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  1. Gandoolf

    Unusual clutch problem

    I've had this '84 xr350 for over a year now and I still haven't ridden it. I've had a myriad of issues with it and after I've fixed the clutch I think it'll be in riding condition. This bike has had a rough life and the people who have worked on it haven't exactly been kind to it, or maybe they just had no idea what they were doing. The issues with the clutch have been there the whole time I've owned it. At first the clutch was extremely difficult to pull in, it wouldn't budge after the free play in the lever. I cleaned out the cable and still had the same issue. I drained the oil and took the case cover off and took a look at the basket, the plates were all stuck together and seem to be covered in a thick brown sludge, I carefully separated them using a flat aluminium bar. I took off the spring retainer and the springs and found that the inner part of the basket was fused to the outer part, I worked at them until they spun separately, they're still quite tough to spin though. I saw that the main nut holding the clutch assembly together has some dings in it and there's even a corner of it broken off. I don't have a 27mm socket so I can't take it off and fully disassemble the clutch right now. I put the springs back on and tightened them down with the retainer and noticed that if it's all snugged up the springs are almost completely compressed and once I replaced the side cover there was freeplay through the whole clutch until the end where it's really hard to pull and only has a tiny bit of movement and the clutch wouldn't engage. I took it all apart again and loosened the spring retainer so the springs weren't so compressed and put it back together, the clutch felt far better, like a normal clutch, it still didn't engage though. I'm at a bit of a loss. Do I have the wrong springs in there? maybe there are supposed to be spacers so the bolts don't clamp the springs down as far? Has anyone else had similar issues?
  2. DIRTrider199

    Hard shift

    I have a 2011 ttr110. I installed EBC stiffer clutch springs with new clutch pads. It was very noticeably harder to shift after sold the bike right after almost. Bought back and it is extremely hard to shift up now. What could this be. Due to the stiffer Springs Maybe?? It will shift fine if you Redline it and then shift. Shifts down no problem.
  3. Evening Y'all, I just picked up my dream bike, a 2017 CRF 450R right after graduating college in May 2018. I sold my last bike (2009 KX 450f) during Junior year of college due to not having any time to ride. This is going to sound crazy to you guys... ready? I have never once touched the suspension on any bike I've owned. I have never set my sag, played with my fork settings, spring type, oil levels, anything of that nature. I have owned over 6 bikes throughout my 22 years, (CRF 80, CRF 100, CRF 150f e-start , 04 KTM sx 125, 09 Kx 250f, 09 Crf 450r, 2008 KTM XC 250, 09 KX 450, in that order....... --> and now finally my baby, the 2017 CRF 450r. I have raced TORCS / WORCS growing up, and now mainly rip Idaho single track, some sandy desert, and motocross tracks. 70% / Offroad 20 % Moto / 10% f***** around finding jumps and corners in the desert. I am 220lbs and the stock settings truly don't feel bad or that "terrible" for my weight. Then again, I have no clue what tuned and set up suspension feels like for my weight and riding style / ability. I am an intermediate B class rider as well. I got my sag set by a shop in Boise, Idaho (Moto One, check em out if you're ever in the area) but that is as far as I have gone on the settings. What should I do? I have heard people say stiffer rear shock and front springs, and then tune them from there, some have said add some cc's of oil, and some said just mess with the stock stuff. There are no suspension companies local in Idaho I have found after researching (seriously LOL) and I am planning to send it off to a race shop anyways for the work (RaceTech, FC..) I don't want to start messing with my clickers and get the bike all funky from the get go, so please lend me a hand and let me know what you guys think is best for my riding style, and weight. I am 6'0 as well. I am open to trying clicker settings for the time being just to see what i can work with, but want some insight first. ***Anyone trying to bash on me for not doing suspension previously, I have not spent a ton of time wrenching on my bikes and am a pretty novice mechanic. Looking for helpful insight and info, it would be very appreciated! Thanks for reading -HP