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johnc3546

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johnc3546 says:

how long should a clutch last .

Hi m.c.n. i would like to hear your views on if a clutch should need replacing after only 2373 miles. in three years.it needed clutch springs,spring plate pressure plates,and friction plates.i had an m.o.t and a oil change at the same time the bill was £709.00 is this reasonable.

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fogie

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fogie says:

clutch

Hmmm, I've been riding bikes since 1973, and never replaced a clutch yet...:shock:


Tell a lie, I did on my old Trident (meriden) 'cos the oil seal went...

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

clutch

Welcome johnc,more info,

what bike?

what year?

what service record?

which oil was in the bike?

does it have a clutch cable?

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Clutch

What bike?  How old and what is its history?  Are there any other issues with it?  A proper picture of the situation will help guys to give you an opinion.

I would not have thought that a clutch should go in that time under normal circumstances.  And as per fogie, I have never had cause to replace one!  However, as per previous discussion on this site, it is actually considered a 'consumable' item and therefore not covered by a manufacturers warranty.  Of course riding syles have a huge impact on how long a clutch will last but in my opinion, in the absence of any mechanical faults, utter brutality would be needed to demolish a clutch in two and a half thousand miles.  As for the cost of the replacement, again I can't comment without knowing what bike it is but that seems way over the top to me.     

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Its a mystery

Can't even see on your profile what bike it is,the mist just wont clear :lol:

 

Welcome to the site away:smilethats over a $1000,so unless you own a NR 750 or something i would agree with MM wee bit over the top. 

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Clutch expires after 2373 miles and 3 years.

I don't think more info is needed. Should a clutch expire in fewer miles than a tyre? No. Who did the job?

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steveb

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steveb says:

2373 miles

= 10948 quarter miles ;)

 

That wouldn't be unreasonable

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

last

It might last longer than a responce.

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preunit

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preunit says:

Hmm...

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

I don't know wat the expectation would be but...

...the clutch on my 60k miles Kawasaki is the original and still alright. 20k so far on the R1. 170k on my car! Maybe I'm easy on them.

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tc330

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tc330 says:

Why do a hoover suck?!!!

I've got 117,000 on my Kawsaki z750s clutch, can get 60,000 from a BMW1100 before new friction plate required, even upto 20,000 on my KTM LC8 with no noticable wear. 2373 is either total abuse, really bad adjustment or (and it happens) shit quality control at the factory:doubt:

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