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Offline KenW

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2019, 02:30:47 PM »
Clutch fluid?  The clutch has its own fluid?  News to me.

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2019, 02:53:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by KenW [+]
Clutch fluid?  The clutch has its own fluid?  News to me.
Yes Ken, for the master and slave cylinder. I think the Tiger 1200 is Triumph's only hydraulically activate clutch bike currently on sale. At leats until the Rocket is released, I stand to be corrected though. They did make an arse of it though, the hydraulic clutch on my Daytona 1200 is soo much nicer (although I'm sure not as techie).
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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2019, 06:34:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
They did make an arse of it though, the hydraulic clutch on my Daytona 1200 is soo much nicer (although I'm sure not as techie).

Ah, until you have to get a corroded slave cylinder off the D1200. That was a bit difficult. But certainly the clutch was much lighter.

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2019, 07:10:48 PM »
The clutch seemed a bit unpredictable in regard to the where the friction zone was.  Changing the fluid helped make it more consistent.

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2019, 02:18:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
Yes Ken, for the master and slave cylinder.
Must admit, I was stirring a bit.  :002:
His talk of "clutch fluid" came after a post talking about a wet clutch.
I've never before heard of "clutch fluid", only "brake fluid".  Maybe we should call it "clutch hydraulic fluid", to distinguish it from the engine oil the clutch is bathed in, which could also be regarded as "clutch fluid".  Too pedantic?

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2019, 03:45:22 AM »
But wait, there’s more. The clutch fluid is also DOT4...

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2019, 05:26:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by Deep6blue [+]
But wait, there’s more. The clutch fluid is also DOT4...
You can put clutch fluid in your brake reservoir and brake fluid in your clutch reservoir, but don't get them mixed up.
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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2019, 05:47:30 AM »
No, I’m with you on that one KenW.

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2019, 09:46:43 AM »
Good to know there are some high milers out there with no clutch plate issues. I'm currently on 53k on a 2014 plate and the clutch feels as good as ever.

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Re: Clutch life
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2019, 10:46:44 PM »
Yep - just getting to 40k on mine now - the clutch basket makes a little noise but works perfectly - suppose after 7 years I should change the fluid ??  :002:

 


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