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Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Re: Clutch Plates
Last post by Dave Snr - June 18, 2024, 12:54:48 PM
Hi Kevin. Yes, I have been told the clutch plates are Ducati under description Surflex S1425. Although there were variations and maybe an extra plate for the Hesketh. However the most common reason for clutch slip is master cylinder not retuning fully or push rod adjustment tight. Check master cylinder action to make sure piston returns fully - compare it to the brake. Operate the clutch, release it and then loosen the bleed nipple to see if it's holding pressure. Both brake and clutch are Brembo 15mm and the seal kits are PS15. I've had to change my seals twice over the years, but never the plates or springs, although it's worth cleaning debris off the plates inner and outer if you get clutch drag. Clutch push rod adjustment is easy to check and make sure there is free play.
Requests for Help and (Hopefully) Answers / Clutch Plates
Last post by Kevin B - June 10, 2024, 10:48:03 AM
After a great weekend away on the Hesketh the clutch started slipping on the way home. The hydraulics seem fine and the bike has done almost 44k miles so I figure it will need a set of plates and springs.
Can anybody tell me where the plates come from. I would assume 1980 ish 900ss Ducati - would that be correct?
Events List 2024 / International Classic Motorcyc...
Last post by velocollins - April 17, 2024, 02:17:13 PM
The Hesketh Owners Club will be at Stafford on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April on stand S10 in Side Hall.

Look forward to seeing you all.
Hesketh Bits and Pieces Wanted / Re: ASTRALITES Wanted
Last post by Kevin B - March 10, 2024, 12:55:05 PM
Rob, I met a guy yesterday who says he has Astrolite wheels that he bought at the factory auction. I don't know if you, or anyone else, still wants wheels but I have his contact details if needed.
Events List 2024 / HOC AGM Midday Sunday 7th Apri...
Last post by HOCAdmin - February 29, 2024, 09:12:41 PM
This years AGM will be hosted at Clare & Peter Whites facility in Soham.  It will start at midday and it will be your opportunity to join other members to discuss the future of the club.  Refreshments will be available and there will be the opportunity to purchase Hesketh V1000 spares from Clare's Spares.
Hesketh-Related Chat / HOC Forum and Facebook
Last post by velocollins - January 12, 2024, 06:47:28 PM
Dear HOC Members,

If you place technical information on HOC Facebook site, please remember to update the Forum with the information as not all member have access to Facebook.

This will ensure their is a central repository for all technical information.
Hesketh-Related Chat / Re: HOC Social Event
Last post by velocollins - September 15, 2023, 06:42:28 AM
This was a great weekend meeting up with the Vincent Owners Club at Hampton Loade on the River Seven.
Events List 2022 - 2023 / Re: HOC (& VOC) Annual Rally, ...
Last post by Pauline Collins - August 21, 2023, 08:51:19 AM
We will be there.
Events List 2022 - 2023 / HOC (& VOC) Annual Rally, Brid...
Last post by velocollins - August 21, 2023, 08:49:32 AM
The Annual Rally will be held jointly with an element of the Vincent Owners Club at the Unicorn Inn Hampton Loade, Hampton, near Bridgenorth. WV16 6BN.

Full details are in the SOCK.
Hesketh-Related Chat / Re: HOC Social Event
Last post by velocollins - August 20, 2023, 11:35:11 AM
We staying at Premier Inn Stourbridge.  See you there.