Originally Posted by automatim
My clutch just started to slip in 3rd 4th and5th Gear. When I Gun it will get up and go but not like it should. I can tell the Motor is turning Faster than it should for the acceleration I am getting. Just called the dealer. My warranty expired on the 3rd of this month. I purchased he bike used and planned on purchasing xtended warranty just put it off 1 month too late... oh well. Dealer wants $1300 to replace clutch and slave. Being a former Auto Tech I decided to buy the $300 worth of parts and do it myself. Before I order the parts I wanted to run it by you PROs. I pan on getting the following.
1 Clutch Plate
1 Slave cylinder
1 seal for slave
1 Tranny seal (good idea from this posting)
also I plan on drilling a small hole in the bottom of th Slave housing.
Any other suggestions. 2 1/2 hours sounds great.... Bet it takes me that long to get the tupperware off. LOL
It will not be 2 1/2 hours the first time you do it. Those of us who have done a couple can accomplish it in about that time, if working alone and not explaining to others what is being done.
There is no seal for the slave, it is a non-repairable item. The only seals you will need for the slave are the four soft metal washers to seal the two hoses that go to it.
If you are pulling the tranny to replace the clutch plate, you should go ahead and replace the engine rear main oil seal and O-ring, and while you are at it, replace ALL the transmission seals, I think there are four of them. Three for sure.
edited: Forgot, you will also need new bolts to hold the clutch assembly cover plate, these should not be reused, and also the large nut and plastic thrust washer for the clutch drive plate on the engine output. That large nut should not be re-used either, and that plastic thrust washer is very easy to break after it has been in use. It gets pretty brittle.
IF you can find a source for a 19X4MM Viton O-ring, I would use that instead of the stock one. The stock gets hard as a rock, and cracks, where many of the engine oil leaks come from. Viton can stand a much higher temperature.