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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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My question is can a fella rebuild his own clutch at home or is there a bunch of specialty tools required. I tried asking the local stealer and of coarse they would rather me bring in the bike for them to fix. My clutch started slipping pretty bad on the weekend and the stealer wants $1100.00 bux to replace the the friction rings. I was choked at that price. $600.00 for clutch parts, $50.00 for the primary gasket & $80.00 for new oil and the rest is labour. I just picked the bike up a month ago , its an '06 Jackpot with 11,000 miles on it. I did a bunch of reading on here about possible solutions to the slipping , like oil, cable adjustment but all seems to be fine. So would like to take it apart a have a look see for myself and possibly fix the issue myself while Im in there. Any advice would be great Thanks
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count me in on this one too. Would like to know!

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There is a thread in the other ForumThatShallNotBeNamedHere entitled "Clutch Replacement Cliffnotes". Also another thread entitled "I need advice on a new clutch"

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Anyone give thought to either naming that damned site or C&P the post with credit to the author?
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There is one special tool need to compress the clutch spring. I believe the manual outlines a way to make a makeshift tool, but I've got a factory style one that I use. If you are going to be doing a lot of work on the bike best just get the manual anyway, cheap copies can be found on e-bay. An online search may yield a diagram for that makeshift tool.
A way to save money: You can get a Barnett kit for about $300 for all the clutch parts.

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Thanks for reply Vicbuilder. I do have a manual that was the first thing that I bought when I got the bike. I will do a search to see if there is a diagram online of the makeshift tool. So your sayin it can be done at home I dont need to be a rocket scientist or a have a crap load of special tools?
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The forum that shall not be named is The Viper Mike Charley (pay attention the the first letter of each word and squeeze them together). You can get the info if you're on the site but you have to become a member (paid member) in order to get to it.

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Thanks Ammon umb I will check them out.
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I would really be asking my self why the clutch needs to be replaced at 11K. The bike is used and you will never really know it's history, but this is very unusual.

Sorry, I am going to go there...do you know what oil has been run in the bike? Before you drop the coin on a new clutch you might want to run some Vic oil and do a couple of oil changes.

I might be wrong but I believe some have stopped the slipping by doing a couple of short change intervals with Vic oil.

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