Oh,... the bird's nest that live in my Clutch Plate.

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  1. wasabi805

    wasabi805 New Member

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    SO,..i have have this pretty ghetto squeek which i think the culprit is from the clutch. I tried sparingly greasing the edges where the plates meet carefully making sure that none of the grease got on the clutch pads. I also adjusted and slightly greased the area where the flower bolt meets the plate. Did I miss something?

    wasabi
     
  2. CoastalCruiser

    CoastalCruiser New Member

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    Squeak or Squeal?
     
  3. wasabi805

    wasabi805 New Member

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    more like chirpish squeek.
     
  4. junked

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    Mine does that once it is up to temperature and I coast with the clutch in. I think the clutch is not fully disengaged so the pads are dragging against the pressure plate.
     
  5. moronic_kaos

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    You can shut it up by spraying it with with the "anti-sqeek" stuff for car breaks. It doesn't shut it up completely but it gets a little better.

    All the clutches squeel a lot though. It's just their nature.
     
  6. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Where are you spraying this stuff to "shut it up"?
    If you spay brake cleaner in the wrong place, you can wash off what little oil may be on certain parts.

    If there is a chirping sound, it could be that the clutch shaft itself is not lubed, and that's not good.

    Or are you talking about the gears "whinning"? That is normal.
     
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  7. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Continuous, or intermittent?
    Does it make this sound when riding and the clutch it engaged? (released)
    Does it do it when the bike is being pushed, not running, with the clutch pulled in?
     
  8. moronic_kaos

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    I just spray it right over the inside of the metal disc part that squishes with the brake pads. Seems to calm it down a lot. Gotta re-do it like every 2 or 300 miles.
     
  9. wasabi805

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    It only really squeaks when the clutch is not engaged. When I'm riding it's fine. Should i still try that anti-squeak, automotive break stuff?
     
  10. Tim_B_172

    Tim_B_172 New Member

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    Have you tried tightening you're clutch cable a little?
     
  11. wasabi805

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    yez zir, did that too.

    Update: The Funny thing though is that after about 3 or 4 days of just putting up with it, the squeaks went away. Power of positive thinking? Praying to the divine bike gods? Dead birds i guess. Go figure.
     
  12. Nougat

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    Put a dab of grease in between the ring gear and the crankshaft gear. You might be hearing gear tooth lash. Make sure the screw in the middle of the little gear is tight while you're in there.
     
  13. wasabi805

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    ah... definitely didn't do that. Might as well anyway. Thanks man
     

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