trackin xv750

MJPriceisright

Coast to Coast
thanks fellas.. yeah sounds nice.. this is day two of riding to work with the ole girl.. gotta say, even though my seat is just a couple layers of a doormat, I really feel comfortable on it. everything is running and working properly as of right now, thinking I might need to adjust my valve clearances, I think I hear a little noise coming from the top end. also, I spoke with rich about this the other day... when I first put the bike back together I put standard car oil in it, oops.. so my clutch is slipping at higher rpms... so I drained the oil and replaced it with actual motorcycle oil but it still seems to be slipping out a bit up there.. any thoughts? should I bare down and pull the clutch for a cleaning? I rode about 60 (at least) and only used a gallon and a half of gas, so I was also pretty happy with that as well. any thoughts are appreciated fellas. thanks!
 

Saik0

Passed results are no guarantee for the future.
If the clutch plates are not in any way impregnated with the car oil just change a few times and should become less. If you're unlucky you'll have to replace them. There are some nasty additives in car oils that can ruin the plates.
 

MJPriceisright

Coast to Coast
Saik0 said:
If the clutch plates are not in any way impregnated with the car oil just change a few times and should become less. If you're unlucky you'll have to replace them. There are some nasty additives in car oils that can ruin the plates.

well that sucks. anyways, I had an extra used clutch basket with plates in a box of parts I picked up not too long ago, so I pulled the side cover and put em in there, thinking maybe a used set of plates would do me good, but not the case. still slipping.. id say its somewhere around half throttle or maybe more you can hear the bike pulling out of gear, its more noticeable in the higher gears at low speeds when I jump on the throttle. thoughts?
 

Maritime

Over 10,000 Posts
New plates should be cheap, soake for 24 hours min in motorcycle oil then install. New springs will likely make the most difference, they get soft, but make sure you have the clutch packed exactly right. My 450 had slippage and I bought new friction plates, when I was going to install I havd the parts fiche exploded view printed and as I unpacked the basket, noticed the PO have reversed 2 plates and it was the reason it was slipping at higher RPMS in the higer gears. It really is easy to do on some clutches. I almost did the same then noticed one plate looked a little different from the rest, looked at the fiche, that plate had a diff part number and it had to go in the right direction, after the plates, new springs the clutch looked up and the bike hauled ass. I couldn't get past 75 mph before, well over the ton after.
 

MJPriceisright

Coast to Coast
so my tank is off getting dents pulled and I need some advice. I tossed on my buddies xv920 tank and now I cant decide which one I like more.. my buddies tank sits lower in the back so there isn't much of a gap, whereas my tank has a gap from being raised.. any thoughts?
 

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Rich Ard

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If you want I can grab a midnight tank that just got dropped on both sides, will need some work, but it'll be free. I wish you'd done this a week ago I had a nice one I just traded for a 750 tank ::)
 

MJPriceisright

Coast to Coast
yeah.. not completely sold on it, but going to put a different color at it and see how I feel. for some reason it just looks a little too big. idk.. anyways. rich im all good on that tank, wes and I are going to trade as he was searching for a 750 tank anyways. just waiting on some clutch plates and springs to come in the mail and ill have some updates.
 

Rich Ard

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I'll trade straight up for those clipons if he still has em.:)
 

Cuba Libre

Been Around the Block
MJPriceisright said:
so my tank is off getting dents pulled and I need some advice. I tossed on my buddies xv920 tank and now I cant decide which one I like more.. my buddies tank sits lower in the back so there isn't much of a gap, whereas my tank has a gap from being raised.. any thoughts?

I was going to vote for the second setup, until I put some thought into it.
I think that if you raise the tail a little at the front end, maybe also trim that corner that points downwards a little so that it flows better with the tank, the first option is better. It has smoother lines and it looks smaller, which I like (a personal preference of course...)

M.
 

MJPriceisright

Coast to Coast
so the clutch is all installed and before I put the side over back on we adjusted it. seems like the aftermarket clutch lever (emgo shorty) doesn't have enough adjustment, the handle has a bunch of slack that I can't get sorted. the clutch does disengage but only when the lever is depressed like three quarters of the way or more. so I put the stock clutch adjuster screw in there and the clutch is working just fine. greaaaaat.
 

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