Quantcast
Jump to content

  • Do you own an ATV or UTV? Join our Forum!

    Join QUADCRAZY ATV Forum today for FREE! We keep these forums clean and user friendly. All first posters will have to wait to have their content reviewed and approved. Once your first post is approved, you will no longer need to got through an approval process. To gain immediate approval and a NO ADS experience, consider subsribing to our Premium Membership.

Diagnose my problem please!


kfx450r
 Share

Recommended Posts

Well, i'll start by listing a few experiences. Went to ride at a friends house..the bike was ran hard, and it was letting off a weird smell when it stopped, my friends dad said it smelled like asbestos or w/e and it was either the clutch or the breaks.

The next day I hit another riding spot, was dragging and my bike seemed to lose power and just stopped when i shifted from 3rd to 4th, but i went to drag just fine the rest of the day.

Soo could my clutch be slipping or something? And what in the world is that smell.. Also my bike seems to get stuck in neutral ALL the time..never when its not running but when im just riding and go from 1st to 2nd it always gets stuck in neutral..like to click to neutral u have to pull the shifter lever all the way up unlike all the other gears where its in the middle.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm thinking clutch, what on earth did you do? I've run mine hard for over a year and not a single problem.

..I ride hard :wink:

No but seriously lol i have no idea wtf I did..but i think your right..the clutch could be burning up even tho i have no idea what that means..but it could also be the break..Im not letting that go but i would think its the clutch.. Hows your neutral bot? do you often hit neutral going from 1st to 2nd?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i dont see how u would burn a new quads clutch unless you were riding the clutch or u had the clutch cable adjusted to tight, make sure u have a little play on the clutch arm on the motor, like 1/4 of in inch is ok. if u have no freeplay in the cable that would cause the prussure plate NOT to close all the way causing the clutch plates to slip. that smale was your friction plates. i dont see the basket being grooved because u just got your quad so the basket shuld be fine but i would check it anway just to make sure it aint.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i dont see how u would burn a new quads clutch unless you were riding the clutch or u had the clutch cable adjusted to tight, make sure u have a little play on the clutch arm on the motor, like 1/4 of in inch is ok. if u have no freeplay in the cable that would cause the prussure plate NOT to close all the way causing the clutch plates to slip. that smale was your friction plates. i dont see the basket being grooved because u just got your quad so the basket shuld be fine but i would check it anway just to make sure it aint.

Ok, thanks for all the posts but im so confused..so what do you guys suggest I adjust to fix the problem? Or what should I do

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, i'll start by listing a few experiences. Went to ride at a friends house..the bike was ran hard, and it was letting off a weird smell when it stopped, my friends dad said it smelled like asbestos or w/e and it was either the clutch or the breaks.

The next day I hit another riding spot, was dragging and my bike seemed to lose power and just stopped when i shifted from 3rd to 4th, but i went to drag just fine the rest of the day.

Soo could my clutch be slipping or something? And what in the world is that smell.. Also my bike seems to get stuck in neutral ALL the time..never when its not running but when im just riding and go from 1st to 2nd it always gets stuck in neutral..like to click to neutral u have to pull the shifter lever all the way up unlike all the other gears where its in the middle.

geez and i thought i was a quad killer:rolleyes:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

it mustve been installed incorrectly or a defect in the part. because ur stock clutch should last a couple years at the least. i would make them cover it.

I talked to the dealer they said its not covered by warranty..to replace it that is..and i think it kinda is my fault..I mean I never RIDE the clutch but i do ride it to take off..which usually lasts a few seconds..which ive heard is too long..and i ride the clutch all the way into my truck to load it so ..Im just ordering a new clutch for it, friends gonna help me put it in along with my pipe and jets etc. and I'll change my riding habits. Can anyone recommend a good clutch kit for me to buy?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Try sending an Email to Honda. Your dealer won't help.

Thats alot of hassle tho, and they clearly said the warranty wouldnt cover to replace it..and sounds kinda believable because the clutch going out is due to mostly the rider..I guess i just F'd up. Imma just get a good heavy duty clutch kit now since it isnt that expensive..and my friend can install it. Even if the dealer did replace mine..warranty doesnt cover the labor..here atleast, and tis 70$ an hour, so why go back to stock replacement?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thats alot of hassle tho, and they clearly said the warranty wouldnt cover to replace it..and sounds kinda believable because the clutch going out is due to mostly the rider..I guess i just F'd up. Imma just get a good heavy duty clutch kit now since it isnt that expensive..and my friend can install it. Even if the dealer did replace mine..warranty doesnt cover the labor..here atleast, and tis 70$ an hour, so why go back to stock replacement?

get a Hinson clutch if you dont mind spendin the extra $$$$$

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had a buddy with a a Suzuki DR350, his clutch went out after a month and a half. Dealer was no help. He got a hold of Suzuki and they sent a rep to him. He personally checked it out and Suzuki rebuilt his whole tranny.

I like to ride my bike everyweekend..and Im getting a new pipe early next week..I couldnt stand to have my bike out while they rebuilt anything..Im pretty sure its just the way i rode..like i said I ride the clutch everytime i load it, the whole time, and i think i ride it too long when i take off. Im just going to replace it with a Sparks Heavy Duty Clutch Kit i think or a EBC..there good and pretty cheap, dont wanna drop like 600+ on a hinson lol EDIT: I dont wanna spend 900+ on a hinson lol

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like to ride my bike everyweekend..and Im getting a new pipe early next week..I couldnt stand to have my bike out while they rebuilt anything..Im pretty sure its just the way i rode..like i said I ride the clutch everytime i load it, the whole time, and i think i ride it too long when i take off. Im just going to replace it with a Sparks Heavy Duty Clutch Kit i think or a EBC..there good and pretty cheap, dont wanna drop like 600+ on a hinson lol EDIT: I dont wanna spend 900+ on a hinson lol

Jus given suggestions bud :laugh:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share




×
×
  • Create New...