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Clutch basket appears shot/notched.

Postby ICRage42 » 06:29 am Jun 28 2013

ok so I wound up getting a little time to work on bike some and found out some clues as to whats going on.

Basket is really notched I mean NOTCHED worse then any pics on the internet have shown and dont think I can file them back down.

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I was able to locate a used complete set on ebay for 40 that looks a helluva lot better and with minimal notchy can easily be filed. The hub also has some notches on it but I do believe I could save it. Not sure.

BUT WAIT THERES MORE rofl. When I first opened the clutch cover a piece fell to the ground.

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now looking at the clutch with everything out (basket) I dont see anything apparent or broken in fact bike shifts through all gears smooth (well when clutch was ok). Any idea where this piece came from? It looks as if someone did a bottom end at some time. I can see new gaskets and it looks pretty dam good in there. Could also be they didnt get everthing out with last problem?

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not sure if this looks bad or what.

First clutch for me so Im taking it slow. Took it even slower when I got it disassembled and when seen how bad just stood in a spot in garage and drank beer hahahaha :lol:

Any suggestions as to what to do possibly next?
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Re: Clutch basket appears shot/notched.

Postby Julien D » 06:53 am Jun 28 2013

Hub looks ok. Is that piece metal? Looks like a hunk of dried up sealer of some sort or something.
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Re: Clutch basket appears shot/notched.

Postby KarlP » 07:14 am Jun 28 2013

I have filed and used a basket that was notched that bad before. It is probably not a good idea, if you can get a better one.
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Postby scheckaet » 09:25 am Jun 28 2013

check the new thread in my sig, there is a section on how to remove notch. I've done it and it made a huge difference.
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Re: Clutch basket appears shot/notched.

Postby bufftester » 03:02 pm Jun 28 2013

That is probably the worst one I have ever seen. If you can find a replacement in better shape take it. By the time you file those down you're going to have a lot of slop and it will notch itself again fairly quickly. The hub doesn't look too bad though. I'm with Julien, that looks like a piece of sealer, is it metal? Or maybe you found the secret piece Kawi throws into every KDX to get the trademark rattling? lol :lol:
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Postby ICRage42 » 01:31 am Jun 29 2013

Well thhats just it for that piece ......its not metal. Its very hard like metal. Cant cut it and a bit of acid just made it cleaner. Im no Rocktologist :lol: it appears to have no defined edges. Uneducated guess is its a rock. Its not plastic or a hard material.

As for the basket. Im pretty sure it was shot so I did order a new one and the hub doesnt look bad.

Now as far as the rock. I dont know how its there. It definetly led to the clutch feeling weird. I see some weird scuff marks perhaps where the rock had got stuck in there. Possibly when I felt like I had NO clutch. Roadside repair with using old oil? I had drained and flushed it three times by this point and nothing ever in oil? Any way to possibly flush the crankcase out of some sorts? I dont have any leaks or cases problem to let an object enter?

I ordered the whole clutch off of ebay that is a thousand times better. Ill report back in this post once I get some parts and some more progress. Thanks again for your help so far!!!
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Re: Clutch basket appears shot/notched.

Postby Jason » 12:08 pm Jun 29 2013

bufftester wrote:That is probably the worst one I have ever seen. ...


Me too. Congratulaions. :mrgreen:

Good job on replacing it.
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Postby Slick_Nick » 01:25 pm Jun 30 2013

Check my rebuild thread. I filed mine and added oil relief holes to the fingers as well (do this to all my clutch baskets.) 150 Hours later and it still works great. And I ride the **** out of my bike!
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