Happy Father's Day to all.
I can provoke clutch slip with a dragstrip style launch. (impressing no one)
I have not felt it slip in top gear yet.
The engagement point is very narrow now.
I do have the cable adjusted with plenty of free play.
There is no squealing, rattling, or other strange noises.
I have a couple of weeks off coming up and I'm thinking about changing out the clutch friction plate.
I've never done it but I have read through the steps.
I'll have to borrow some tools (for the swing-arm) but I think I can handle it.
I need to work up an approximate budget.
Question 1: Am I silly to do a preemptive strike on this?
I'm a bit pokey with the tools and I just figure I need to get it done when I have plenty of time.
There is never any oil usage, never a drip escapes it. I could park it in the living room.
There is some final drive seapage where it collects grime; doesn't seem to ever make it to the ground.
The neutral and gear position switches don't work anymore.
Question 2: Obviously the friction plate is worn. And the stupid switches are annoying so I'll replace them (it?).
And, I had already lubricated the clutch cable when I read Paul Glaves' warning not to.
The fact that it improved tells me the lining is probably worn through somewhere, so time to replace that too.
What else should be replaced at this point?
Question 3: Would you do anything with the transmission, other than change the oil?
(Mobil1 70w90 is in there right now.)
Are there any known mods for slicker shifting for example?
Question 4: Same question for the final drive.
Question 5: Comments on this page?