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Tricky-Dicky 26-02-2017 01:35 AM

Any T160 ownwer here? clutch related.
Anyone tried slightly larger BBs in the clutch ramp to gain a little more lift?

Tricky-Dicky 26-02-2017 11:25 AM

Well i managed to find another 8mm BB and the verdict is.........not a lot of difference, despite the slight change in the ratio between the 6mm and 8mm it still makes very little difference to my disengagement,
i am now suspecting the plate, i have a pull type hydraulic cheap Chinese slave fitted, which seems to work fine, and the movement is just the same as with the lever and cable, but its still dragging badly when static/engine off.
I do realise due to the engine not being run for years it may just be contamination, but i have a sneaking feeling its the plate that has too much run out, just wanted to try and start it before delving into the clutch.

strima 26-02-2017 12:35 PM

Looks like a strip and clean is on the cards...

Tricky-Dicky 26-02-2017 02:02 PM

Yeah that's what I'm dreading, the T160 clutch and primary is a real pain, and i don't have a dial gauge to check run our etc.

I am still wondering if i should just get it finished and see if it will start and run OK first as if its still low on compression i might as well tackle it at at the same time back in the warm.

strima 26-02-2017 02:41 PM

Get it fired up and see what its like, a good run may sort it out.

Tricky-Dicky 27-02-2017 06:20 PM

Just done some more measuring and testing, and the verdict is....be very careful when buying Chinese master cylinders from ebay, now i have used lots of different stuff manufactured in China, in fact about 70% of components are now manufactured there.

Anyway i should have checked more carefully as the brake and clutch master cylinders i bought where only using 14mm pistons rather than 17mm, i presumed they would be 17mm as they where advertised for larger sport bikes with pics of 750+ bikes with multi piston calipers...more fool me!

Anyway the upshot is that i have tried a decrepit old 17mm piston master cylinder on both brake and clutch, and as expected the brake feel is far better due to the ratio being changed, and just as importantly
the clutch is now releasing fully, it seems that the extra ratio has allowed for just enough extra movement, despite my prior measurements, so i new set of controls is now being ordered.

strima 27-02-2017 07:13 PM

I was thinking the cylinder may be at fault but had assumed you'd tested it... Moe fool me... :D

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