Need 2nd Clutch in one Year


13 replies to this topic
  • Baycrosser

Posted March 31, 2005 - 08:51 PM

#1

Howdy,
I got a 2004 YZ450F and now need my second Clutch since it was new.
The first one totaly burned out during a race and now the second one seems to be totaly weared out because the shifter at the Motor is all open and can`t any more adjusted.
Is that Normal or what did I wrong??
I change Oil every 3 hours and I use 10W40 non syntetic oil
Of course I use the clutch out of corners but :naughty: :naughty:
Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Uwe

  • PK

Posted April 01, 2005 - 06:48 AM

#2

If you abuse a clutch all in a 450, it will go away real quick. So if you have any 2 stroke clutch tendencies like slipping the clutch, it may be your answer.

  • Ga426owner

Posted April 01, 2005 - 07:01 AM

#3

Howdy,
I got a 2004 YZ450F and now need my second Clutch since it was new.
The first one totaly burned out during a race and now the second one seems to be totaly weared out because the shifter at the Motor is all open and can`t any more adjusted.
Is that Normal or what did I wrong??
I change Oil every 3 hours and I use 10W40 non syntetic oil
Of course I use the clutch out of corners but :naughty: :naughty:
Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Uwe


If this is the case you use your clutch way too much.....like a 2smoke - Most of us only use the clutch for starts and corner stability/speed - I have had 6 of these blue bikes - they shift just fine w/o using the damn clutch....
Go buy a complete Hinson - that is the most durable clutch to own for hard use or any use period.
Also maybe you are trying to roost every corner - by heavily clutching/popping it out at the end of the apex - this will kill a clutch in a 4stroke - looks cool though eh?

  • Chipstien

Posted April 01, 2005 - 07:09 AM

#4

Quit feathering the clutch. A 4 stroke will not last long when feathered. And make sure you are using steel clutch plates.... they hold up to abuse better then aluminum. :naughty:

  • John_Lorenz

Posted April 01, 2005 - 07:25 AM

#5

Howdy,
Of course I use the clutch out of corners but :naughty: :naughty:
Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Uwe


Ya dont do that, learn to ride the thumper like a thumper not a 2 stroke

  • mkporn

Posted April 01, 2005 - 08:14 AM

#6

Put it in gear and leave the clutch alone. :naughty:

  • adaguy

Posted April 01, 2005 - 10:04 AM

#7

You mentioned that you use 10-40w but didn't mention what brand. Make sure that your oil doesn't have the "energy conserving" stamp on the back. If it does this is your problem.

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  • John_Lorenz

Posted April 01, 2005 - 10:43 AM

#8

You mentioned that you use 10-40w but didn't mention what brand. Make sure that your oil doesn't have the "energy conserving" stamp on the back. If it does this is your problem.



I use Castro ActEvo 10-40 Synth, running a Rekluse Zstart clutch as well and works just fine

  • GENE426

Posted April 01, 2005 - 10:54 AM

#9

Hell I Use The Clutch And No Problem Yet But I Dont Ride It Like A 2 Smoker
Also How Much Do You Weigh That Will Make A Diff Plus If Your In Sand And Mud The Clutch Is Used Alot More In Corners

  • 226DAD

Posted April 01, 2005 - 11:04 AM

#10

I got a 05 that has had 2 clutches in 4 months.

  • moto2000

Posted April 01, 2005 - 11:25 AM

#11

Still have the original plates in my 2000 (other than the update parts). I think I slip the clutch out of corners quite a bit trying to pull a taller gear.

I dunno :naughty: must be a fine line between use and abuse.

  • 97zjguy

Posted April 01, 2005 - 06:15 PM

#12

check your adjustment. you should have an 1/8 inch play at the perch. that means there is an 1/8 inch between the lever and the perch. if it is adjusted to tight, our clutch could be slipping the whole time your riding. LOL

  • Baycrosser

Posted April 01, 2005 - 10:09 PM

#13

Thanks Guys for the posts.
My Weight is about 90KG at 6`2``
For the mention using Steel Plates instead Aluminum, i heard yesterday the opposite side from a Pro Racer.
He told me using Aluminum Plates and 1 set more than usual and since than he never need a clutch change again :naughty: :naughty:
Maybe that works.

  • Blue ARC

Posted April 02, 2005 - 09:27 AM

#14

It just sounds like you abuse your clutch or use it like a two stroke. Most of my buddies have never changed their clutch on the their 4 strokes, let alone change it twice in a year. They race too. I use mine to shift but not to slip. That will eat it up.





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