Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Alaska - 63North, 162West
Along those same lines, if the shaft is dry the clutch may not move easily (or the washers) and that could cause things to slam around hard possibly bending the washers. (And you surely don't want the clutch to be stuck on the shaft. BTDT to many times.)
But definitely check the clutches over well and clean them. Replace worn parts and check for wear in the sliding bushings. The secondary has two which are easily replaced. The outer cover in the primary is another that is a common wear part and also quite easily replaced. None of these bushings/bearings is very expensive but the damage that can happen from not replacing them gets spendy quickly. These "little" details can also rob way more power than one might think they could.
Formerly known as 63November, and before that as Golsovia.
Riding since 1983.
-Yamaha Enticer LTs
-99 Arctic Cat 550 Panther 14,000+ miles
-08 Ski-Doo 550 Backcountry
-340 eBay Edge from AK, and 10+ other states
-'11 AC T570 brand new...4000 miles