Hello from Sunny and Warm, Saskatoon Sk Canada
I am still riding daily, as our November temperatures have been near 0 C at 8am and as high as plus 15 C at 4 pm.
I am requesting advice from the group on altering the clutch engagement point on my 2009 FCS600A9, with 13,500km on the odo.
I find that in stock condition, the clutch is starting to engage very lightly at about 2000-2100 rpm. From about that point to 3000 rpms, I get a lot of vibration, presumably from the clutch, and not the belt (new belt installed at 8500km).
I am guessing that a higher engagement rpm would mean a smoother and more vibration free acceleration. Please correct me if I am wrong.
I speculate about the higher engagement point as I inspected the clutch pads and clutch bell when I changed the belt. I polished the clutch bell with 2000 grit paper and then the 5 clutch pads with 800 grit, all to remove slight glazing. After reassembly. the clutch engagement point was closer to 2800-3000 rpm, as was buttery smooth.
The stock variator weights are being used and showed no signs of wear.
Would changing variator weights provide the desired effect without messing with top end speeds etc, too much.
If I service the clutch again, would using a small amount of copper based anti-seize lube in the pivot pins, make a difference?
Thank you group. I read all posts to try and embed as much great info into my brain, as possible. Knowledge is power as they say.