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Author Topic: have you clutched yet?  (Read 791 times)

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have you clutched yet?
« on: January 29, 2013, 08:22:25 PM »
anybody had to replace their clutch yet? what mileage, stock or aftermarket, etc. just curious at this point, thanks.
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Re: have you clutched yet?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 03:54:57 PM »
If you are talking about clutch friction plates,
mine were replaced very early during the
3rd service. I was told they had worn down,
but I did not have any complications of worn plates,
and the bike was blinding fast (of course in RE context only) :p

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Re: have you clutched yet?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 01:39:40 AM »
My 2011 G5 original clutch is working fine.
The bike now has 8600 miles on it.

I might add that in those 8600 miles I've only adjusted the clutch cable once and that was just because I thought it should need something even though it was working fine at the time.
Jim
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Re: have you clutched yet?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 02:46:19 AM »
I have 18,000 miles on my 2011 G5 and weigh 240 lbs. The original clutch is still going strong. Couldn't be happier.
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Re: have you clutched yet?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013, 01:42:52 AM »
Just under 10k miles on my 2011 G5 and only clutch issue was a frayed cable at 3500 miles. Fitted the spare cable supplied with the bike and all has been well since (lubricate it with gun oil , works well in all temps) . Bought a better cable as a back-up which is in the spares drawer and looks like it will remain there for some time.
Now 2011 Royal Enfield G5 and just added 2014 Continental GT
Then:-
1978 Ducati 900 GTES
1969 Ducati 350 Desmo Racer
1972 Mototrans Ducati 250 24 Horas
1965 Triumph Tiger Cub 200
1967 BSA Bantum

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Re: have you clutched yet?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013, 03:54:11 PM »
11,500 miles and no need for anything but lubing and adjusting the cable.

Scott

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Re: have you clutched yet?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 02:11:12 AM »
Just under 8k for my 99 and going strong still.

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Re: have you clutched yet?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 06:46:24 PM »
You might want to post in the sidecar forum.  The sidecar puts a lot more stress on the whole drivetrain.  I know the guys with vintage bikes who've added sidecars know lots of tricks.  Aftermarket plates, stiffer springs, extra plates, etc.  Not all of it may translate to the new bike but might give you some more info if that's what you're after.

Scott

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Re: have you clutched yet?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2013, 12:36:48 AM »
My low mileage 2011 B5 is running the original clutch. I might also add that my 1978 Triumph and my 1979 Yamaha XS650 are both running their original clutches! Clutches are tough and last a long time if not abused.
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