I'm not dead, still alive, ended up parking the car for 3mo and giving it the finger when leaving for work every morning on the R1200 instead hahaha. Quit my job, got a Prius for free, got a new job, fixed the Prius and flipped it and now this weekend I've finally pulled the RVR back into the garage and started the process of dropping the gearbox and replacing the clutch.
Fun bits, a Competition Clutch lightweight steel flywheel, Competition Clutch forged clutch fork, and a Mantic Stage 1 organic single-plate clutch.
End of Day 1, had to stop early as my mate who was helping had to go to work
End of Day 2, box and transfer out, clutch and flywheel off.
The cause of the clutch issues, a part of the clutch hub had broken off and let the springs out, which were rubbing against the pressure plate fingers and causing the clutch to drag and not disengage properly.
Rubbing marks on the pressure plate.
Unfortunately while removing the flywheel some of the bolts partially rounded off so I'll be buying a full set of flywheel bolts, going to try and get some before Wednesday's public holiday in Brisbane so I can smash out the rest of the job then. I also have some go-fast bits on the way, got an FPR install kit from Extreme PSI when I ordered the flywheel and clutch fork, and I also have a patch harness coming from Autosport Wiring to turn into an adapter harness for the Evo 8 ECU, and a Radium 3.0bar FPR, Pierburg 3-port boost solenoid and AEM X Series wideband O2 coming from Pro Speed Racing, so I'll be able to put the Deatschwerks fuel pump in that I've had sitting here for several months too haha.
Edited by BodenM, 12 August 2018 - 10:36 AM.