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PostSubject: Clutch judder   Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:09 pm

First the disclaimer; this isn't a whine or a affraid that the bike is coming apart !

Rather that I, Grasshopper, am asking for knowledge from those who know more about this. The weather's turning crappy & I will be spending more time cleaning, tinkering & planing my next farkle with GRiSO than riding for a while.

The bike is a 2013 1200 8V, so the single plate clutch.

After the bike has sat overnight, starting off down the drive at 5mph,  the clutch judders which means I end up feathering the clutch. The engine isn't lugging or lunging. After about 2 miles this smooths out.

This is different to the 'chatter' of the gearbox with the clutch out but in neutral. Is it to do with the low revs of the engine cos the bike's cold ?

In the Spring when I'll set the valves & re-balance the TB's I might answer my own question but for now I'm curious.
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch judder   Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:23 am

Common fault according to this month's Bike magazine, they claim it is nothing to worry about. I'm sure the experts here will have a better idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Clutch judder   Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:10 am

Interesting. I was alerted to the issue by a link to it on another forum. I have never, in 10 years of dealing with 8V's ever experienced this 'Judder'. That isn't to say it isn't a *Thing* but I have to ask whether it is clutch related or something else.

That article also discloses that the 'Expurts' they consulted were 'Specialists' in pre-2000 Guzzis'. In other words they found all this new-fangled stuff far too difficult. Ipso Facto they haven't a fucking clue what they are talking about!

Other faults they noted included a host of shit linked to simple poor tuning and ignorance! Fuck that noise. Another example of huge, boiling arse. So now we get given the V85! It will be a monumentally disappointing POS but it has been specifically designed to be almost impossible for the people who work on it to fuck up! That's the theory. My guess is that factory assembly and a de-skilled workforce will soon shatter that bubble and it will still be a dissapointing piece of shit.

Carry on.

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