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Primary clutch for 1997 vmax 700 sx

I had my primary rebuilt last year , and noticed this year it was making more noise then usual . Put a new belt on but noticed all three of my rollers were offset from where they should be lined up , is this a big problem or fix
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Primary clutch for 1997 vmax 700 sx

I looked into it more and my weights are not lined up where they should be all three are offset , any info would be great !!


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It's possible that the spider has shifted, or the bushings in the weights are trashed.

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Primary clutch for 1997 vmax 700 sx

They were all replaced last year and only have maybe 500 miles on since , possible for them to go that quickly ? Bushings that is ?


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Never can tell, sometimes it's just S*$& happens.

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True enough


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who rebuilt the clutch?

theres always the chance it was assembled incorrectly or wrong parts were used. can you see the plastic shim washers on each side of the rollers? your borderline on the year when the roller inside diameter was increased from 8mm to 9mm.

in my opinion, 500 miles wouldnt wear things out unless they were wrong to start with or other parts were worn out like the movable sheave bushing or the slider buttons on the spider.
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Primary clutch for 1997 vmax 700 sx

Turns out that I have to replace the primary. I have a couple options to look into and wondering which would be the best. I'm looking into buying a used one of a 1996 vmax but seller said didnt know how it would would work in my sled . It would other clutch higher or lower . Other option would be to purchase another used one but with heavier weights so won't rev as high . Anyone know ofte specs for the 1996 would be the same as 1997 . Would like it to run as close to stock as possible


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dropped an answer in the "Ask Yamadad4" section.

i would also add that if you knew what weights and rivets were used in either of the clutches your considering, theres the possibility of a rivet change to suit your needs.

have you completely assessed your existing clutch? any parts usable? you can change the bushings in both the rollers and the weights, if they are in good shape on the outside.

given a choice between a 96 clutch or a 97 and newer, i would pick the 97 or up clutch every time.
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