Excessive clutch cable slack?

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  • PK

Posted March 25, 2005 - 06:15 AM


I picked up an 03 YZ450 the other day and was going through it yesterday and noticed that I can't adjust the clutch out anymore. I have all the slack adjusted out of the cable and at the perch but it's still not enough. I know the previous owner put in a Hinson clutch basket, a 426 clutch arm and an extra plate in the clutch to fix the chattering problem the 03's had. Is this why I can't adjust the slack out of the clutch? I was thinking of either cutting off the arm and welding it back on where there is more throw on the cltuch arm or buying a hydraulic clutch. Is there another fix for this? I haven't looked to see the condition of the clutch plates but even if they were worn out, there still shouldn't be this much slack.


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  • YZDAD1

Posted March 25, 2005 - 06:18 AM


Check it for an aftermarket replacement clutch cable. Sometimes they are too "universal" or mismarked/packaged. I had the same problem with our '03, bought the OEM Yamaha cable, problem solved. :)

  • PK

Posted March 25, 2005 - 07:58 AM


It does have a motion pro clutch cable on it. I didn't think of that, good call. I'll pick up a Yamaha one today and see if that helps.

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