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1982 KZ1300 rescue and rebuild 1 year 2 months ago #21396

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Hi Stan, did you pre soak the clutch fiber plates for a least 24 hours in oil before you installed them. I know rebuilding automatic tranny's that we had to soak the plates for 24 hrs in tranny fluid to make sure they were fully saturated with oil.

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1982 KZ1300 rescue and rebuild 1 year 2 months ago #21397

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Oh yes. That was well taken care of, plastic bag and oil. It's 1000 km now, either way they are well saturated by now anyway. I think it might be just the adjustment. Will see and report.
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1982 KZ1300 rescue and rebuild 1 year 2 months ago #21398

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I am still thinking the steel discs might generate unwanted oil layer. First will play with the adjustment, then dig in deeper. The good thing is it's a relatively simple and area pin pointed issue.
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1982 KZ1300 rescue and rebuild 1 year 2 months ago #21400

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After a few hundred K. on my new clutch I did an adjustment on the push-rod stud and lock-nut. Then a minor adjustment on the cable, itself. Didn't have any issues - just some maintenance to account for the new friction-plates settling in.
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1982 KZ1300 rescue and rebuild 1 year 2 months ago #21401

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Yes, the clutch and carbs adjustments are on the list. Just trying to find a time and place to do it.
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assembling engine, chassis & electrical from 79 - 89 parts

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1982 KZ1300 rescue and rebuild 1 year 2 months ago #21403

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Different bike but my 900F is susceptible to clutch slip if I don't have the 'throw out lever' (if that's what it's called) adjustment on the clutch cover set properly (it's a similar configuration to the 1300 clutch except it's internal to the clutch cover - accessed through a screw-in plug)
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