Pulled the transmission to get at the clutch, found lots of gunk in the bellhousing, something is leaking, and once the clutch was apart we can see that, yes indeed, it has been “slipping a bit” kind of a BIG bit, actually. Click on photos below to enlarge!
Lots of oil and gunk here…
look below the pressure ring, MOUNDS of goo…
trans, swingarm, final drive and fender gone
Removing the glop
Clutch Removal Tool ™
Backing the pressure off of the clutch
clutch parts seperate
Down to the bare flywheel
Ready to pull the flywheel
This is the Pressure Ring, it should NOT look like this!
clutch disk, for as bad as it was slipping, looks not too bad
This is the Pressure Plate should NOT look like this, either
Galled, shreded, torn up…….
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