Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hillsborough, NJ, USA
Re: Reassembly of Clutch - Cover/Plate Orientation
Hey THANKS everybody.
I will align the clutch plates as best I can and go with it!
Am waiting for parts from Chicago BMW (they still give a 20% discount) and expect to reassemble everything starting next week I have MMS (multiple motorcycle syndrome) so am riding my OTHER LT while this one is on the lift.
Folks should know that I used Kenny BlauBeeMr's writeup on the Main Seal Replacement as a "bible" in this job. Also used Kevin Cook's writeup on drilling the weep hole (and John Zeiler's video, which I filmed last year with him). And of course, Clymer and the Shop Manual.
I am going a little farther in the rebuild than the clutch/main seal replacement. For about 40K now I have been blowing smoke out the exhaust when accelerating. I had low compression in cylinder #2 so I also took off the cylinder head to have that revamped (valves turned out to seat ok, but am getting valve stem seals) and new rings on piston 2.
I decided to get some help from my local mechanic (have known him over 20 years and he is excellent). John Zeiler said the rear pinion seal is a bear to replace, so I am having my mechanic do it.
I have been taking a lot of pictures, and will continue to do so through the re-assembly. I expect to post them on Picasa when done so all can relive my experience.
Thanks again guys.
2011 vStrom DL650