06-07-2011, 10:48 AM #1
Clutch question, can you ride after it blows?
Yes, there are 1000 threads about this but I had a question for you all. Can the jet ski continue being ridden if the clutch blows? I ask because I do alot of distance rides and god forbid the clutch goes I want to know if I should be towed in or I could still ride it back?
Is there a possibility of damaging other components riding with a broken clutch? Im talking about 50 miles from home, not just a 100 foot ride to the dock. Thanks.
06-07-2011, 11:15 AM #2
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if you have the old style clutch then i guess you could but it will only rev to around 5500 rpm and will have no power, as for damage it will run rich at a guess but the sprag will just spin.
06-07-2011, 12:08 PM #3
I just dont think I'd risk it. If you Knew it broke clean, that would be one thing. If it fragmented and you circulated the debris......Ouch!
06-08-2011, 01:39 AM #4
steved and myself do a lot of 50+ mile rides..
we have talked about this often........
steved is going to be tow'd and i've opted for WOT all the way...keep you posted....
some rides we have to ride a few miles to get out of 5 foot chop to attach a line so he may be forced into my method.....
06-08-2011, 08:30 AM #5
Very interesting, im attempting a bimini ride VERY soon and this is kind of bothering me.
06-08-2011, 09:24 AM #6
06-08-2011, 09:28 AM #7
06-08-2011, 10:40 AM #8
Awamori here on the forum had a really bad experience. Look at post #6: http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...70#post1512970
I on the other hand, rode mine for almost a whole day at Mudbug last year after my clutch went.
The real question is whether the clutch goes or the shaft.
06-08-2011, 12:36 PM #9
At the Mark Hahn 300, one of the race teams blew their clutch. They chose to continue the 300 mile race. The motor was damaged and needed a lot of work to fix it. My mechanic "The Famous Friebe" said to me, "Carlos, if you clutch goes out again, pull the lanyard and get a tow."
06-08-2011, 02:02 PM #10
i would say pull the lanyard as soon as you see the rpms drop off.....
last year i blew 2 clutches and both times the rpms would drop off a little then shortly after that the rpms would drop down to 5500.
you will not know if the sprag burned out or if your teeth broke off until you pull the supercharger off.
luckily for me i burned the sprag both times last year with the old style clutches.
the SHO that carlos refers to above was a new sho with less than 10 hours on it with the old style clutch and a stocker.
oem ecu and oem s.c. wheel.
his mistake was GIO due to running a r&d cooling kit with the oem wheel and oem ecu.
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