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Clutch My clutch is fine until bike is at normal running temp then when I go from a stop there is severe shuddering is this likely to be the intermediate plate or something else?

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Either a warped plate or contamination of the friction material. Occasionally what you describe can be caused by a burnt clutch plate (too many hard starts) but if that's the case it usually gets a bit better as the plate wears. Unfortunately the only sure way to tell is to get it apart.,

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