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  • Offline igonik   us

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    Sticky Clutch when cold
    on: June 04, 2021, 02:40:08 pm
    June 04, 2021, 02:40:08 pm
    did anyone found solution / work around? I was hoping it will go away after couple thousand miles, but a this time, bike has 7K mi on the clock and the issue still persists. Bike had annual service and the dealer told me that it should get better w/time.  It did not. If anything, I need to wait longer now prior to rolling out. Kind of inconvenient, to say at least.

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    Offline buzzardbilly   gb

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    Re: Sticky Clutch when cold
    Reply #1 on: June 04, 2021, 02:49:34 pm
    June 04, 2021, 02:49:34 pm
    If it's the earlier cable clutch model you have then I think the snatchy clutch when cold comes with the territory and will not improve with usage. Most members on this forum live with it by putting lid and gloves on whilst the bike warms up - perhaps 2 minutes - which I guess you do was well .I have 13k miles on the clock and there has been no change from new .

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    Re: Sticky Clutch when cold
    Reply #2 on: June 05, 2021, 01:34:46 pm
    June 05, 2021, 01:34:46 pm
    Thank you, appreciate your feedback.

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    Re: Sticky Clutch when cold
    Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 09:00:17 am
    June 11, 2021, 09:00:17 am
    As buzzardbilly says the old clutch cable version never improves. The engine comes from hypermotartd / hyperstrada and they suffered the same issue. I've had mine four years and is on 30K miles and and I stalled it this morning  :138: - not concentrating - it's like being kicked in the back. It doesn't help I have four or five junctions just after I set off, if you're off onto a main road you'll probably not notice.

    I find it's worse if air temperature is between 12°C and 18°C (today it's 14°C), outside this range it's not so bad and after 10 minutes riding it's normal. Other riders experience may differ.

    I do the "put your gloves and helmet on while it warms up" thing but I'm not standing around 10 minutes  :033:
    Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.

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    Re: Sticky Clutch when cold
    Reply #4 on: June 11, 2021, 10:10:08 am
    June 11, 2021, 10:10:08 am
    Anybody tried 10w50 vs 15w50? I always run 15w50 motul 7100 but was thinking of switching to 300V 10w50? I'm wondering if lighter racing oil would improve the clutch in cold weather? when I leave for work at 7am in early spring and late fall, 4/5C is the norm. 

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    Re: Sticky Clutch when cold
    Reply #5 on: June 11, 2021, 12:00:34 pm
    June 11, 2021, 12:00:34 pm
    Worth a try Bordenrider, but the sticky clutch is unfortunately a 'feature' of the 950.

    Don't think there is a solution, however when I had my 950, I pulled the clutch in and out quickly half a dozen times before setting off (with the engine running) and that helped a 'little' bit.

    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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    Re: Sticky Clutch when cold
    Reply #6 on: June 11, 2021, 12:24:07 pm
    June 11, 2021, 12:24:07 pm
    Trust me, I tried every tricks I could think about and also lots of research on forums and I agree with you, it may be just the way it is. :187:

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    Re: Sticky Clutch when cold
    Reply #7 on: June 12, 2021, 02:58:55 am
    June 12, 2021, 02:58:55 am
    I get good results by simply pumping the clutch lever 6 or 8 times before I put it in gear.
    We're lost but we're making great time!

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    Re: Sticky Clutch when cold
    Reply #8 on: Today at 07:56:41 am
    Today at 07:56:41 am
    It’s all part of the character of the bike  :008: It doesn’t get any better with age.....mine’s done 51000 miles and still as jerky as it ever was from cold.

     


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