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Clutch needs to be rebuild? HELP!

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I was riding alone and I got my big bad XR tangled in some (ok, a whole lot) of barbed wire about 3 miles from the car. To make a long story short, the tangle made the chain really tight, I used some primitive tools to free it up it (pliers, a stick and a rock). Once free, I hit the gas, popped the clutch and SQUEEEEK...off like a rocket! I was desperate to get out so I limped back to the car.

Since then, I have changed the oil.

NOW, when I am really using the low end torque, I get an odd vibration and shuttering sound, like the plates are slipping. Plus, there is a "friction smell", like melting stuff. :banghead::banghead:

Any suggestions on what that might be? Dammaged clutch plates?

What brand plates should I buy to replace them? Any suggestions?

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Did you immediately realize you had gotten into the wire and stop to pick it out? Was the clutch ok before then?

Kinda sounds like you may still have a piece stuck somewhere. I'd look behind the front sprocket, as stuff can get wrapped around back there and not be obvious.

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Between cutting and unwrapping, I got all of the barbedwire out.

The problem is definately coming from inside the case. My guess is that since the chain was really tight, there was a lot of tension to overcome and the clutch plates overheated and started to wear heavily. Now, 3 rides later, normal riding is taking it's toll on the already worn out clutch plates.

any advice on who makes a good after market clutch plate setup? I was looking at the TUSK package complete with new springs.

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It sounds like the kanootin valve. Ben The clutch was working well enough to get you into the crash position Sunday. How is the arm? :banghead:

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