Clutch Slip on 99WR400
Posted January 24, 2002 - 10:22 PM
my bike has maybe 70hrs on it and the clutch started slipping slightly. I purchased new fibers which are Barnetts. Interestingly, the brand new fibers were slighly thinner than the stock ones I pulled. As I dis-assembled the stock clutch, I was amazed at how mint it was. (practically brand new) Having spent the $80.00 on the new ones, I put them in just for giggles thinking the stock ones may have been glazed. End result, the clutch still seems to slip. I'm thinking new springs also but I'm still amazed/confused over the pristine condition the old clutch was in.
Posted January 24, 2002 - 11:22 AM
Ive bought my 99 WR brand new and the clutch has never slipped, not once. And I have at least over 200 hours on it.
Changing to heavier springs might be a good idea. You might have a slightly heavier clutch pull, but oh well.
Posted January 25, 2002 - 04:04 AM
Back to the clutch slipping. If the play is correct in the lever, the cable is clean and lubed, fiber plates are new, and it still slips then you are down to either the springs, or the pressure plate. You might want to try measuring the metal plates to see if they are with in specs. Personally I would trash the Barnett fiber plates and get some stock plates. That is how I had the conversation about stock is best , right after I had the conversation about how to get broken plate shrapnel (Barnett) out of my motor.
Posted January 25, 2002 - 07:18 AM
New springs are always a good idea and I have also heard that stock plates are best.
Posted January 26, 2002 - 10:45 PM