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Discussion in 'Newbies Hangout' started by Vinny Nielsen, Oct 11, 2018.

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  1. Vinny Nielsen

    Vinny Nielsen New Member

    Oct 11, 2018
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    Hi I’ve just bought my first triumph,a 2005 speed triple 1050.As soon as I got the bike it started to struggle to change gear,mostly from 1st to 2nd,the gear shifter was solid,I adjusted the cable which helped temporarily but the problem keeps coming back.Ive changed the clutch cable and adjusted it to spec,changed the oil to fully synthetic,and fitted a new gear shift mechanism as I had an aftermarket part fitted.I suspect the clutch plates are sticking and need replacing but I just wanted to see if anyone else had this problem? Is it worth soaking the old plates in old overnight or is that just a temporary fix? Thanks any advice would be great
     
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  2. Vulpes

    Vulpes Elite Member

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    #2 Vulpes, Oct 11, 2018
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    Hi and welcome, brilliant bike.
    I can't help you, but I'm certain somebodey knowlegdeable will be along soon!
     
  3. R_1000

    R_1000 First Class Member
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    Welcome buddy :)
     
  4. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Hi and welcome :cool:
     
  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf GRRRRRR
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    Hi mate and welcome
     
  6. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder First Class Member
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    Hi and welcome in Vinny
    Fantastic choice of bike

    I have had a similar issue in a 2010 Speed Triple, not long after I bought it I discovered that when the engine got hot, the gear change started to get very stiff and almost impossible to find neutral.
    I got a set of EBC clutch plates and new springs, swapped them out at the next oil change and the engine was like new
    There was a realisation among us here on the forum that not enough oil reaches the clutch plates which can cause them to burn and stick, maybe also with not being used very often.

    Get a set of clutch plates, springs (if you wish) and a gasket, watch a YouTube video on how to change the plates and you can be inside for lunch of kippers on toast

    Try Square Deals EBC Clutch Plates and springs £65
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    They also do the gaskets

    Clutch plate replacement on a Tiger
     
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  7. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder First Class Member
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    Make sure when you fill with oil, the dip stick is screwed all the way in to get the proper level
    Also make sure the stick is an original, otherwise for obvious reasons the level could be wrong.

    The oil level being too high could cause a stiff clutch
     
  8. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member
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    Could be the clutch but if only really struggling from 1st to 2nd could be something in gearbox, not really that knowledgeable about it though, but someone on here will be. Just as a matter interest is, are the chain and sprockets in good condition and correctly adjusted as that will make a big difference to gear change.
     
  9. Vinny Nielsen

    Vinny Nielsen New Member

    Oct 11, 2018
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    Thanks for the advice I have been looking at EBC clutch plates and was thinking of giving them a try.Do the plates need soaked before fitting or can they be fitted dry? Love the bike apart from this issue so looking forward to getting it fixed so I can enjoy it properly.Thanks again
     
  10. David Cooper

    David Cooper Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum Vinny

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  11. Tucker 1963

    Tucker 1963 Elite Member

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    Welcome to the Asylum you should fit right in. To keep the inmates happy we will need photos.
    _20181010_172609.jpg Tucker
     
  12. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Mate,

    A very warm welcome to the best vehicle forum on the net! :)
     

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