07-24-2008, 08:51 AM #1
Quite possibly the lamest thing EVER!!!
So I had just paid off my RXP and had the s/c rebuilt with the works (metal washers, ceramic bearings) the whole 9 yards, when magically, out of the blue, I lose a massive amount of boost. Top speed goes from 72 (on the inaccurate factory speedo) to 58. Something is wrong. I pull out the s/c and the whole clutch is there and fine and dandy, minus the friggin gear/needle bearings and the steel washers. LAME!!! This crap is somewhere inside my motor. So being as mechanically inclined and stubbornly motivated individual as I am, ask my wife, I think that I have a winter project on my hands, because this thing is going to be put back together meticulously. The clutch is a garbage setup that I would not feel good powering a weed wacker. Is it so damn hard to use belt drive?
07-24-2008, 08:59 AM #2
So are you saying the nut came loose and it all fell apart? Was it torqued properly? Locktite? Spring washers installed correctly? Either way it sounds to me like it was not done properly. Even without locktite it should not come apart if it is torqued correctly and the spring washers are installed correctly.
07-24-2008, 09:04 AM #3
07-24-2008, 09:05 AM #4
Damn that sux! I have seen a few cases like this where the gear fractures and falls off the shaft.
Be sure and check your timing chain for damage when you have it apart cleaning out the debris.
07-24-2008, 09:07 AM #5
07-24-2008, 09:13 AM #6
07-24-2008, 09:15 AM #7
Your guess is as good as mine, ski. I pondered it over many beers last night. And I have concluded that.... I ride the piss out of my ski and am extremely hard on stuff.
07-24-2008, 09:31 AM #8
I had to help Mike pull his motor because of something similar, So take Jerrys advice. I did and inspected the timing chain and it had to many nics and dings. We didn't take the chance and spent the $90 on a new chain and it isn't so bad to replace. You can actually do it with a couple pair of hands and don't even have to remove the oil spray jets at the bottom of the cylinders.
BUT change it for the $90 bucks piece of mind.....
07-24-2008, 09:45 AM #9
Are you saying that a new drive gear fractured? I know with the rebuild kit that the gear is included... Ron
07-24-2008, 10:00 AM #10
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I was wondering if it was a brand new gear. Seems like somethign you'd want to do while you are in there.
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