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Old 04-25-2005, 10:53 AM
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Question KX500 CLUTCH

Just started having problems with my clutch. I kick the bike up, pull the clutch in, put it into 1st gear and as soon as I put it in gear it starts to `creep`(start moving forward). And and if I dont give it gas it will stall.

I`ve tried adjusting it at the lever, when I adjust it out, its fine it dont creep when put in gear it just rides like hell!! so that dont work.

I hav`nt long bought the bike so I dont know how long the clutch has been in there and I`m guessing it stock!

Could it be my plates could do with a change???

If this has happened to you/or you know what the crack is, please let me know
Thanks in advance!!!

HAPPY RIDIN`
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:54 PM
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Default Re: KX500 CLUTCH

when was the last time you changed your oil?
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Old 05-07-2005, 10:36 PM
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If changing the oil doesn't help, you will probably need to replace your fiber clutch plates. Make sure you buy OEM fiber plates from Kawi and get some steel plates from Moose Racing. Use a good synthetic gear lube like klotz flex drive 30 or motul and your clutch problems will be over for a good long time. I'm going on my 7th season on the same clutch plates ect. All of the after market clutch kits contain fiber plates that are inferior to the stock oem fiber plates. The steel plates from moose racing are among the best and help prolong the life of the clutch. It also adds more feel and fights clutch fade!
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Old 05-08-2005, 01:32 AM
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At last!! someone replyed.................lol

I change the oil regular now I know how much to put back in. I`ve changed the oil during this has been happening and its still the same. I`ve adjusted the clutch lever adjuster and it`s a bit better, it wont stall so easy now

I think i`ll take your advice and buy new plates soon, all this stalling and kicking the beast back up is taking its toll on my right leg lol

Thanks for the info lads!!!!

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Old 05-12-2005, 04:53 PM
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The clutch lever should have just a few mm of free play, typicaly, just enough so that you can fit a nickel in the gap between the front of the lever and the perch.

Dragging is typicaly due to warped plates and/or groved clutch basket. If/when you take the clutch apart, you can check the plates for warpage against a flat surface and check the basket fingers (both inner and outter) for groves or notches. If you find any either file/polish them smooth or get new parts. If you go new, i'd reccomedn hinson or similar.

good luck

josh
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Old 09-29-2005, 10:20 AM
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Richie My bike did the same thing. I replaced my clutch and it was cured. I found my clucth kit on EBAY for like 30 to 40 bucks. And for a K5 go with steel plates. BTW try this site [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
OOPS i just read Croggs reply you cant beat advice from someone with the same bike.

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Old 09-29-2005, 10:40 AM
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Default Re: KX500 CLUTCH

Cheers Rowdy!

Till this day I still have the same problem, it dont bother me so much now, where as before I had a habit of stalling it everywhere...not anymore lol

Anyway, my motor will be going in for a complete over-haul in near future and I`ll get all work like that done

Maybe put a gnarly pipe and new reeds for next time, put a couple hours on it then its going for CR250
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