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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 08:56 PM
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 06:28 PM
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One solution (this from HAMLIN, a Triumph mechanic over on the Tiger1050 forum), is to fill your bike with oil all the way to the top, tie your clutch lever to the grip (to separate the plates), lean the bike over on the clutch side (against something solid), and let sit over night. Drain in the morning to the proper fill level, and (hopefully) have a non-sticking clutch. In the meantime, when in neutral, try counting to 5 after pulling in the clutch lever before you put it in 1st. If that doesn't help the clunk, you have a sticking clutch.
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kback - thanks for this tip from HAMLIN - I trust his advice for sure. I'll give this a go and let you guys know if this works. I think the most important thing for me to remember is to NOT forget to drain the excess oil - that would be a big F-up for sure.


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Originally Posted by mikeg15 View Post
Please explain, my instructor said the exact opposite !
My 1050 has loud clunk and "jumps" when shifting-crashed-triumph-tige_460x0w.jpg

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For the OP. When you pull the clutch in give things a second or two to stop spinning before putting it in gear. Don't pull clutch and hit shifter at the same time. Not suggesting your are doing this, just a thought.
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You have the slack too tight,the way you have it will make this issue worse and cause other shifting issues such as jumping out of gear when hittin bumps and such. The tiger is picky about clucth cable setting so dont expect to set it and forget it. I have to adjust mine at least once during a ride to keep it in the sweet spot. It is totally normal for the 1050 to jump a bit when put into 1st from n nut it should not jump forward.The chain should damn near touch the swing arm when puched up,keep the clucth cable and chain correct and all will be well. This is not a sticky clutch plate issue.
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