Sticking clutch plate issue

John Soliday johnsoliday at
Sat May 14 16:08:16 PDT 2011

Glad to hear you fixed the Clutch issue.  Here's some advice for us "frugal"
bikers that I used to use on the race bikes as we were always opening cases
with no serious oil pressure behind them.  When I install a fiber case
gasket, I always spread a thin coat of automotive (blue type) silicon seal
on BOTH sides of the gasket.  It helps with sealing and it also allows one
to peal the gasket off the metal surfaces without ripping, and then you
reinstall, adding again, a thin coat of the silicon sealant.  I used gaskets
easily a half dozen times with this technique.


John (been working too much with my British design team ;-)

-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Les Johnson
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2011 4:33 PM
To: John Soliday
Subject: Sticking clutch plate issue

    I changed out my friction disks on my clutch and solved the
sticking problem. It was a real simple job to do. I made the mistake
that I could get the case off and not damage the gasket. Ended up
having to wait for new case gasket so bike laid up longer than I had

    Les J
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