worntorn wrote:Have you tried running it in atf?
You can forgo sealing up the compartment, just soak the plates in atf . Some go this route with v3s or v2s that have been changed to fibre friction plates. If the annual mileage is a thousand or less, a once per year soaking works OK.
If yours is not designed to run in oil, it will slip badly, but it's fairly easy to wash everything up with acetone or l. Thinner in order to get back to a dry clutch.
Might be worth a try.
worntorn wrote:The V3 is very similar to the VeeTwo other than the alloy basket vs steel for the Veetwo. I'm almost certain that the V3 also uses the Kawi 900 plates.
A friend has a V3 on his bike. No problems in 50,000. + miles of touring and he really beats on the bike.
Fast Eddie wrote:Well, the clutch is most certainly not grabby with the ATF. Trouble is, it doesn't grab very well full stop! It's alright pootling around, but when I got it warmed up and opened the throttle properly, it slipped badly.
I don't know what type of ATF I have, or how to tell to be honest, but given the severity of clutch slip, I can't imagine a slightly different type or grade solving it.
I'll clean them back up and run it dry, but clean, which will last me the rest of this season. Then I'll have a re- think about different plate types or simply fit the V3 that Godet uses. If they're good on his 1330 motors, they'll manage on mine with half the springs!
usefulidiot wrote:I have a multiplate clutch from coventry spares in my rapide that they say is a copy of the V3. The plates are from a modern triumph bonneville....there is a spring steel plate that is supposed to be somewhere in the middle of the pack to help with smooth release and engagement. I didnt realize this at first and mine was a bit grabby. I made sure it was in the middle of the pack and it has worked fine ever since...except for the neverending search for maximum lift in the mechanism so that i can find neutral....
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