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    2013RT Clutch replacement procedure question

    about to embark on replacing the clutch on my 13RT and wondered why the RepRom says the throttle bodies need to be removed....everything related seems to be aft of the bodies, i can see the need to remove the fuel tank to get to harnesses and such but not the moving of the TBs...

    please Wise Ones...enlighten me...

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    You need to remove them in order to split the bike in two. (At least disconnect them)

    It could also be to avoid damaging them when you reconnect to two halfs of the bike.



    I did it on mine 2 yrs ago by following the procedure on the RSD DVD. Since I'm no mechanic and had never done anything like that before, I didn't question it.

    One thing that was not mentioned in the procedure was to remove the throttle body cable box from the air filter box. Otherwise the bike will not separate.



    I installed a heavy duty kevlar friction disk. Cheaper than the OEM and oil & heat resistant.




    Another thing to be careful with, is not to disconnect the drive shaft from the FD spline when you separate or reconnect the two halfs of the bike DAMHIK

    If you haven't seen it, here's the job in 60sec...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpzVrj4mxBE

    Hope this helps
    Last edited by Dann; 04-25-2019 at 03:11 AM.
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    Another thing to be careful with, is not to disconnect the drive shaft from the FD spline when you separate or reconnect the two halfs of the bike DAMHIK
    thanks Dann and good morning...

    i actually plan on pulling the swingarm and drive shaft to service the pivots and grease the front splines of the drive shaft while doing the clutch...

    your pics make it clear about removing the throttle bodies and divider....thanks

    i have a Ted Porter clutch disk in stock as well as the new bolts and ALL motor and gearbox seals...figured i would change the seals as preventative maintenance....and it appears that the main seal is toast...

    my biggest issue is finding a place for all the tupperware and parts as i remove them from the bike so to be able to park my wife's car in the garage...quality problems...LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyman.winn View Post

    my biggest issue is finding a place for all the tupperware and parts as i remove them from the bike so to be able to park my wife's car in the garage...quality problems...LOL
    Put them in the "spare" bedroom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Put them in the "spare" bedroom.
    LOL...actually "the boss" is "letting" me put them in the dining room...
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    How many miles on your bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    How many miles on your bike?
    just shy of 105,000 miles....but the bike had a new clutch and GB input shaft installed at about 21k miles...sheared splines...so, roughly 84k miles on the clutch friction disc
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    my biggest issue is finding a place for all the tupperware and parts as i remove them from the bike so to be able to park my wife's car in the garage...quality problems...LOL
    I hanged mine in the garage on bungie cords like sausages...
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    My "shop" is in a carport attached to a building that serves as a tool room, a storage room, a bathroom and also as a bunkhouse guest bedroom separate from the house. Thus tupperwear, tank bags, and assorted stuff taken off during service gets laid out nicely on the guest bed(s).
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    Sheared spines on a 2013...Great. I had that problem on my 02RT at 32,000, never thought Id have to worry about that on my 2013...Cuurapppp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by froggy View Post
    Sheared spines on a 2013...Great. I had that problem on my 02RT at 32,000, never thought Id have to worry about that on my 2013...Cuurapppp.
    i would not worry...it appears that my spline issue is the ONLY one the mother ship has encountered on the 2010-2013 RT....they even sent an engineer to retrieve the parts from my bike...been flawless ever since...
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