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    Hello everyone, so i just replaced the clutch plates in my rm100 i noticed there was one extra metal plate at the back that shouldn't be there, anyway after putting everything back together and taking it for a ride as soon as it gets into powerband the bike just revs to the moon and doesn't go anywhere is there anything i should have checked/replaced?. theatrically if the clutch springs were worn and not as tight as they should be would it make sense that someone would put an extra metal plate at the back to space out the clutch plates and have more tension on the springs to avoid replacing them?. any help would be appreciated cheers

  • #2
    Welcome to DBW 80RM.

    Sadly revving to the moon likely destroyed your new plates:
    Not your revving, but-the clutch-slippage whilst you did that.

    It's hard to fashion a ride when finances are few & far between.
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    "Sadly, revving to the moon likely destroyed your new plates."
    Maybe.. Yet maybe not.. Let's hope not. There's always hope.

    If I've surmised your situation correctly: A bodgy-bum diddled the clutch?
    Suss/find what they did wrong & why... Then suss-out how to fix/repair it.
    It may seem intimidating; it's not really... Knowing what to-do is 3/4 fixed.
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    • #3
      Maybe stick the extra plate back in to try it. While it's apart measure the free length of the springs to test your theory.
      There is no way that bit of slippage has fried your new plates... hairy would've been 3 parts pissed when he responded last night

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 380EXCQLD View Post
        Maybe stick the extra plate back in to try it. While it's apart measure the free length of the springs to test your theory.
        There is no way that bit of slippage has fried your new plates... hairy would've been 3 parts pissed when he responded last night
        was going to say that was a bit of an odd response haha. anyway i have gone ahead and ordered 7 new springs from the US of A as they weren't as pricy as i was expecting, I'm crossing my fingers and hope that they would fix the issue i mean the bike is 40 years old and i know for a fact it hasn't seen any attention for 20 of those years until now. cheers

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        • #5
          Once upon a time in a valley far away. There was a 12yo who couldn't ride his YZ80 up/out due to it's slipping clutch.
          I took pity on him, I couldn't leave him there, I rode it-out & fried his/the clutch. I gave his pop $80 for discs & neglect.
          I met his dad & gave him the cash: Meant for his son's bike... He'd neglected his son & probably boozed-up my cash.

          My point is clutches can-indeed burn-out rather quickly. Given their normal/intended usage they're extremely durable:
          Yet/but slap them with 5 minutes of bodgy-abuse & they're quickly history... I'm not saying that's you.. Yet-it might be?
          Somebody made a mistake and didn't fix-it.. Now it's up to you.. Suss-it & do it right... Don't make their mistake again.
          The More I Learn... The Less I Know.
          That Which Doesn't Change... Stays The Same.
          Those That Don't Fall... Just Aren't Trying Hard Enough.
          Genius or Idiot... Sadly it's Defined by the Mediocre Masses... With their Hindsight.
          Dicklaimer... The Text above is to be Evaluated by a Responsible Person... Prior to Any Action Being Taken.

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          • #6
            You should soak the plates in oil overnight, rough up the metal plates , and def get the correct spec springs , check the basket for grooves , could be that the new plates are snagging on the worn basket [grooves] .
            ^roost

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            • #7
              The problem is likely a lack of clamping-force under the springs causing the clutch to slip.
              The extra plate, the previous owner installed, was likely a bodgy-fix to help fill-up the gap.

              Why there-apparently-exists an excessive-gap between inner & outer shafts: I've no idea:
              Yet, imo, that's likely your problem; suss that-out & you're 3/4 well-on your way to fixing it.

              For example: It maybe a thrust-washer missing from underneath/behind the clutch-basket:
              Or it maybe something causing the inner-shaft to protrude further out... Or something else.
              The More I Learn... The Less I Know.
              That Which Doesn't Change... Stays The Same.
              Those That Don't Fall... Just Aren't Trying Hard Enough.
              Genius or Idiot... Sadly it's Defined by the Mediocre Masses... With their Hindsight.
              Dicklaimer... The Text above is to be Evaluated by a Responsible Person... Prior to Any Action Being Taken.

              *George Carlin*What We Do*No Bravery*Tell the Truth*911*Genetic Armageddon*Carbon Tax*Interplanetary Climate Change*Fracking*Shock Doctrine*Extinction Protocol*

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