my forum friends and brothers!
I need help. Riding out with
this past weekend and my bike was having issues all day. felt like it was grabbing and surging in 1-2nd... consistant throttle input, and i had double checked the chain slack, as it felt like maybe the chain was too loose and when i would change gears it would grab.
then i started having issues in 3-4-5 gears where i would be @75-80 mph mid corner in 4th gear and the bike would be grabbing, almost like it was catching in and out of gear... again, no change in throttle input and
rode beside me and the chain was looking fine
heading home that evening i was on interestate at 70mph in 4th, usually at 6-8k rpm and the bike started bogging down and surging really bad, switched to 3rd gear and the revs jumped, but i kept having grabbing to the rear wheel (imagine hitting the throttle on and off where the rear wheel gets power and then its gone again.. except the throttle input was steady all day..) and the bike was trying to die.
any time i would switch to 3-4 gear it would try to die.. kept it in 5 gear at 80... it would start to die... had 15 miles to home at 100+ in 6 gear to keep the bike going... any other gear would try to burn out
Oil level is good and fresh oil 2k miles ago... i change it every 3k street miles or every other track day
never had this issue
changed the shift star and detent plate last year this time before the track and had much smoother shifting and no problems the rest of the year
My question.... and this may be answered once i get home tonight and pull the clutch..
can i just get new friction plates/ clutch plates and install and im good? or do i need the entire clutch assembly? (basket and all)
local dealer qouted 16 each firciton plate and 22 each clutch plate
... bikebandit only has a few parts in stock from triumph... and the dealer has a 3-4 day lead time.. and I have a track weekend next weekend....
the dealer couldnt even get the bike in until the 25.. and wouldnt have it done by the track...
Is it possible the transmission could be messed up too and I should just take it in for the dealer to assess before i just switch out the clutch parts?