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Roasted Clutch Plates

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Well, I rode my DR like it was a DRZ400 and toasted the clutch plates. Climbed a mountain and was rarely able to get it into first.

So, is this somthing I can do myself? I have the PDF manual with fuzzy pictures, and I can always stop by the local moto shop for advice.

Has anyone else replaced these and have any advice?

My mechanical background: I have replaced the stock rear spring with the Eibach, and adjusted my valve clearences.

And yes, I got a new CS 14t Spriket to help with situations I get in exploring. And bark-busters, and bash plate, and new oil-cooler guard, and ...

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If you are just doing plates it isn't too bad. Just take your time and keep things in order. Be sure to lube the plates good before installing or it won't work for a while and you'll think you put it together wrong. As long as you are inside it, make sure the hubs are smooth where the plates ride. Sand out as many groves you can.

Good luck

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Do a search in this forum,I changed mine a month or so ago,along with another user......

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