Premature clutch wear. 1st vs. 2nd gen?

Chris Burgess chris at chrisburgess.com
Mon Aug 12 10:54:43 PDT 2013


"since I wouldn't change anything other than clutch plates without Zoran's advice..."
 
Not a bad policy. :)
 
> Subject: Re: Premature clutch wear. 1st vs. 2nd gen?
> From: jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
> Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 10:53:13 -0700
> To: sv650 at micapeak.com
> 
> To be honest I really just retained "they look similar but are not the same" in my mind, and since I wouldn't change anything other than clutch plates without Zoran's advice I forgot the rest.
> 
> On Aug 12, 2013, at 10:07 AM, Chris Burgess <chris at chrisburgess.com> wrote:
> > Why would Z say that?  I've used the Barnett clutch pack including springs in my 90hp 2nd gen for some time.  I loved the stiffer spring at the clutch lever.
> > 
> > I just completely rebuilt the motor (cases and all) and put in another Barnett clutch with springs. Just got it fired so no time on it.  
> > 
> > My question is how did you get the 1st gen clutch into a 2nd gen bike?  Are you using the 1st gen clutch basket? If so, why?
> > 
> > And what I would look at is oil.  What oil are you using and is the clutch getting enough.
> > 
> > -Chris
> > 
> >> Subject: Re: Premature clutch wear. 1st vs. 2nd gen?
> >> From: jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
> >> Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:18:30 -0700
> >> To: sv650 at micapeak.com
> >> 
> >> Zoran told me not to use the Barnett springs in the 2nd gen clutch unmodified. I can't remember what else he said, but I'd check with him directly if he doesn't speak up here. Sounds like they are not-quite-the-same.
> >> 
> >> On Aug 12, 2013, at 9:15 AM, Aaron Turner <synfinatic at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> So I've been trying to diagnose why my clutch slips under hard
> >>> acceleration.  It doesn't slip a lot, just what feels like one revolution
> >>> or so. Happens probably 2-4 times a lap at THill depending on how hard I'm
> >>> on it.
> >>> 
> >>> So long story short, I have a nearly brand new (2 race weekends and about 5
> >>> track days) 1st gen Barnett clutch pack installed in a 2nd gen motor.
> >>> (long story)   Although to be honest, the clutch has been slipping for at
> >>> least half that time (I've had bigger problems to worry about).  I tried
> >>> adding more play in the clutch cable last race round, but that didn't help.
> >>> 
> >>> The clutch seat & seat spring washers from the 2nd gen clutch are NOT
> >>> installed.  4 of the 6 clutch springs were Barnett, the other 2 stock.
> >>> 
> >>> I measured the plates.  The thicker #2 friction plate is on the high side
> >>> of being within spec.  Of the remaining 6 frictions, 4 are in spec (barely)
> >>> and 2 are just out of spec.  All +/- .02mm of spec.
> >>> 
> >>> Steels look good, no bluing/etc.  Pack was installed correctly per 1st gen
> >>> specs.
> >>> 
> >>> So, seems like I probably need a new set of frictions (I couldn't find any
> >>> spec for total clutch pack height, does anyone have any numbers?).  What I
> >>> don't understand is why the clutch wear was so aggressive.  The motor isn't
> >>> making crazy horsepower (less then 80HP) and historically my clutches have
> >>> no problem lasting more then a full race season.
> >>> 
> >>> I know the 1st & 2nd gen SV are *almost* the same... stator, gear position
> >>> sensor and oil cooler being the obvious differences on the bottom end, but
> >>> maybe there is something different with the clutch basket/etc that would
> >>> cause this premature wear?
> >>> 
> >>> Right now, the only idea I have is that the clutch cable was too tight and
> >>> that caused the premature wear.  And by the time I loosened it up it was
> >>> too late.  But honestly, I never felt any difference after adjusting the
> >>> clutch cable.
> >>> 
> >>> Suggestions or ideas?
> >>> 
> >>> Thanks!
> >>> 
> >>> 
> >>> Aaron Turner
> >>> http://synfin.net/         Twitter: @synfinatic
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> >>> Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary
> >>> Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
> >>>   -- Benjamin Franklin
> >> 
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