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Mr. B

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  • Current Bike(s)
    YZF1000, Rocket 3 Roadster
  • Previous Bike(s)
    CB125S, CB350K4, CB550K3, GT500A, GS550L
  1. Spot on pilninggas - I should have put that it is a hydraulic clutch first... I've had the pushrod out previously and that seemed ticketty-boo but maybe worth another look as when I bought the bike it had obviously had one careful owner..... That turned out to be me unfortunately :( Some penny-pincher hadn't bothered replacing the paper gasket over the drive sprocket cover and all sorts of nasty stuff was lodged in there. There is no issue with the action as it is very smooth in operation - just blinking heavy. It does amaze me that people refer to the big old beast of a Thunderace. It's only 20kgs heavier than an R1 or Fireblade. Now I could either be a big old bunter at 100kgs or the svelte person I am at 75kgs....... and the difference is.....bugger all!
  2. Hi all, I've owned a 96 Thunderace which I really like but.....the clutch is really heavy. Anyone else have this issue or am I just a real whimp? I had an issue with not hitting neutral so replaced the clutch friction & steel plates, springs, seals at the business end of the push rod but although I can now hit neutral (most of the time) and despite all this, the clutch is as heavy as it ever was. I'm assuming early R1s would have a similar clutch setup and wondered if anyone else out there either is more manly than I or has a solution.....???
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