clutch problem xr 600

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  • dan3084

Posted March 06, 2006 - 09:33 PM


I recently purchased a 91 xr 600 r with a barnett clutch in it. I roadd it about 120 miles over a couple of weekends and everything was fine, then last weekend i took it out and raod about 15 miles when I noticed that the cluth was slipping when I would go up hill. My first thought was to check the adjusment and it was very loose so I adjusted it but it didn't change anything. I took the clutch all apart and inspected every disk and the basket and everything was fine, but the last disk i pulled out was very burnt and it was stuck to the basket. I also noticed that they seemed to feel dry but the motor was full of oil. Anyone out there have an idea as to what the problem is or was?

  • cleonard

Posted March 06, 2006 - 09:49 PM


Was the clutch new? They do go bad. I replaced mine a few years ago, and I think it's starting to slip again. Time for another one.

Has anyone tried one of those Tusk brand that Rocky Mountain sells. At $39 ($45 with springs), it's very attractive.

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  • dan3084

Posted March 07, 2006 - 06:41 PM


yes the clutch was pretty new I would have to guess but it looks like it only hade about 500 miles on it

  • Blade Man

Posted March 07, 2006 - 07:08 PM


I would replace the clutch no matter.

Check the oil you are running. Not too much molly I hope.

Be carefull some oils will make your clutch slip. Get A Motorcycle 4-stroke specific oil to run weather racing or not.

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