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Hello everyone.

(KX250F 2016)

My clutch basket has grooves, and I can't really judge if the plates are dead - so i will buy new plates. I will buy TUSK clutch plates with heavy duty springs.

But to be honest i can't really bother to file down the grooves on the basket, so I think im better of buying a new one.

 

Now for the question:

Which clutch basket should I put in (Cannot find an OEM).

Or would this be good enough? https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/895/35184/Pro-X-Clutch-Basket?v=12483

(If you know anything about this basket, or know a better one to an affordable price - please let me know) :-)

Thank you 

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Damn baller
Ill charge you half that to file it and be done in one hour.
You have probably watched hours of porn settin off rounds...go rub one out on your basket. Use oil for lube, buy the finest file. 1" wide, not smaller. And oil it up and rub circular.
Put off jackin off for a night and get to filin.
Unless your pockets are that fat...

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I guess I'm making it more technical and sensitive than it really is.. Hmm.. 

You gave me some courage and I'll try to file it down, and see if it'll run smoothly :thumbsup:

And I'm broke as hell :lol:, we teenagers just tend to find small scraps of money in the drawers :cool:

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Patience.

Im probably double your age and have been and still will do it like this.

If your grooves were that bad, it wouldnt work smoothly. Were talking thou of a mm here. Yes its many fingers. But one side should be worse. Dude, Ill take parts into school and just file or hand drill or whatever I can do quietly at my desk. The basket would be it. But I go to different classes than most do, so 1: pay attention in school

And 2: point being is its just time consuming slow hand work. But if youre consistent and patient and keep that file oiled, you will do a pro job.

Patience. Gentle. Slow. Youre not sanding wood.

Circles not back and forth or up and down.

See, my problem is Id rather look at porn than disassembled motor that need work!

Do the first one gently like a cloud. Let the weight of the file being the only weight pushing down from gravity. Your hands just circulate it. Like youre stirring creamer into coffee and youre not trying to spill any. Do one arm and judge. More time? More downwards pressure? The problem with you putting pressure is your hands force could be thou of mm different on each side. Thats why the 1" wide file so it sits flat.

Study your clutching technique and see if you need to change your method. And my suggestion, dont use synthetic oil.

Plates- steels, just put them on a mirror. If they sit flat theyre good. If its not FLAT, its trash. The fibers, either buy new just to have til next time and compare and if the used ones are too thin, put in the new ones. If you still got plenty of meat, leave em. And springs have a resistance you can test. And your cable, buy an insulin injector. Inject syringe full after syringe full of gasoline. While jacking off the cable. Then inject oil with that syringe, only one syringe, and jack off the cable.

I think it comes down to oil, and your clutch use method.

I use Rotella T 20w 50 by the way. In all my bikes. And the price decrease lets me do my oil changes sooner.

Edit: I never once in my life have bought a new basket. For my bikes nor for any of the racebikes I work on, where the owner would buy anything right away if he needed it. Nope. Leave me alone in the garage, its filin time. Theres racebikes Ill do this to not cause its super grooved up, just because Im already in there for something. And I want these joints FLAT. So , file, put oil on the file, and stir the coffee.

Youd be happier about doing it getting paid hourly. But doing it yourself...priceless

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Allrighty, so tomorrow is the day to file :-)

I will use an impact wrench to get the big nut out.. But how do I get it in again, without breaking anything? I don't have a strap wrench to hold the inner hub.

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Well spend $15 on the correct tool.
Hold it. Use Proper torque specs.
Spent this much time. Spent this much money. Might as well spend $15 and use the proper installation torque specs of the bolts in your motor.
1" finest file there is. 3 in 1 oil or similar to wet wile.
Only wet file. Circular

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i will sell you a brand new inner and outter basket for $100 if intrested.  But i wouold file the grooves atleast once

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2 hours ago, spin05 said:

i will sell you a brand new inner and outter basket for $100 if intrested.  But i wouold file the grooves atleast once

No thank you, I live in Denmark so the costs of shipping will probably cost a hell of a lot of money. 

And I'll go out in the garage in an hour or two to get the basket out so its ready to be filed. Just need to find where i can get that damn strap wrench :S

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Vice grip one steel plate and one fiber plate together and impact off the nut.
Torque wrench tighten


Do you just have the clutch cover off, or do you have the entire right side cover off? When I had to replace my timing chain, I had to remove the outer basket, I just wedged some copper between the basket sprocket and the crank gear and used my impact on the basket/trans nut. After relieving the key punch of course.

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I have the clutch cover off. But I'd rather spend a few bucks and do it the "right" way - pretty scared of breaking shit :-p and its always nice to get more tools ^_^

 

Annoys me that I cant find it on rockymountainatvmc, because im buying new clutch plates - and I'd rather not pay 2x shipping.. :-/

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I have the clutch cover off. But I'd rather spend a few bucks and do it the "right" way - pretty scared of breaking shit :-p and its always nice to get more tools
 
Annoys me that I cant find it on rockymountainatvmc, because im buying new clutch plates - and I'd rather not pay 2x shipping.. :-/


The right way is the best way! Hacking is still fun occasionally.

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28 minutes ago, Tribalsimba said:

 


The right way is the best way! Hacking is still fun occasionally.

 

Of course it is :-D But im still way to new in this mechanic-ish stuff, to have the guts to do anything :ride:

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That EBC Tool looks very nice! 

The tool won't scratch anything or mess something up right (edges digging into basket/hub)? As it probably is held with pretty high torque :o

 

But if it is all good, then ill for sure get that one.

One last question.. Which one will fit into a kx250f 2016 model? As I can see they have some sort of number

 https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=node%3D346333011&field-keywords=EBC+clutch+basket&rh=n%3A15684181%2Cn%3A346333011%2Ck%3AEBC+clutch+basket

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I am not filing it on the bike.

But I have written to EBC about which model I should get - And if they have a place in europe where they sell the product - VERY pricy to get it shipped from USA

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  1. Ive filed my sons kx65 and kx85 several times on the bike. Theres absolutly no reason to take it off unless your replacing it.  I cant speak for EBC clutch baskets if thats what your talking about.  But there clutch never worked right in my sons kx250f.   But do whatever you want its your money

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