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95 king quad 300 clutch question?


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Hi All

I hate to ask a really stupid question but I've done all sorts of google searches and can't find any rock solid answer to my question.

I realize my 95 model king quad has two different "clutch" units on it. One consist of several plates of fiber discs mixed with steel plates whereas the other clutch is a centrifical clutch that uses springs and weights to engage and disengage. My question is, what is the purpose of each of these? I sorta understand the spring and weights clutch but haven't the foggiest idea of what the other one does with the stack of fiber discs and plates. If you can explain this it would be great.



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The two of them combine to make a semi-auto, with the centrifugal clutch taking the place of a hand lever operated manual clutch and simply engages based on RPMs. The stack of steel discs and pressure plates is the same in manual and semi-auto. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but this is how I understand it.

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So I'm assuming then, that if the quad seems a little sluggish to start off, like the clutch is slipping that its the centrifugal clutch that needs replacing? Can you just replace the weights and springs like on other quads or do you have to purchase the whole clutch as an assembly?


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