s.o.s - clutch prob.

33 replies to this topic
  • gal

Posted April 10, 2002 - 07:12 AM


i just opened my clutch basket to replace it with the p.e billet basket and found out that one of the springs under the clutch basket are broken in the end of it. what can i do ? please hurry as i left the cltch open ....

  • gal

Posted April 10, 2002 - 07:19 AM


i mean one of the springs is broken in its edge,about 2mm-3mm from the edge. where can i find a new spring? or can i fix it somehow?

  • John_Lorenz

Posted April 10, 2002 - 07:45 AM


Tough one, Have you called around the local shops for a replacment in stock.

If they have it I would say replace it, if they dont have one and need to order, maybe this would help

Depending on where the spring broke (you say 2 - 3 mm)
then go to your local Hardware Shop / Automotivr, find a hardened washer about that thick to replace the broken piece.

Also It is a Suggestion not meaning you would do it.

I personally would get a new one and wait if I had too

[ April 10, 2002: Message edited by: EgoAhole ]

  • Hootna

Posted April 10, 2002 - 08:08 AM


Yes you could put a spacer for a quick fix, but I wouldnt do it with your new basket. If it jacks up it would be much better to screw up the old clutch basket. You could remove 3 of the springs, I am pretty sure there are 6 making only 3 but the clutch would probably slip.

You know it is much better to wait until you get a new spring, while your at it order all new springs since the one that broke and the rest of the existing are all crapped out. Also if you spent the money on a new basket you should just replace the plates as well. I mean a new basket with old plates, old springs and (1) new spring just sounds a little hokie to me.

Good Luck!!

  • Hootna

Posted April 10, 2002 - 08:12 AM


Were there any pieces missing? That could do some real damage if it gets caught behind the basket etc. or in between the plates. I would change the oil and check everything in and around the basket for any wear. Even a small piece of metal could cause a huge headache and a lot of money.

  • gal

Posted April 10, 2002 - 08:35 AM


hoonta, nothing missing and its the springs behind the basket, i looked at the partsfish and they sell the whole basket together, i didnt c that i could buy only one spring, where can i get only the springs?

  • Shawn_Mc

Posted April 10, 2002 - 08:45 AM


Unfortunatley your going to have to buy a new drive cushion. Thats the part with the springs. I dont think you can buy just the springs, and if you could, you would have to separate the pieces that are riveted together I think. You can look the parts up on Partsfish at www.powersportspro.com/partsfish/login.asp

good luck

  • gal

Posted April 10, 2002 - 08:58 AM


dont u think i can find a spring in a springs shop anywhere ? is it a special spring that i need or i can do with same size spring from somewhere else?

  • John_Lorenz

Posted April 10, 2002 - 08:59 AM


Them Bastar(*&(&rdddds :)

  • Glen_T

Posted April 10, 2002 - 09:45 PM


I believe Shawn is right. You'll probably be stuck buying a new Yamaha part. You should think about returning the PE unit and updating to a 2001 Yammy clutch basket. That way you get a better basket (maybe not beter than the PE unit, but it is complete) than the 2000 unit. I had Yamaha warranty my basket and I've had no problems (with the basket) since. Also none of the grabbiness that the old basket had. Good luck!

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  • Hootna

Posted April 10, 2002 - 09:51 PM



You have an engine that is spinning at high RPMs and that is not a good thing to be playing with untested parts. I am sure that you could find a spring somewhere that would probably work, but if that spring for some reason fails it will send pieces through your engine destroying your clutch basket, case, seals etc. I dont know where you are going to find the parts you need in Israel as motorcycle shops may not be as plentiful but if you go to Yamaha of Troy they have a parts schematic.

Heres is a link to a 2000 clutch assembly:

Find the part you need and order it. I am sure you could have it there in a week.

  • gal

Posted April 10, 2002 - 09:53 PM


you cant be serious friends, there must be a way to get a new spring somewhere...
its not a part that made only for yamaha clutch,
anyway can i weld it or stretch it if i wont be able to find a new one?
what can be the cause for the broken spring? it seems like a very strong one...

  • John_Lorenz

Posted April 10, 2002 - 09:57 PM



Its broke its broke

Eh GAD gal

Stop Please your killing me

Listen to Hootna and Shawn
Oh Myyyy Goooooood
Did I just say that :)

Glenn hit it on the nose, Take it bake and update to an 01

  • Glen_T

Posted April 10, 2002 - 09:58 PM


Sorry about the bad news. Hootna is right. I know it's not what you want to hear, but better to take care of it now the right way, than go with some questionable fix that may cost you big$$$$$$$ later.

  • gal

Posted April 10, 2002 - 10:01 AM


shawn, i already separated the two parts that riveted togehter, thats how i found out that one of the springs is broken . i did it to install a new performance engineering billet basket that comes with bolts instead of the rivets... so its open now , i just need a new spring or if u guys tell me that its all right ill weld it...

  • gal

Posted April 10, 2002 - 10:04 AM


do u think that a ktm300 uses the same springs? i have a friend with an old ktm basket and i can use his springs....
i want to be sure before ill open it.

  • John_Lorenz

Posted April 10, 2002 - 10:33 AM


Dont even think about it. Unless you find someone with a YZ basket never mix and match.

Never look for a quick fis Gal, These bikes can cost alot if you do it wrong. Thats just the game we choose to play........

Do this right or you will pay later

  • Hootna

Posted April 10, 2002 - 10:39 AM



Welder??? KTM??? WHAT are you trying to do???

Why are you in such a hurry? Patience will reward you with a bike that runs. At the rate you are going you are going to destroy your bike and could possibly hurt yourself in the process.

Well I wish you the best of luck :)

  • John_Lorenz

Posted April 10, 2002 - 10:43 AM


Ditto on Hootna

This reminds me of Kung Foo
Try to snatch the clutch spring out of my hand

But Why master when I can get one from the ground in a junk pile

Ahh Foolish Grass hopper becouse you neva know what evil can come with mix and match

  • mxcowboy

Posted April 10, 2002 - 11:27 AM


I had the bolt back out on my hinson basket because the previous owner must not have used enough lock-tite and did a number on my gears in the left side cover.
I called hinson and of course he sold me a new basket but I told him that the springs and the retainer was gone and he gave me new springs and retainer with the new basket, The only thing I had to use was the gear and it was ok.
What I'm getting at is call PE and see if they have any springs so you don't have to buy a new basket, Like I thought I was going to have to do.
Hinson has a heavy duty retainer that they use with their baskets or you can use the stock one.
good luck

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