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Need 2nd Clutch in one Year

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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

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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.

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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?

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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:

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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

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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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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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