tight, but without stripping the head or threads. filler up with your favorite juice, and your ready to rock...
...id say go easy on the clutch for first day or so.....
....but who the f*ck are we kidding...LOL.
note to self: 3am and no sleep may not be the time to write up a "how to" on clutches...haha, oh well enjoy.
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|03-12-2007, 10:14 AM||#5|
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