My Clutch is Slipping

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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by ionbeam » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:01 am

Sample from Excel:

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I also file paper for big items. Same paper folder I use for the purchase, register info and title for the bike.
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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by Hppants » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:28 pm

Mine is written down on the "blank" pages of the owner's manual. Same concept though.
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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by raYzerman » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:39 pm

Small notebook on a clipboard hanging in the shop. Never been asked for it when I sold the bike. I always ask questions when I'm buying, that and my eyes tell me what's going on, records or no records.
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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by Deagle10 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:54 pm

ionbeam wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:24 pm
Deagle10 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:07 pm
...thread made me do my own clean and lube of the clutch pivot...I have no idea how it is supposed to look...
Borrowed picture.

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Ok, that is quite the difference. Now I'm really glad I ordered a replacement.
Thanks for the pic.
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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by HotRodZilla » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:40 pm

Hppants wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Mine is written down on the "blank" pages of the owner's manual. Same concept though.
The service manual I got started coming apart not soon after. I bought it used so no big deal. I took it to Kinkos and had it spiral bound and put maybe 10 blank sheets of paper in there to do exactly what you do. I open my manual and each line has a date, mileage and description of what I did. It's easy to keep track of and hard to lose. Lol.

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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by PhilJet09 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:27 pm

I’ve been writing everything down in the back of my owner’s manual, but my last entry used the very last square inch of space. I’ll have to staple in a page or two. I also keep a large marker board on the garage fridge with all the vehicles’ (cars, bikes, lawn mower, snow blower...) service reminders, oil type, amount, filters, etc for quick reference.
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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by Madmudder » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:15 am

I keep all vehicle information in one app on my Iphone ap is called Auto Care. I note torque settings and tools used so when I do the job next time I know what I need as well. I always have my phone so when I have to pick up a part or have an issue on the road it is always available for reference.
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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by BkerChuck » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:28 am

I do a pretty basic Excel spreadsheet similar to ionbeam but perhaps not quite as much detail like the amount of wheel weights used. I also have a dry erase board on one the cabinet doors in my garage with a column for each of my bikes, my truck, and Dianne's car where I keep basic notes like mileage of oil changes so I don't need to look them up with 5 vehicles being maintained.
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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by danh600 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:29 am

Doesn't the FJR have some type of huge sub-menu that keeps up with all the maintenance numbers?

Obviously, if there is I have never used it.

I made it simple. Every 5000 miles I change the oil and filter. I look in the book to see what else needs done.
Every 10,000 miles I change the rear end lube.

I think MT-09s are bullet proof like FJRs, but just in case I am keeping all the paper work of everything in a folder. I am making no mods that will effect the warranty and letting the dealer do everything until the warranty runs out.

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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by Bounce » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:38 am

ionbeam wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:01 am
Sample from Excel:

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I also file paper for big items. Same paper folder I use for the purchase, register info and title for the bike.
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There's also this

But I find that firing up the computer (or mobile app) is another stumbling block to actually doing it. So, I keep the receipt, note on it date/time/miles, and toss it in a folder so all stuff is documented (with receipts) as nearly as simply as possible. With NO computer crashes.

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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by Festus » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:24 am

I use the one built into my Zumo.

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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by FjrVfr » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:36 pm

HotRodZilla wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:40 pm
I took [the manual] to Kinkos and had it spiral bound...
Freakin' brilliant. Now I can lay the damned thing down on the table open without having to put a wrench on top of it. $7 bucks at Staples. Why the hell didn't I think of that 14 years ago?

Thank you HRZ!
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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:33 pm

I was religious with my last bike. I’ve been lazy about documentation of maintenance on this one. I’ve amazon or paper receipts for oil/filter/FD juice for all the routine stuff, and paper
for the valve check, but I don’t have all the dates all the oil changes and tire changes happened. I think I subliminally neglect recording tire change mileage and dates sometimes because I don’t want to think about how fast they get used up and how much I’m spending on tires.

I think a phone based recording app would work best for me. I need to try one.
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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by HotRodZilla » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:42 pm

FjrVfr wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:36 pm
HotRodZilla wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:40 pm
I took [the manual] to Kinkos and had it spiral bound...
Freakin' brilliant. Now I can lay the damned thing down on the table open without having to put a wrench on top of it. $7 bucks at Staples. Why the hell didn't I think of that 14 years ago?

Thank you HRZ!
That right there is the best benefit of having it re-bound. I hated dealing with that book until they spiral bound it. Its awesome to use now. Haha!!
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Re: My Clutch is Slipping

Post by ionbeam » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:01 pm

HotRodZilla wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:42 pm
FjrVfr wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:36 pm
HotRodZilla wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:40 pm
I took [the manual] to Kinkos and had it spiral bound...
Freakin' brilliant. Now I can lay the damned thing down on the table open without having to put a wrench on top of it. $7 bucks at Staples. Why the hell didn't I think of that 14 years ago?

Thank you HRZ!
That right there is the best benefit of having it re-bound. I hated dealing with that book until they spiral bound it. Its awesome to use now. Haha!!
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