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Lots of folks on this forum are happy with the SD TEC clutch discs. Other choice that has worked well for me are the ones from Mark Etheridge at Guzzi Classics in SoCal. http://www.mgcycle.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193&products_id=1165 http://www.motoguzziclassics.com/MGCParts2.asp
I'm not great on pix - but I should take some and figure out how to post them. Been busy enough making things right on it and trying to get work done. And then, when the weather is half ways decent, have to get in saddle time. It's a bitch, but you do what you gotta do.
From his ADV Rider posts, I'm guessing a '77 T3?
No - it's not another T3. It's a low miles, extremely well taken care of 1987 LeMans. That swooped up rear end has never been a favorite of mine, but the more I ride the bike, the less it bugs me. It's got the 18" front wheel not the 16, Ohlins rear shocks and a Corbin. I wasn't sure I'd like the way-forward clip-ons and the rear-set pegs, but I'm finding it quite comfortable. The steering feels a little odd - maybe it's the clip-ons angling from in front of the fork tubes. As with any new bike, I'm sorting things out and setting things right. Today it was getting the right side petcock to not seep and replacing the rear gas tank grommet where it sets down on the knobbed pin that holds it. The original grommet was badly split and was lucky to find a hardware store that carried one comparable. The first hardware store six miles to the west didn't have it, but found it at the one 8 miles to the east of me. I'll know better next time which to try first.
I'm actually offended you didn't invite me over to drool on your new toy.
I've never used an alignment tool on the airhead clutches when I've replaced them. Is it critical with this one? Are longer fasteners needed to relieve the pressure plate tension? Any fasteners I dare not re-use? U-Joint bolts? Pressure plate bolts?
Thanks for confirming what I suspected. I see some SD discs in my future. I guess my next question is what to watch out for doing this job. I've got to either pull the rear frame bolts and tilt the engine down, or remove both and drop everything out the bottom. Remove the mufflers. Undo the UJoint. Lift the back end of the bike. Unbolt the transmission. It's probably a half hour's work, but being the first time with Guzzis and this one, it'll probably be more like two or three. Sound reasonable? Hope the front bolt isn't frozen. I've never used an alignment tool on the airhead clutches when I've replaced them. Is it critical with this one? Are longer fasteners needed to relieve the pressure plate tension? Any fasteners I dare not re-use? U-Joint bolts? Pressure plate bolts? Matt, Dave - I know, I wanted to go to the breakfast and pop it on you there. Sorry. But I missed that. And I've been meaning to make it to Matt's since he got back, but have been busy with work. Would it be possible to join up with you two somewhere on Friday? Saturday I've got stuff going, and will be gone the week after that. So it's either Tomorrow (Wednesday or Friday). Hope I can make it up to you guys.
I don't plan on removing the flywheel (unless I have to), but that's interesting data about the cam cover. I've never sealed a cover with epoxy before, so that sounds a bit extreme. What's the story there???I've gotten an offer to buy two new SD discs, almost new unmarked flywheel, intermediate plate and good 4mm hub for $250. Not sure if I'll need a flywheel, but with the way this thing has been acting up, I'm afraid there's going to be some serious wear. I'm easy on clutches, but this one has fought me for 5K now and isn't letting up. It would be nice to have the parts here and ready to go, but on the one hand if I have only discs and need a flywheel, I'll be waiting. But if I jump on the complete clutch package and only need the discs, I'll have spent a bunch more than necessary when the funds aren't exactly available. Problems problems life's a bitch and then...
Thanks, Charlie! That's good news about the flywheel. I was told that there's a possibility the teeth are notchy, in which case it would need to be replaced. Nice to know that's a rare occurrence. Are you suggesting I pull the flywheel and seal all that up? Not sure about the weight of the flywheel offered, but it only has the TDC marks, I believe.
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