Clutch problems

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Mon Jul 13 20:55:23 PDT 2009

look for steels very blue and warped or a shattered fiber plate
On Jul 13, 2009, at 8:48 PM, srobertson at wrote:

> 	I tried a slipper clutch for the first time this past race weekend.
> During practice on Saturday I started getting a lot of slippage under
> acceleration so I pulled the clutch apart and sure enough it wasn't
> getting enough oil and was smoking hot. I tried to modify the push rod
> with a dremel but I guess I didn't take off enough as the plates still
> weren't getting enough oil.
> 	So I reinstalled the stock clutch with a good set of fiber and steel
> plates. All seemed well on race day but by the end of the day all of
> the free play in the lever was gone and I was getting a very small
> amount of slippage. I checked the adjuster that is behind the
> countershaft sprocket cover and sure enough it was too tight. Now
> everything is adjusted properly and the feel at the lever is good,
> but..................the clutch no worky. If I start the motor and put
> it into 1st gear the rear wheel is pretty much getting full power (not
> just lightly spinning due to a little clutch drag or thick oil)
> 	Obviously I need to pull the cover and look at the plates but is
> there anything in particular I should be looking for or measuring?
> 	thanks!

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