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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Noise from clutch at low speeds

I have been trying to find out why my bike, when in first or second gear and with the bike moving along at low speeds I can hear a Clunk when I press the clutch in,

I have replaced so far new chain and sprockets, rear wheel rubber cush drive, All parts are triumph original,
Clutch cable 2mm has freeplay, Chain freeplay around 40-45mm,
I use a Wurth dry lube for the drive chain,

Any ideas

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What oil are you using in your bike?

I found that oil brands and types make a big difference in how well the transmission/clutch works. Mineral oils make for clunky shifting, Rotella T6 works all right for a short while, then shifting gets clunky again. Valvoline T4 synthetic, much the same as Rotella. Only oil I've used so far that works is the Factory specified Mobil 1 T4.
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I found that oil brands and types make a big difference in how well the transmission/clutch works. Mineral oils make for clunky shifting, Rotella T6 works all right for a short while, then shifting gets clunky again. Valvoline T4 synthetic, much the same as Rotella. Only oil I've used so far that works is the Factory specified Mobil 1 T4.
Hi, I am using Silkolene pro 4 plus 10w-50 fully syn oil at the moment,
The gear shifts are good for this type of bike,

Strange that I get this click sound with the bike moving along at low speeds when I press or release the clutch, without changing gear,
This only starts to happen when the bike temp is hot (6 Bars) in London Traffic,

I tried different drive chain settings from tight 35mm to around 45mm to check it was not chain slap, But no difference,

It's been the same since I bought the bike in early 2011,

Going to try a Motul chain grease soon, just to confirm its not the Dry lube grease I am currently using,

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Just an update, Wurth Dry Lube binned, Now using Motul paste chain grease , No clonks, clanks, nothing heard, Easy £7.00 fix,

But wasted £70 as I did not need to replace the rear wheel cush drive,

Bad Diagnoses on my behalf, But can call it ‘Good Engineering Practice’,

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