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Old June 19th, 2011, 01:50 PM
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I think my newest problem is the hardest.

Change every part of the clutch! Fork, shoes, clips everything. The fork lasted about 20k into the new clutch.

One other can remember is the clutch hydraulics, I did the master, the slave, but forgot the soft hose, latest about a month before disintegrating..
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Old June 20th, 2011, 08:32 AM
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My first clutch job lasted less than 6 months. I damaged the pilot bushing on install. Took it out and redid everything including resurfacing the flywheel.

So, was this a new fork? Reinforced type?

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I think my newest problem is the hardest.

Change every part of the clutch! Fork, shoes, clips everything. The fork lasted about 20k into the new clutch.

One other can remember is the clutch hydraulics, I did the master, the slave, but forgot the soft hose, latest about a month before disintegrating..
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Old June 20th, 2011, 08:37 AM
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No, it was 2+ years ago and nobody really thought about it. Luckily on my 110 I had read about it somewhere and replaced everything. I didn't know about the reinforced, is the britpart reinforced better than a strait oem one?

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My first clutch job lasted less than 6 months. I damaged the pilot bushing on install. Took it out and redid everything including resurfacing the flywheel.

So, was this a new fork? Reinforced type?
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Old June 21st, 2011, 04:48 PM
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What were the symptoms of damages pilot bushing? (I ask because I didn't have one on hand when I did my clutch job and the one I re-used didn't look that great).

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My first clutch job lasted less than 6 months. I damaged the pilot bushing on install. Took it out and redid everything including resurfacing the flywheel.

So, was this a new fork? Reinforced type?
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 07:36 AM
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Tom I think you'd be fine with a britpart fork if it was the reinforced type. I have used them and they are made of hardened steel. Make sure to put some grease in the pivot ball.

As for the pilot bushing, if you were rolling to a stop while in gear with the clutch pedal down, the vehicle would intermittently try to lurch forward. It couldn't really go anywhere, but it was annoying and potentially dangerous.
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