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Clutch replacment for an 01 426, few questions

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I got a 426 friday(1-20-2006), and promptly took it to Windrock and tortured the poor beast. For those of you that don't know anout Windrock, it's a functioning mine with at least a hundred miles of roads/trails and 3000+ feet of elevation changes. Fun place, you can go for uber technical single track to wide open 5th gear mine roads in 5 mins, I was in heaven. We managed to find a trail that was satan incarnate, snot-like mud and downed trees. We had a helluva time going down the trail and had to turn around when a large oak(at least 36" diameter) blocked the path. Going up the trail was a lesson in clutch slipping and holding on to a bucking and roosting machine. I broke my decompression lever...lol....that was fun to work around. I noticed the slip when we found a wide open road(for those massive earth movers, easily 50 feet wide and smooth as could be) and began the hooligan game of "let's pin the throttle in top gear". I was chasing a KTM 525 and not doing bad, just that 4th and 5th would sometimes rev much faster than normal. No way I was going to look behind me at those speeds to see if I was just losing traction.

Anyway, I noticed that in 4th and 5th I would get some clutch slip, or what may be bent forks in the trans. I'm leaning towards slip in the clutch as I get no surge or indication of gear hopping. My bike does not live with me, I leave it at a friends garage that's about 40 minutes away, so I can't just pop over and piddle. I will check the clutch cable first off, it was dis/engaging quickly in the stroke, that might be the only issue(gawd I hope it is).

Now lets pretend the clutch is slipping. Can I order a "clutch pack" or something of that nature from Yamaha , depend on a dealer to send me home with the right parts or do I need to tear it down and have an eyeball on the situation? Anything less than 200 bucks is fairgame, above that I'll have to KNOW what I need to do some budgeting.

Some rough numbers on a:

1:Clutch rebuild

2:Transmission problem with 4th and 5th(please no, oh please!)

BTW, this bike is too much fun. Makes a barrel of monkeys seem like doing quadratic equations. Roll on 3rd gear wheelies had me giggling like an idiot.

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Clutch plates and new springs from Yamaha will run you $81.

As far as the tranny problem that would be difficult to guess at until you know what parts may be needed.

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Thanks! 81 bucks is not too bad. My hope is the clutch cable needs a little more slack. I really REALLY do not want to open the case up, I'm mechanically inclined but impatient as hell.

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had the samething happen to me after some nasty single track, could smell burning oil from the clutch i took the clutch apart and removed the glaze from the discs and plates with sand paper and it has worked well even after some really nasty single track.

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had the samething happen to me after some nasty single track, could smell burning oil from the clutch i took the clutch apart and removed the glaze from the discs and plates with sand paper and it has worked well even after some really nasty single track.

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VI,

I have set of '02 426 clutch plates and Hinson springs(4 rides) I am not going to use. All are in excellent shape but are very lightly used, being 100% honest to you. If you want them their yours, just P.M. me and I'll send them to you, no catches.

Bill

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Invest in a clymer manual/shop manual and a micrometer,measure plates & friction disc,tell immediatly what needs help,check clutch spring free length while your at it.,small investment big return. :thumbsup:

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VI,

I have set of '02 426 clutch plates and Hinson springs(4 rides) I am not going to use. All are in excellent shape but are very lightly used, being 100% honest to you. If you want them their yours, just P.M. me and I'll send them to you, no catches.

Bill

Wow, thats damn cool of ya. I hope I don't need em, but if I do I'll for sure zap a pm your way.

thumper victim-

I have a clymer manual on the way, my dad taught me to always get my grubby mitts on a decent manual as one of the first steps in proper vehicle maintainence. He's gone now, but I think the 426 would make him smile. He loved the old Huskies, and had a rip-snorting Honda that I wasn't allowed on.

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