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    Default Clutch Plate Wear ? - Apache RTR 160

    I ride a 2.5yr old RTR 160 with 26k on the odo. Oil = Shell Synthetic Xw40. 95% redline shifting and hard riding. Off late i ve noticed the following things.

    1.Engine Overheating - Even after 500 kms after changing to FS oil
    2.Hard Gear Shifts
    3.Dragging Acceleration like someone has engaged the brake pads a little.
    4.Poor Mileage
    5.Top Speed Hit badly maxing out at 112.
    6.Engine roaring like am strangling it
    7.I park the bike on main stand,engage into first and pull the clutch.The wheel doesn stop.Tried stopping it with my foot.Stops till the force is on but gets running once i remove my foot.

    Are these symptoms of clutch plates gone or is it anything else.Every passing day i feel i am stressing the bike in this condition but i am not able to figure it out.

    Cant take it to the ASC without figuring out the problem as the only one here is absolute s**t.

    And there is one more problem,with the front wheel.New tyre 2k back. Stock specs TVS.
    The wheel kinda drifts away when i am leaning even for 5 to 10 degrees.Its super scary.Feels like the wheel is sliding out.Checked the alloy orientation perfect with a very negligible offset.

    Has it got to do with something other than the wheel or the tyre.Wheel bearings probably??

    And finally is there any customer support email id for TVS ,wanna write a long love-hate story to them.

    And i dont mind riding it to the Hosur factory to get the whole engine checked for wear and tear and the whole bike.Wanna get this checked by their factory engineers.The guys who know the RTR like the back of their hand.The guys who pour life into these babies.
    Will they entertain such requests ? i wouldn mind sitting outside their factory for days to get them to agree to this :P.

    The ASC s here are bad and i dont want some random mechanic to diagnose the problems.Need a doctor.

    Yelp!!

    Godspeed
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    sr.rath@tvsmotor.co.in
    hs.goindi@tvsmotor.co.in
    send mails to these two people
    but before that, i sincerely suggest you take the bike to the ASC once and talk to the chief mechanic/manager and try to get your work done once...
    any probllem will be solved
    because your problem will be taken a lot more seriously when you already talk to the ASC people and fails to do your job properly...
    Write the e-mail in a proper friendly way, these people are 2 of the highermost authorities in TVS and hardworking guys, they will listen to you patently and get your job done...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revverend View Post

    1.Engine Overheating - Even after 500 kms after changing to FS oil
    2.Hard Gear Shifts
    3.Dragging Acceleration like someone has engaged the brake pads a little.
    4.Poor Mileage
    5.Top Speed Hit badly maxing out at 112.
    6.Engine roaring like am strangling it
    7.I park the bike on main stand,engage into first and pull the clutch.The wheel doesn stop.Tried stopping it with my foot.Stops till the force is on but gets running once i remove my foot.


    According to point no. 1, 3, 4, 5 (what was your top speed earlier) it seems like your clutch plates are pretty much worn..
    Point no. 2, I'm not sure.., sometimes clutch adjustments can be done & shifts MIGHT become smooth or may be its because of overheating.
    Point no. 6, I think its normal if bike is near or at redline.
    Point no.7, if this happens with cold engine then no problem but if happening with hot engine, then your clutch is dragging (i.e. Clutch adjustment is needed)
    btw, most bikes clutch doesn't last more than 25-30k kms (I'm talking about average figures)
    But there might be some other issues like incorrect carb tuning etc so I sincerely suggest you visit any ASC have a chat about your problems & try to get your work done by some elder looking, experienced mechanic not the young kid around.
    And sorry can't say any thing about the front wheel issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honda_CBF View Post
    According to point no. 1, 3, 4, 5 (what was your top speed earlier) it seems like your clutch plates are pretty much worn..
    Point no. 2, I'm not sure.., sometimes clutch adjustments can be done & shifts MIGHT become smooth or may be its because of overheating.
    Point no. 6, I think its normal if bike is near or at redline.
    Point no.7, if this happens with cold engine then no problem but if happening with hot engine, then your clutch is dragging (i.e. Clutch adjustment is needed)
    btw, most bikes clutch doesn't last more than 25-30k kms (I'm talking about average figures)
    But there might be some other issues like incorrect carb tuning etc so I sincerely suggest you visit any ASC have a chat about your problems & try to get your work done by some elder looking, experienced mechanic not the young kid around.
    And sorry can't say any thing about the front wheel issue.
    Thats very helpful guys. Thank you. I generally prefer figuring it out myself and replacing the necessary parts . So this time let me try out the asc expertise.

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