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Clutch Replacement Tips

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Anything tricky I should be aware of when changing the steel/ friction plates? The only thing I'm really worried about is the clutch cable. Do I have to loosen it before I change the plates, or leave it as is and then adjust it after I put the new plates in? :thumbsup:

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I'm ready to do mine also, is it as simple as it seems.....

I bought a clutch holding tool, is that all I'll need....

Never been in there :thumbsup:

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On sportbikes you have to soak the plates in oil first or they wear quickly. Sorry, that's all I got.

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Anything tricky I should be aware of when changing the steel/ friction plates? The only thing I'm really worried about is the clutch cable. Do I have to loosen it before I change the plates, or leave it as is and then adjust it after I put the new plates in? :crazy:

Just loosen it off if you are just going to change the plates.

Put them back in the same order they came out!

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On sportbikes you have to soak the plates in oil first or they wear quickly. Sorry, that's all I got.

Yes, soak the new friction plates in oil, overnight. Or they have a very hard time disengaging when you pull the clutch lever in.

Make sure to loosen and re-tighten the pressure plate bolts in the cross star pattern. And dont forget to re adjust the cable tension after you're done.

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I have a tip!!!

Use a torque wrench on the bolts/springs for the pressure plate. :crazy: I broke a bolt off and am waiting on a new inner hub $60 :ride:

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While your in there measure your springs and see if they are near the limit.....or just order new yamaha springs to be safe....I think they are only a couple bucks each. Don't put in aftermarket springs.

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I ordered the friction plates and there are 2 different part numbers for the stock clutch? Does this sound right...?

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Oh Good! Its actually the clutch plates, 3 one type, 4 another. 2005 Wr450

The manual states moving the thin friction plates to the outside, does this buy you some more time on a worn clutch?

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