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I bought a EBC clutch kit (friction plates, seperator plates, springs) as my recently purchased quad is slipping gears and is hard to shift.

How exactly does this product improve throttle response?

I've heard that the stiffer springs will make it harder to shift, would I be better off with stock springs?

Also, how does the centrifugal clutch and the other clutch interact?

Could the issue be with the centrifugal clutch shoes or springs?

I wasn't able to find a clutch gasket, do I just order the crankcase cover gasket?
 

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I bought a EBC clutch kit (friction plates, seperator plates, springs) as my recently purchased quad is slipping gears and is hard to shift.

How exactly does this product improve throttle response?

I've heard that the stiffer springs will make it harder to shift, would I be better off with stock springs?

Also, how does the centrifugal clutch and the other clutch interact?

Could the issue be with the centrifugal clutch shoes or springs?

I wasn't able to find a clutch gasket, do I just order the crankcase cover gasket?
It's supposed to create better throttle response by putting more pressure on the clutch pack. Clutch discs slip slightly when taking off until you get up to speed. The clutch kit just lessens this slippage, allowing you to get up to speed a little quicker.

The centrifugal clutch allows the ATV to idle in gear. As the engine speed increases, the weights or shoes are thrown out against the outer shell which turns the other clutch.

The centrifugal clutch shoes can get worn and slip like the fiber clutch, but it's usually the fiber clutch that goes out first.

Yeah, you just order a gasket for the right side crankcase cover.
 

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Thanks for the info. I plan to get to it in about a month (when I have more free time), I'll give an update then.
 

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Cool let me know how it goes, I'm in your same shoes and plan to hopefully order parts in the next month or so. Right now I'm not really looking forward to it. :)
 

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In looking at the kit (and now understanding how the clutch works a little better), you would probaly be ok just purchasing the friction plates for $40, rather than the kit (friction plates, seperator plates, and springs) for $90. I figure since I'll have it apart and my quad is almost 20 years old, I might as well replace everything.

My quad is currently hard to shift. Wouldn't worn clutch springs make it easier to shift?
 

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LOL mine is 22 years old.. and probably needs it all.. I'm guessing its never been apart at all. I'm going to see if I can get a new centrifigul clutch also but money may not allow that.. we'll see. If not I may have to take it apart twice. Which isn't a big deal I'd like to re-ring it and maybe bore it sometime also.
 

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Yeah, I'd like to re-bore and put a larger piston and rings in as well, but I'll probaly hold off for a year or two. The compression isn't that bad on mine(about 170) and it isn't smoking or anything. It does seem to lack power, but a rebuilt carb and new clutch should take care of that.
 

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Yeah, if the clutch is slipping it will make them feel weak.
 

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I store the quad in my uncles garage and he recently told me that it's leaking what he thinks is oil. I recently changed the oil, but there wasn't a gasket or washer for the oil drain plug.

Are you suppose to use a copper or rubber gasket / washer on the oil drain plug?
 

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I store the quad in my uncles garage and he recently told me that it's leaking what he thinks is oil. I recently changed the oil, but there wasn't a gasket or washer for the oil drain plug.

Are you suppose to use a copper or rubber gasket / washer on the oil drain plug?
I believe they use a copper washer, but I have seen some with some other type of washer with something like a rubber coating, but I just assumed someone had changed it and put that one on it for some reason. I would just go to the Honda Dealer and buy the washer for the drain plug. They shouldn't cost much.
 

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Anyone know what type of adhesive is recomended (if any) to hold the right crankcase gasket in place after I replace the clutch?
 

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Anyone know what type of adhesive is recomended (if any) to hold the right crankcase gasket in place after I replace the clutch?
I like to use Hondabond.
 
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