'03 WR450F Clutch Failure
Posted November 07, 2003 - 10:37 AM
Posted November 10, 2003 - 09:50 AM
Sometimes the fibers will swell too.
Why were you abusing your clutch?
4 strokes like ours bathe the clutch in the motor oil and and therfore the clutch will not take much abuse before it overheats. The burned clutch material is circulating around your motor too.
My 2 cents worth- don't ride it like a 2 stroke or you'll go through cluches like crazy. Plus you'll take out the top end before long too!
I hardly ever use my clutch except to get moving from standstill. I NEVER fan or ride the clutch.
Even the magazine articles will tell you that our bikes are faster using the entire powerband and riding in the right gear with the right gear selection than by slipping the clutch.
PS I would change the oil and filter right away as the burned clutch fibers make your oil acidic and abraisive,and will accelerate wear to the engine components.
Use the tranny leave the poor clutch alone and let that big flywheel do the work.
Our wr450 flywheels are so heavy that if you stab the clutch while wide open in a taller gear the tire won't slip but the clutch will!!
Posted November 10, 2003 - 04:30 PM