Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

clutch questions

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • clutch questions

    to keep it short i have owned a 2004 xv1700a for a little less than a month. on the ride home the clutch never slipped (1.5 hrs). the next day she began to slip but only during the first 20 miles. (bike was stone cold when i picked it up) I'm not new to riding but i still have never had one fail... ever. when the bike is cold the clutch slips so bad if you accelerate even in 2nd or possibly 1st hard you can easily feel the loss, but once the bike is warmed up and the oil gets hot there is little to no clutch slippage. the bike acts the same way every time so i take it real easy for the first 30 minutes or so and after she will take some serious abuse. (same way every time and ive put well over 1000 miles on it in the last few weeks) sounds to me like a clutch spring problem and the thinner oil allows for tighter clearances between the plates but i wanted to get a second opinion.. i plan on a barnet pressure plate conversion and new friction plates and steels but i have seen a lot of posts saying only to use the oem plates from yamaha. why is this and if necessary where do i even get oem plates at a time like this?

  • #2
    make sure the clutch is adjusted properly and change the oil. Make sure that you use a motorcycle specific oil. the last time it was changed car motor oil may have been used.
    now to answer the question about disc and plates. Some members seem to think that OEM is best even though I have never heard of an issue with aftermarket plates in the 11 years I have been a member here. A barnett kit would be just fine IMO.

    Comment


    • #3
      i made the dealer change the oil and he did use the appropriate type but i didnt like the zzdp levels with that oil 900 ish so i changed it again after 350 miles to mobil1 vtwin.

      thanks for the response bud, i just wanna make sure b4 i pull the trigger

      Comment


      • #4
        If the dealer changed the oil it should be the correct oil. Just pull the trigger and get the Barnett installed.

        Comment


        • #5
          they did change the oil but i can say with certainty it was not the correct oil which is why i changed it. it was motorcycle oil made for wet clutch systems but it was a low zddp oil.

          Comment


          • #6
            My comment about the correct oil was referring to motorcycle specific not ZDDP. I guess if you want oil with a specific zddp level in it you should be specific with the dealer when you drop it off for the oil change.

            Comment

            Latest Posts

            Collapse

            Topics Statistics Last Post
            Started by Tykes_Place, 1 day ago
            42 responses
            360 views
            1 like
            Last Post Tykes_Place  
            Started by IBDirty, 7 minutes ago
            0 responses
            2 views
            0 likes
            Last Post IBDirty
            by IBDirty
             
            Started by Aussie John, 6 hours ago
            1 response
            47 views
            1 like
            Last Post Aussie John  
            Started by viper, 2 days ago
            7 responses
            110 views
            0 likes
            Last Post viper
            by viper
             
            Started by scotcher65, 1 day ago
            5 responses
            103 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Shores
            by Shores
             
            Started by Jon D, 22 hours ago
            6 responses
            70 views
            0 likes
            Last Post DEEPHATE  
            Started by Jaybo, 02-08-2020, 05:54 PM
            323 responses
            3,837 views
            3 likes
            Last Post LDofDC
            by LDofDC
             
            Started by hardone2get, 1 day ago
            3 responses
            89 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Lug Nut
            by Lug Nut
             
            Started by Jon D, 1 day ago
            8 responses
            76 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Chromepony  
            Started by Squirts, 2 days ago
            13 responses
            112 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Chromepony  
            Started by Blackcloud12, 1 week ago
            9 responses
            138 views
            2 likes
            Last Post Lug Nut
            by Lug Nut
             
            Started by Andrew, 02-25-2018, 09:53 AM
            22 responses
            4,018 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Lug Nut
            by Lug Nut
             
            Started by a_gunslinger, 2 weeks ago
            34 responses
            541 views
            0 likes
            Last Post texasscott1  
            Started by boomerA, 1 week ago
            21 responses
            282 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Lug Nut
            by Lug Nut
             
            Started by DEEPHATE, 2 weeks ago
            18 responses
            193 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Lug Nut
            by Lug Nut
             
            Started by Lyndon53, 3 days ago
            2 responses
            74 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Horsehammerr  
            Started by J89k, 4 days ago
            23 responses
            261 views
            0 likes
            Last Post brianmac  
            Started by roadiemort, 06-16-2020, 10:30 AM
            27 responses
            476 views
            0 likes
            Last Post roadiemort  
            Started by AR. Hillbilly, 02-01-2020, 10:31 AM
            22 responses
            293 views
            1 like
            Last Post catnaper2  
            Started by Kevin Di, 4 days ago
            17 responses
            185 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Kevin Di  
            Working...
            X