Stuckagain Posted February 16, 2021 Report Share Posted February 16, 2021 I just had the most patronising of conversations with a trials riding bloke who answered all my questions with "well, what do you think...?" and a tone which didn't need to state "you idiot" at the end of every reply. Disappointing both as a fellow biker, and somebody getting back into trials riding. Anyway, I'm returning to riding a trials bike for the first time since the 1970s. I had a TL 150 back then. I've just bought a 1993 Beta Zero Gara. In between I've had road bikes and trail bikes of all descriptions, including sticky clutch jobbies. I'm sure if I spent a day trawling Google I'd find some answers, but I'm hoping here might be more productive, faster. So, those questions: 1. The clutch is stuck, or, more accurately, doesn't completely free when I pull the lever in. Reading up on here and other places, I gather Beta clutches stick when they've been left standing for a bit. It also seems to be that riding around for ten minutes will usually loosen them up, and kicking over in 3rd gear helps. It would seem replacing the transmission oil with Putoline Nano Tech helps enormously. Is that all pretty accurate? 2. Where is the drain plug? I can see a couple of candidates, but uncertain about which one it might be. 3. And where is the filler? As I alluded: these are easy questions if you know the answer. 4. Worth investing time and effort in pulling the clutch out and cleaning it? I've never touched a clutch before. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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