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    protecting the clutch

    i have an '04 rxp and im wondering what the best way is to protect the clutch from taking a crap one day is.


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    I have an 04 with original clutch and 120 hours. I always let off the gas when the pump comes unhooked when jumping eaves, i always warm it up, and let it cool down by riding idle for a few minutes after hard riding. I also change my oil ever 25 hours and never use synthetic oil.

    I don't know if it's luck or riding style that's kept my clutch working. Thing is about reading the posts here about failure. People tend to write about the failures and not comment on the non-failures...


    goood luck!

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    Like Miketrin said I warm up the ski 2-3 minutes for riding it. Sometimes if my wife is taking the trailer out and parking it. I'll put it in reverse/nuetral and run it while I'm holding it in the water until she gets back. I also release the throttle slowly when coming off WOT.

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    I thought the 04s didn't use ceramic washers. I heard they just start to slip, but don't come apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXDI2
    I thought the 04s didn't use ceramic washers. I heard they just start to slip, but don't come apart.
    I think it's the opposite. 04-05 They come apart and don't slip.

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    mines an 04 and i ride like i stole it all the time 55.4 hrs and still going strong :P

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    your sig says 2*2 degree wege.
    Is that a 4 degree wedge ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXDI2
    I thought the 04s didn't use ceramic washers. I heard they just start to slip, but don't come apart.
    03 SC 4 tec's used metal washers that would slip.
    04-06 use ceramics, that can break apart. The 06's were thicker than previous years.

    Les's metal washers are made for all year SC'ers . 30+hrs and no problems yet with "B" kit SC .Some may need a shim after 10 hrs of break in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miketrin
    I have an 04 with original clutch and 120 hours. I always let off the gas when the pump comes unhooked when jumping eaves, i always warm it up, and let it cool down by riding idle for a few minutes after hard riding. I also change my oil ever 25 hours and never use synthetic oil.

    I don't know if it's luck or riding style that's kept my clutch working. Thing is about reading the posts here about failure. People tend to write about the failures and not comment on the non-failures...


    goood luck!
    same thing 180 hrs now and pulling 73.9gps with original clutch but may be looking to upgrade or at least check slip specs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinchyle
    your sig says 2*2 degree wege.
    Is that a 4 degree wedge ?
    I HAVE TWO R&D WEDGES FITTED SO BASICLY YES 4 TO 5 DEGREES

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