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how bad is this? clutch basket damage

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i know its not good thats for sure but i have been riding many hours on this motor and havent noticed as much as a hiccup and only slight (normal ammount) of metal debris in the filter. its kind of a pisser i think im gonna have to replace this soon.

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i know its not good thats for sure but i have been riding many hours on this motor and havent noticed as much as a hiccup and only slight (normal ammount) of metal debris in the filter. its kind of a pisser i think im gonna have to replace this soon.

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Hmmm, that piece has to be in there somewhere....ouch!

Well, unless it was never there....Hmmmmm, I hate these predicaments :thumbsup:

Let us know what happens

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You're looking at a broken clutch basket.

Look at the finger that's at about 11 o'clock. The left side of that finger broke off.

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oh snap. lol i wasnt looking taht hard. but yeah you may want to be careful bro. that cant be good to have that little sucker floating around in there

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Oh shit son... yeah, I wouldn't think it would make that much of a difference... I mean obviously its not good to have that metal piece floating around, but once you get it out of there, shouldn't make much difference to the performance?

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To have several hours on the bike the basket looks good, other than the broken finger. Usually the basket will show signs of notching, but yours looks good. I would be concerned about the clutch catching on the broken piece. If the clutch is engaging and disengaging properly I wouldn't worry about it (other than looking for and removing the broken piece).

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You should be fine. Just make sure you pull out the big chunks if you can find them. I had an older bike where the entire flange was missing and never had a problem. Just last week I had to replace my clutch boss on my newer bike because the previous owner broke off a spring bolt mount. And it never had a problem either.

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