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Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC - Service manual > Friction Plate Inspection

Clutch / Friction Plate Inspection



If any friction plate thickness is outside the service limit, replace the friction plates as a set.

1. Measure the thickness of the friction plate.


  1. Clutch friction plate

2. For the clutch friction plate thickness, refer to Clutch and Primary Drive.

Steel Plate Inspection


Check all plates for bend and warp as follows:

1. Place the plate being checked on a clean surface plate and attempt to pass a feeler gauge of the maximum service limit thickness between the steel plate and surface plate. If the feeler gauge can be passed beneath the steel plate at any point, renew the plates as a set.

Steel Plate Inspection

  1. Steel plate
  2. Feeler gauge
  3. Surface plate

2. For specifications refer toClutch and Primary Drive.

Clutch Pack - Height


The clutch pack height is critical for a smooth operation of the transmission and must be measured prior to installation of new clutch plates.

When building a new clutch pack, its height must be correct. To achieve this, build the new clutch pack using the following:

1. Arrange the new friction and new steel plates in a stack as shown below.

Clutch Pack - Height

  1. Outer friction plates
  2. Friction plates
  3. Inner friction plate
  4. Steel plate, 2.0 mm thickness
  5. Outer steel plate, 2.0 mm thickness

2. Place the assembled clutch pack on a flat surface and measure its height as shown below.

Clutch Pack - Height

  1. Clutch pack height

3. The clutch pack height for this clutch assembly is shown in the specification table see Clutch and Primary Drive.

4. If the clutch pack is too high, continue from step 5, omit step 6 then continue from step 7. If the clutch pack is too low, continue from step 6.


5. If the clutch pack height is too high, replace the 2.0 mm steel plate indicated below with a new 1.6 mm steel plate.

Clutch Pack - Height

  1. 2.0 mm steel 1. plate to be replaced


No more than one 2.3 mm thick steel plate is to be used in the clutch pack.

6. If the clutch pack height is too low, replace the 2.0 mm steel plate indicated below with a new 2.3 mm steel plate.

Clutch Pack - Height

  1. 2.0 mm steel  plate to be replaced

7. Recheck the clutch pack height as described previously.

Clutch - Installation


Before starting work, ensure the motorcycle is stabilised and adequately supported. This will help prevent it from falling and causing injury to the operator or damage to the motorcycle.


Ensure the oil pump drive chain is engaged with the oil pump drive gears.

Running the engine without drive to the oil pump will stop oil supply to the engine.

Running the engine without oil pressure will cause severe engine damage.

1. Visually check the oil pump drive chain is engaged with the drive gears.

Clutch - Installation

  1. Oil pump drive sprocket
  2. Oil pump drive chain
  3. Pump sprocket

2. Position the clutch outer drum assembly to the input shaft and align the oil pump sprocket drive pegs with the corresponding holes in the rear of the clutch outer drum.

Clutch - Installation

  1. Clutch outer drum (rear view)
  2. Oil pump sprocket drive pegs
  3. Clutch outer drum sprocket drive holes

3. While holding the clutch outer drum in position and ensuring correct engagement with the oil pump drive, refit the bearing.

Clutch - Installation

  1. Outer drum
  2. Bearing sleeve
  3. Needle roller bearing


When the bearing and sleeve are correctly fitted, it will be a flush fit with the clutch drum face.

4. Fit the thrust washer to the shaft.

5. Fit the clutch inner drum.

6. Fit the flat washer, a new Belleville washer (OUT mark facing outwards), and a new centre nut.

Clutch - Installation

  1. Shaft
  2. Thrust washer
  3. Clutch inner drum
  4. Flat washer
  5. Belleville Washer OUT Mark
  6. Centre nut

7. Using T3880307 - Clutch Anti-rotation Jig, lock the inner and outer drums together. Depress the rear brake pedal to prevent the engine rotating, and tighten the centre nut to 98 Nm.

8. Remove T3880307 - Clutch Anti-rotation Jig.

Clutch - Installation

  1. T3880307 - Clutch  Anti-rotation Jig

9. Disengage second gear and check for free rotation of the clutch inner drum.

10. Using a suitable pin punch, stake the nut to the shaft.


Always refer to the Clutch Pack - Height prior to fitting new clutch plates to the motorcycle.

11. Coat all clutch friction plates in clean engine oil before fitting the friction plates, steel plates, anti-judder spring and anti-judder seat washer to the clutch basket in the same order and orientation as noted during removal.


Clutch - Installation

  1. Clutch outer drum
  2. Clutch inner drum
  3. Anti-judder seat washer
  4.  Anti-judder spring
  5. Inner/outer friction plate
  6. Friction plates
  7. Steel plates
  8. Steel plate (outer)
  9. Pressure plate

12. Refit the clutch pull rod.

13. Fit the pressure plate. Ensure that the spring seats are fitted into the pressure plate as noted for removal.

14. Fit the springs and stopper plate, ensure that the OUT mark on the stopper plate is facing outwards. Secure with the fixings and tighten to 10 Nm.

Clutch - Installation

  1. Fixings
  2. Stopper plate
  3. Springs
  4. Spring seats
  5. Pressure plate

Perform the following operations:

See also:

 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC - Service manual > Clutch Controls

Exploded View - Clutch Controls Exploded View - Clutch

 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC - Service manual > Crankcase, Crankshaft and Connecting Rods

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