Thread: Another 2011 Clutch Failure
02-01-2011, 01:05 PM #1
02-01-2011, 01:22 PM #2
Get in touch with Chris MacClugage(MACC RAcing), he has a new clutch setup that is working really well...It is pricey but from what I understand it holds up to a pounding....
02-01-2011, 02:15 PM #3
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how much is pricey do you know the price. yamaha will tell you the idler is not covered . funny how every one is failing exactly the same and damaging the idler gear in the exact same way.
02-01-2011, 02:34 PM #4
02-01-2011, 06:46 PM #5
Antiguan that sux man, hope you get it sorted out.
You guys think Yamaha should "cover" their parts on a stage 3 build?
Seems a little unrealistic to me, but maybe I don't fully understand what you're running or expecting.
02-01-2011, 07:16 PM #6
i agree with yoyamma. if you make a big alteration or upgrade a ski ( or any power sports) the manuf is not and should not repair failures to anything. its taking a ski or whatever into a level that has not be approved and installed by the manf or tested by them. the results from those upgrades puts the repair bills in your hand. that is the cost that goes with squeezing and upgrading anything out of oem specs. unless it is promoted by the manf and accepted by them in writting. car, pwc,atv,cycles...its the same.
02-01-2011, 07:37 PM #7
I agree, but an upgrade should be better than the part it replaces, in this case the stock clutch is better hands down.
When the stock clutch fails it contains the debris, the 2011 clutch sends it to the oil pan then thru the pump and if you are really unlucky the timing chain can get a hit as well. This scene is all too Sea Dooish....
Word is the new idler gear is all new with some kind of dampener system, good things might be coming. Aparently the 2011 clutch is not changing, the idler gear is, since its the weak point.
02-01-2011, 07:40 PM #8
Problem is that it doesnt matter which wheel you are using and how much boost you have.. Several have done this with stock wheels..
02-01-2011, 07:45 PM #9
Wow, that sucks. Is Yamaha covering it under warranty? I would have thought there was a fix by now. Seems to be hit or miss though. Some have had issues with near stock and some are running 90 MPH with no problems. Go figure.
02-01-2011, 07:50 PM #10
Im beginning to think there was a bad batch of 2011s made somehow... This spring will tell the tale.. 2011 clutch was released just last fall as many had already put their skis up for the winter.
Who has ran a 2011 clutch that has not failed? And for how long?
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