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86 230 quadsport clutch

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I just picked up an 86 230 quadsport. The clutch slips bad. Where can I get a service manual for the repair. Is it better to just get whole new clutch basket or will just getting new clutch disk be ok. I have never pulled apart a clutch on any ATV. Thanks in advance for the input

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I found this on Amazon [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Clymer-Suzuki-Lt230-Lt250-1985-1990/dp/0892876085/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237817793&sr=8-1]Suzuki LT230 & LT250 85-90: Penton Staff: 9780892876082: Amazon.com: [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/[email protected]@[email protected]@51WWMbBqKHL[/ame]

Couldn't find anything on Ebay but you might want to keep looking there. The one on Amazon is not that bad a price though. I don't know about the answer to your question. I would think if nothing is torn up that just the clutch disks would be ok.

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DO NOT stick a screwdriver between the fingers on the clutch center to hold it still while you loosen or tighten the clutch center nut. I made that mistake once, it sucked. That would only matter if you need to replace the center or the basket. I just thought I would mention that just in case you need to replace more than just the springs,plates and discs.

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check your basket for grooves if its smooth and the plates are not sloppy in the basket then basket is fine. ohyea a heads up incase u have to remove the clutch basket ..dont.. use a or mini prybar, screwdriver etc between the fingers of the basket or u could snap or bend one off!, while removing the nut in the center of the basket. As far as the clutch disks/plates id get a new full set. and id check to see if the prussure plate is not groved if it is replace it. retighten the bolts on the clutch in a star pattern so the prussure plate closes equally on the disks and wont casue wear spots on the disks. And remember to have some slack in the clutch cable so the prussure plate closes all of the way on the clutch disks and wont cause the clutch to slip. good luck and have fun with your wheeler.

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