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clutch

Postby Britjunkie » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:55 pm

I know that the clutch plates [friction and steel] are a Suzuki part # but does anyone know if the clutch inner and outer are Suzuki parts and if so part #'s ? Thanks.

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Re: clutch

Postby Britjunkie » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:08 am

The folks at Norton UK have been very helpful and responsive so this is what I gather. The clutch on my 2015 sport is the old style which is no longer in use. The new style clutch can be retrofitted as a unit. The friction plates in my old style were a Suzuki part, and Richard-7 has identified them. The rest of the old style clutch is not Suzuki and I believe it was a specially spec
for Nortons main shaft. Mark.

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Re: clutch

Postby TonyA » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:35 am

Hi Britjunkie , That is great information. I have a 2014 so I have the old style as well. Did you get a price for the new clutch unit by chance ? Thanks

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Re: clutch

Postby Britjunkie » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:03 pm

683 Quid!. Sorry no pound key on my computer.

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Re: clutch

Postby TonyA » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:56 pm

So about $888 dollars. Not cheap. Thanks for the info .

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Re: clutch

Postby pingu-nz » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:43 am

Evening all ,

What would be the expected mileage before the need to replace clutch plates?

I have a 2014 with the clutch basket already replaced after 3000 miles due to the rivets on the clutch basket failing,

Not sure if it was complete clutch basket and plates or just the basket .

cheers
Paul

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Re: clutch

Postby GKRyder » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:13 am

Hi Paul,

I had same issue (rivets on clutch) and Norton said basket is the part but the plates were re-used.

The plates were, it seems, in incorrect order (between steel and friction plates).

I had a very noisy clutch and screech on take up.

Both gone after fixing last time round.

I realise have not answered your question on longevity but it sure would be nice to see some miles on this bike now.

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Re: clutch

Postby pingu-nz » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:43 am

Hi GKRyder

Not sure of extent of work done with clutch replacement after basket failed .

Clutch seems fine so far .

Just had the airbox and ecu upgrade done about 6 weeks ago .

Not running well with Aussie fuels :(

I have a Power Commander v coming , should be installed by end of next week to sort out fueling problems .

Installed and dyno $800 aus

Hope to get some miles on the norton :)

Will keep you posted on results ,

Cheers

Paul

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Re: clutch

Postby GKRyder » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:26 am

That awesome news re Power Commander!
Who's doing that for you?

I'm Sydney based and have been happy with Caltex 98 though she does run quite rich but Fuelling is great.

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Re: clutch

Postby Raphi » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:53 am

pingu-nz wrote:Evening all ,

What would be the expected mileage before the need to replace clutch plates?

I have a 2014 with the clutch basket already replaced after 3000 miles due to the rivets on the clutch basket failing,

Not sure if it was complete clutch basket and plates or just the basket .

cheers
Paul

I did a bit more than 21'000 miles, recognising the clutch noise as well but since long. Didn't think about clutch replacement yet...
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