Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Rochester, NY, USA
Re-visiting the Slave/Clutch issues in Rochester, NY
This could be a potentially long story, but I'll try to keep it brief.
Back in November by LT started acting up, with weird smells and some clutch dragging issues. I tore into it, drilled a weep hole, and found what I thought to be a transmission seal leak. It may have been slave though, I'm not sure.
Either way, I put it back together without replacing any parts, (thinking that the weep hole would drain any fluids that would give me problems) and it went fine for a couple of weeks. Thanksgiving day, I took a few-hour ride, and just before I got home, I was getting off of an expressway, and when I went to stop, the bike acted like I didn't pull the clutch in, and it stalled. I re-started, and when I went to take off, the clutch slipped and I had a hard time getting it rolling. I drove it home, (about two miles) like this, and have left it setting in my garage. It left a sour taste in my mouth that I haven't wanted to deal with. Well, now I'm getting the itch to get her going again.
First things, is it likely just a slave failure? Or possible transmission seal? If it is the latter, I'm a little intimidated by the job; and hoping maybe one of you fine gents in the Rochester NY area who might be familiar with the task may be willing to lend a hand? I have a lift table in my garage, and would gladly work out some sort of arrangement for your help.
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