Tiger 750 primary oil
I have finally got round to stripping my clutch and boiling the plates as per plewsys vid and advice from a pm a while ago (thanks plewsey).
My clutch functioned perfectly except for the fact that is stuck firmly together if left for a day or two and all the tricks would not free it off, I resorted to starting the bike, running up the road with it in neutral, jumping on the bike and popping it into 1st. This avoided the horrible crunch but was a tad annoying and tiresome!
I have put this down to me stupidly using some cheapo 20/50 in the primary, it may have contaminated the plates. My Triumph manual specifies 20/50 for the primary but my two local reputable Triumph suppliers (wilemans and TMS) recommend a mineral 10 or 20 weight.
Surely through the engine oil can get into the primary via the primary side main bearing, drain back through those tiny hole back into the crankcase and be pumped into the oil res? Would this not slowly mix the 10 or 20 weight with the 20/50 in the engine?
Also I've always thought that when the primary is drained this is just to get rid of some of the crud that accumulates in there and refilling the primary was just a priming exercise.
By the way it is not my intention to start 'another' engine oil thread!!!