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Old 10-01-2018
Swmdude59 Swmdude59 is offline
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RMX450Z Dragging Clutch

I am the proud owner of my RMZ450, I have recently installed a Magura Hydro Clutch. Best thing I have done for this bike. One small problem, the clutch still drags, it doesn't do it all the time, but it is a pain in the ass when in single trail. Nothing worse when you are trying to negotiate technical stuff and the bike wants to stall or push you into corners. Anyone know of a cure fro this problem. I understand form reading ride reports that is a problem but there seems to be no fix that I have found. I did however find a cure for the starting issue it had, I allowed more tolerance on the intake valve. fix it straight.. also have to make sure the idle is set right. It will start better and will not stall as much.
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What oil and weight are you using? Maybe try another brand as certain oils are worse then others for dragging.
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Old 10-01-2018
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I'm using Belray 10/40, it is a bit better. Did use Motul, it didn't perform well. I was thinking of going with what Suzuki recommend. What I'm trying to understand is the root cause. I have never had this type of clutch drag before. Normally it is always something mechanical in nature, but no this time. I was hoping that there is a new clutch pack available. It's as if there is not enough throw on the actuator
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Old 10-01-2018
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Did the clutch drag with the standard cable clutch? The Magura setup can bring it's own problems.

Otherwise I'd be checking the clutch plates for warpage.

It won't be the oil. If a certain oil seems to fix or help it, then it's really only masking the actual problem.
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Old 16-01-2018
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Check your clutch hub and basket, that either are not to ridged / worn.
Particularly on each components - working side.
Basket pushes the outside tabs of the composite plates.
The steel plates push the hub.
But both will get some wear on either sides of the 'fingers'

Easier in the long run to replace if worn.
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You can also adjust the freeplay of the Magura set up by adding washers to the slave/piston cable assembly. It might not be releasing fully. You can rule it out by temporarily fitting the original cable and testing.
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