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  1. So ... I  put everything back together.I did notice the thicker friction plate was in the outermost position

    (closest to the clutch case cover ,I re installed it in the innermost position. I did not sand the friction plates , thought

    I would try to find some thinner plates and try that first. The clutch fluid was very dirty so I flushed the lines and removed the top hat

    and cleaned that out also. Everything is back together now ,clutch is a little bit easier . Something new has come up since

    doing all this,now when I pull the clutch in the bike wants to creep forward so the clutch is not fully disengaging.  Bleeding the clutch took a while to get all the air bubbles out but it now feels very solid . Could the creeping forward when clutch is engaged be anything else other than air still being trapped in the system ?

  2. 1 hour ago, lineaway said:

    The higher the fingers, the more leverage felt at the clutch lever. Too high of fingers they could rub on the case. Originally you could buy different thickness of steel plates. All good things go to sh-t so in todays world you have to sand the friction plates. (Or burn the clutch wildly against a wall) The 17.5 is straight down from the highest point of the fingers. That is what matters most! Sure you can measure the total thickness, but that what really matters is when it is all tightened up.

    Got it... Thanks Lineaway.   I'll do some sanding of the friction plates tomorrow.

  3. This is what I found today when I had a look at the clutch...

    The clutch pack thickness is  9.85  which seems to be in the ballpark from what I understand.

    The finger height would appear to be off ;  Measured several fingers, 15.33  15.23  15.21 

    14.75   14.27   15.05 etc  does this mean I need new fingers?  Any input would be very much

    appreciated .  included a few pics of wear on underside of fingers.







  4. I assume my 2014 would not be considered as the latest clutch with the 3 adjustments?

    From what I'm learning here I think I will lighten up the pull with clutch pack thickness if possible,

    as I'm in the early stages of trying to learn the basic skills, as my skills improve(hopefully) and I want

    more agressive clutch I can adjust again .   The ATF, I'm learning, is an interesting subject. I'm hearing that there are 

    many very different opinions on the use of this stuff. Some say it's great others have told me if it has run with ATF

    don't buy it.  At some point I think I'll just try it and see if I can notice any positive or negative  differences .  

  5. Hi scifi.Thanks. Where I am in canmore ,alberta. there is not much for organized trials

    unfortunately. Myself and a freind are trying to learn some trials skills of the internet and dvd's such 

    as Ryan young training video's.  the 300 seems to be ok I would just like to lighten up the 

    clutch a bit,which I've gotten some good information about on this forum. More bikes ,yea, that's 

    allways a good thing.North Wales sounds like a great place to be a trials rider ,good for you. Thanks for

    the welcome.  brian

  6. 2 hours ago, d2w said:

    Howdy Bri. Since you're in Alberta ... head to your local Canadian Tire and buy a pail of the Shell Rotella T5 10W30 Semi-synthetic diesel oil. It even goes on sale at times. The performance seems good as well as its low cost is conducive to frequent changes. Enjoy.

    Hi d2w.I've used the rotella in dual sport bikes I've had and It seemed to work fine but I've been told by a few trials dealers

    now that I should not use synthetic oil in the trials bike,I geuss due to the heavy clutch usage. I take it you've been using it

    with no issues ?

  7. Thanks  peter valuable information  , I have heard of many riders using ATF ,for now I've got a few ltrs

    of 80w belray gearsaver. After getting more time under my belt riding I may try some different oil options.I will

    keep the ATF in mind ,Thanks again to all, this is very helpful in getting me on the right track,or maybe the way I'll

    be riding off the track completely ......


  8. Thanks to everyone for all the info,very helpful.

    I'm not to clear on how to measure the finger height. It looks like there was video on that

    at one point but no longer.  Is it the plate thickness that adjusts the finger height or something else?

    Regarding the belville spring ,so I'm assuming that mine being the thinner of the two at 1.5mm it

    would be the easier to pull one vs the 1.7 stiffer correct?

  9. Hello,I'm new to the forum and trials,I've just purchased a 2014 txt pro 300 it has a stiff clutch compared to

    a txt raga 250 that I was able to try out this past winter.The 250 clutch was very effortless. I would like to make my 300

    feel as good.I've researched some possible fixes ,measure clutch pack to make sure within spec,this is the first

    thing I will do.  Does anyone know if the 250 comes with softer springs in the clutch  ,if so is there any issue with

    installing a 250 kit in the 300.  I'm a beginner in trials ,I have been riding for several yrs on dual sport bikes and figure

    it's time to learn some real skills.  thanks for any input.  


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