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Otherwise, drain primary case, remove primary cover, remove 3 adjuster screws, remove lump of clutch plates and separate them.
Wash them off thoroughly with solvent or gasoline and sun-dry on both sides.
Scuff up the plain steel plates by swirling on flat concrete until nice and uniformly scuffed.
Re-assemble and adjust.
so i removed the plug in the primary for the clutch adjustment screw and lock nut, and there doesn't seem to be any lock nut holding the screw in place, the screw hangs loose, resting on the bottom of the opening as shown:
it's obviously been monkeyed with in the past, as the screw is a bit mangled (but usable), and where i assume the lock nut should be looks to be pried against at one time. i.e. the hole where the screw is loosely sitting is a bit warped (at the top-right in this pic).
i've had the bike for a couple of weeks now (72 T120RV OIF), my first one. the clutch has been operable, but i noticed a bit of a slip during the last ride around the neighborhood. the bike would creep in first gear with the clutch pulled all the way in, i guess this was the problem.
is there any way to fix this without digging too deep into the primary right away? any suggestions?
Gator, remove the left footpeg and primary cover, and check the three pressure spring adjusters to make sure they are even. You NEED a new locknut for the center adjuster. Go back a few posts and you'll see the easy "first step" solution to cleaning and adjusting the clutch.
looseparts- if you have visible grooves between the friction material "pads" of the friction plates, they are probably still useable unless they are brittle, hard and/or flaking off.
Check all the teeth on both types of plates for squareness, and the grooves in the clutch basket for smoothness. Knackered teeth and badly rutted basket grooves will result in horrible clutch activation/deactivation activity.
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