Book Excerpt: 1997-2005 Triumph Daytona, Speed Triple, Sprint Repair Manual
ENGINE, CLUTCH AND TRANSMISSION - 1997 TO 2001 MODELS
STARTER CLUTCH CHECK
If you suspect the starter clutch of being faulty, a simple check can be performed with the engine in the frame.
Remove the starter motor (see Chapter 8).
Using your finger inserted in the starter motor aperture, check that the starter idle/reduction gear turns freely anti-clockwise (as you look at it), and locks solid when turned clockwise. If not, remove the starter clutch for further investigation.
Remove the engine from the frame and separate the crankcase halves (see Sections 5 and 21). The alternator/starter clutch drive is housed in the upper crankcase half. Remove the transmission shafts (see Section 27).
If not already done, remove the rubber dampers from the alternator drive housing (see illustration).
Counter-hold the drive shaft bolt (which also secures the alternator driven gear) and unscrew the drive housing nut (see illustrations).
Remove the nut, washer and the housing (see illustrations). Withdraw the bolt and washer from the other side of the casing, and then slide the driven gear off the shaft (see illustrations).
BRAKES, WHEELS AND TIRES
REAR BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER
If the master cylinder is leaking fluid, or if the pedal does not produce a firm feel when the brake is applied, and bleeding the brake does not help (see Section 10), and the hydraulic hose and brake caliper are in good condition, then master cylinder overhaul is recommended.
Before disassembling the master cylinder, read through the entire procedure and make sure that you obtain any replacement parts required.
Also you will need some new DOT 4 brake fluid, some clean rags and internal circlip pliers.
Note: To prevent damage to the paintwork from spilled brake fluid, always cover the surrounding components when working on the master cylinder.
CAUTION! Disassembly, overhaul and reassembly of the brake master cylinder must be done in a spotlessly clean work area to avoid contamination and possible failure of the brake hydraulic system components.
On Daytona, Speed Triple and Sprint models, remove the seat cowling, and on Tiger models remove the right-hand side panel (see Chapter 7).
Place some rags around the master cylinder and prepare a small container to hold some brake fluid. Remove the reservoir cap, diaphragm plate and diaphragm (see illustrations).