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A burnt clutch in a few hundred miles - how can that happen??

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Got a new clutch in my 650R in about October last year.

Since then did a few weekend rides - 40 - 50 km to get to dirt, then maybe 50 km in dirt (desert stuff) each time.

Plus occasional short street ride.

Bike was standing for 1 month during February while I was on holiday.

So that's maybe 4 months, total of maybe 400 - 500 km, half in dirt.

After this, my new clutch is slipping, I open it up and find its burnt out. What the heck! How can this happen?

Anyone ever burn a clutch after such a short time?

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Yikes. What kind of clutch did you put in? Honda? Or something else?

I ride my bike pretty much 5-7 days a week on and off road...I use my clutch A LOT, and it is finally shot after about 1.5 years of use!!! I don't race, but I'd like to think that I ride this thing fairly hard.

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It was OEM honda clutch, springs replaced.

A too-tight cable is the only thing I can think of - that I was riding with the clutch constantly partially-disengaged and maybe over-revving to compensate and didn't notice it.

Sounds weird but I can't think of any other way that a clutch could burn out so fast. lesson - keep some free play in the clutch cable!!

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Does this oil have friction modifiers?

Did you soak plates ?

Are plates properly criss crossed,steel/fiber/steel/fiber?

Does basket have notches that may hold up complete movement?

cable to tight?

I can't think of much else good luck.

PS

Check the end plate cap and that it is completly seated against the last plate. with good spring tension.

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