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Offline Deep6blue

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Clutch life
« on: August 04, 2019, 06:41:07 AM »
How many miles are you getting on the stock clutch?  I have a 2017 with 30k miles.  Yes, it chatters like most. But when should I start looking at replacing the plates?


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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 07:33:38 AM »
I didn't like the shift on my explorer and figured the clutch might need changing at around 29,000 miles. Big heavy bikes and all that. I bought genuine replacement and the necessary tools and swapped it out. Genuinely, I could not tell the difference in wear between that which I took out and the new one. I still have it in the workshop. It would go back into a bike no problem. Now that's just my experience of course, but unless there is evidence of it slipping I'd say it's probably OK. If you are concerned it's pretty easy to pull the clutch and inspect it without actually replacing it.

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 08:50:18 PM »
I can't think of anyone that has posted here in the past five years having to replace the clutch due to plate wear. Some have had clutch slave units replaced due to leaking, but that is about it (other than judder).
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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 10:00:41 PM »
My last two Triumphs were still on the original clutch at 79000 and 62500 miles respectively

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 06:14:06 PM »
a lot depends on use - after a fully laden trip two up with three peoples luggage my clutch was still as good as the first mile - i don't do clutchless changes and don't hammer the bike that often officer   
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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2019, 08:41:13 PM »
It’s a wet clutch. They tend to last a good long time. Unless you are a terrible clutch user.
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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 10:37:16 AM »
I've been not only a terrible clutch user, but even a non clutch upshifter for my last five Triumphs (and my last three Tiger 1200s).
Never experienced any perceptible wear on it. The highest mileage being 85,000 km.

The current gearboxes are another story...

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2019, 07:13:47 PM »
I would be surprised if you will ever need to replace the clutch. I'm on 67k miles with no problems. I used to abuse the clutch on my Daytona 1200s, slipping it to bring it back in back in to the powerband if I dropped the revs too far, and that is fine at 73k miles on my second D1200.

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2019, 11:12:00 PM »
Thank you everyone for the great input.  It’s good to know the clutch should last a long time. 

I did change the clutch fluid and it made a huge difference.  I wasn’t even at the 2 year mark.  My advice is to change it annually.  The old fluid was very dirty. 

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2019, 08:59:41 AM »
What difference did it make? I can't remember if mine has ever been changed in 7 years  :156:

 


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