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Old 06-30-2013, 10:42 AM
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Default 95 rm125 clutch basket? how bad is mine? what can i do?

so i have 1995 rm125 that i recently got real cheap. it runs good and starts right up. but since i got it the clutch hasnt been good at all. when i have clutch pulled all the way in and try to put it in gear it jumps forward and dies so i have to give it alot fo gas trying to get it into gear. also when i start the clutch is slipping alot. i have to have it about 3/4 thorttle and ride the clutch fro about 20ft to get it going. (it is not because i dont know how to ride i have been riding for about 7 years and have owned a few different bikes.) and last i have to have it in nuetral to start the bike because if it is in gear it will jump forward when i kick it.

so i pulled the clutch cover off expecting to have worn clutch plates and i dont know if my clutch basket is bad.

all the bikes i have had i have gotton rid of before clutch problems but i really liked this bike and i kept it and now im kinda stcuk with it now.

i am not firmiliar with clutch baskets. i have done some reasearch and their are so many different opinions out their . i dont have the money to replace a clutch basket right now so what are my options. i have heard about shaving down the ridges but that seems kinda sketchy. or is mine still ok. i have no idea?

any info on my clutch will help. ive never delt with clutches. thanks

p.s. ive attatched a pic of my baske tin a file
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:10 AM
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From what you described and the photo, the clutch is dragging because the basket is notched and It's slipping because the clutch fiber plates are worn.

You need an outer basket and clutch plates. I would replace the inner basket too.

I have tried filing notches down and it didn't work for me. If it were me, given a limited budget, I would go to partzilla and price an oem basket. Then to rockymoutain and price tusk clutch plates. Then I would start saving my pennies and doing odd jobs for extra money.

Good luck!
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:33 AM
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I also have the same year RM and my clutch is starting to go too I think, top end rebuild time is here so I'm going to be checking out mine when it's in bits. The advice I can offer is not so file the notches, that can just cause damage to the fibre plates
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So does anyone think that I will be able to get away with just doing the plates and not changing the basket until I get the money for te basket
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:42 PM
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No the basket is toast. You could file it, but it will not last. It needs to be replaced.

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Wow. That basket is wasted. If you file it it'll give you some time to find a new one.
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ok so i think i am goign to try to file this down just to last me till i can get some money to buy another basket. is their any tips for filing this down? any way to go about it. also i have heard that it can be very bad if to much has been filed off? what could happen?
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:15 PM
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also i have heard that it can be very bad if to much has been filed off? what could happen?
Your basket will grenade


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Old 06-30-2013, 07:46 PM
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baskets trash get new plates. make sure u get all those pieces out. u dont want that floating around n there. try ebay for parts.
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