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Old 19th June 2017, 12:36 PM
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Howya Folks!

Just before I hit that big fat send payment button, I want your advice once more please :)

My 990 (25000km) is easy to wheelie in 3rd off the clutch when the bike is cool enough but when it gets hot, it seems to be much harder! I might be just getting shitter at it either

It's been happening since I've gotten it so I might treat it to a fresh one

What say you all?? :)
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Old 19th June 2017, 12:42 PM
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Clutch might be worn alright but before changing it I would check the following:

If it's a wet clutch, you might be up for an oil change?

Check the appropriated cable adjustment and lubricate cables.

If it's hydraulic clutch, you might need new fluids (sames as doing brake fluids).


Whatever you do, spare no expenses on wheelies
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Old 19th June 2017, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by RTV

Whatever you do, spare no expenses on wheelies
Brilliant.
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Old 19th June 2017, 01:15 PM
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Check the clutch oil jet is clean, it's down by the clutch slave cylinder.
I have those frame protectors for you too when u want them
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Old 19th June 2017, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Arius007
Brilliant.
Priorities
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Old 19th June 2017, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by hornethead
Check the clutch oil jet is clean, it's down by the clutch slave cylinder.
I have those frame protectors for you too when u want them

Ah thanks a million Hornet!! I have up all hope of getting those!! That has actually made my morning!!!! Would you mind if I gave you a ring? Im not among the hierarchy that can't personal message on here
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Old 19th June 2017, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by oroura25
Ah thanks a million Hornet!! I have up all hope of getting those!! That has actually made my morning!!!! Would you mind if I gave you a ring? Im not among the hierarchy that can't personal message on here
Yep 0eight7nineseven0six563
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