Burned my Clutch in first Lap of Race


5 replies to this topic
  • Baycrosser

Posted September 26, 2004 - 08:23 PM

#1

In Saturdays Race in wet and muddy conditions my clutch totaly broke down on a slight uphil section.
Thought my tires spins withoput traction or got a flat .
But as far as I shifted up to 4th and still no traction I rcogniced what happend.
Man that sucks 5 month old and in the worst moment at the beginning of a 2 hour race that sh.... happend. :cry: :cry: :cry:


Just took it apart.
The clutch case is very "ruted" at the back.
Did you guys it is necesary to put a new clutch case in there too or just replace the steel and rubbing discs?? :cry: :cry:

  • SureBlue

Posted September 26, 2004 - 08:44 PM

#2

Sorry to hear, I never had clutch problems with my 426 or 450. Silly questions: did you have enough clutch freeplay? What oil do you use? Maybe you simply broke down your clutch, mine keeps a rattlin noise on high gear/low rpm's, but they say it's normal. Is it?

  • Baycrosser

Posted September 26, 2004 - 11:11 PM

#3

Yes think the freeplay was the prob. got very small one since the beginning.
BTW. Congrats to your fellow Countryman Simo Kirrsi for winning the Championchip Series yesterday. And a car worth 30k Euros
That was the series i was in too :cry:

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  • SureBlue

Posted September 27, 2004 - 10:25 AM

#4

Thanks Baycrosser, Simo is a talented guy, I did not know he had won the series, good for him. The prizes in MX (outside USA) are usually soooo modest, this was a good one. My friend has Simo's practice bike from 2003, 525 SX. It had black plastics when he ran KTM in Germany. :cry:

  • MxHuggy

Posted September 28, 2004 - 05:04 AM

#5

SureBlue,

FYI... The first place prize for winning an AMA National here in the states is only $1550 (US). These guys are making their money from the sponsors. I feel bad for some of the guys that are privateers and win very little if any money for a top 20 finish.

Cheers!

  • SureBlue

Posted September 28, 2004 - 09:57 AM

#6

Yes Huggy, I'm real pissed this sports is so overlooked compared with so many other sports where you easily become a millionaire if you are even a bit talented, say like golf, hockey, basketball, football... shall I go on? :cry: :cry:





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