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Author Topic: Did i smoke my clutch?  (Read 190 times)

captain nubs

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Did i smoke my clutch?
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:03:08 PM »
Ok fellas. This is rather long. Please bear with me. Some of you may remember i put my liner down a few weeks back. 
    Took it camping and the cabin is at the top of a VERY steep hill. Seemed like i had not enough power about two thirds up. I stopped and put the front breaks on and feet down . Let the clutch out and gave it the gas. Just would Not get up this hill... breaks and feet down again . This time the tire lost grip and skidded backwards.  Probably 20 feet before it high sided me into the woods. I chalked it up to operator error . Figured i accidentally had it in 2nd gear instead of 1st.  5 friends pushed it to the top of the hill then trailored it back to buffalo and dropped it at the shop.
   Picked it up today and when  i really give it the power it makes a lot of noise but not a lot of power. Rpms go all the way to the red line like i Diddnt let the clutch out all the way. Im beginning to think i Diddnt have it in 2nd that day at all. I think my clutch is smoked or on it's way out. I dont even know where to begin.
How do you know if the clutch is smoked.?
06 liner with 40k


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Re: Did i smoke my clutch?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 08:52:53 PM »
Id check the front pulley nut...

turlemann

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Re: Did i smoke my clutch?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 11:10:17 AM »
on hydralic clucthes you need to bleed clucth after it falls over. air gets in system makes your cutch not work proper. change or bleed your fluid. that is what has happen to me in past.
good luck keep us posted how it turns out.