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Okay I've been looking around at clutch kits for my 300 and I'm having a hard time deciding what I need. Some of you recommend rebuilding BOTH clutches which I guess would include shoes for the centrifugal clutch, and then discs for the other clutch? I have found a few kits around but I'm not sure what all is in them or if they are a decent brand. Does anyone have a part number of a decent clutch kit? The shoes are even harder to find of course I can get stock ones from BikeBandit but there are some on Ebay that are better priced. Also do I need some special tool to get the clutches off?

These are some I've looked at but I'm unsure if they are everything I need.

http://www.amazon.com/QuadBoss-QUADBOSS-ECONOMY-Clutches-KITHONDA/dp/B001AWHSZ2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&m=A3TGC5XRRCX4P2&s=generic&qid=1267628025&sr=1-2

http://www.powersportsuperstore.com...CLUTCH-SPORT-UTILITY-CLUTCH-K-p/tr55-8080.htm

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/EBC-DRC-CLUTCH-KIT-HONDA-TRX-300-400-FM-FW-ES-FE-FM-S_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem5ad7998e1fQQitemZ390164221471QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/88-00-TRX300-2x4-Centrifugal-Clutch-Shoes-TRX-300_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem35a6e36e73QQitemZ230433189491QQptZMotorsQ5fATVQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HONDA-CENTRIFUGAL-CLUTCH-SHOES-TRX-300-2X4-4X4_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem5ad2412517QQitemZ390074541335QQptZMotorsQ5fATVQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
 

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have you tried here.....mooseutilities.com
 

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Nope! but I'll look there now, I added links to things I've looked at to the original post.
 

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Do you know if you HAVE to have the special tool or can you improvise with something else?
 

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as far as doing both at once..your better off..and the reason i say this is..it's better to change both now..and just replace one side gasket..then to go back later..and take a chance of tearing up the first gasket..on the second clutch work...for a clutch replacement kit..all that comes with them are the clutch disk. new spring's i'm not sure of ? and i'm pretty sure they come with the clutch plates ?..could be wrong..as for the power take off clutch arms..more than likely..thats gonna be a dealer item..but..you can try a google search for them..and see if you can locate them that way. good luck !..and yes..you will need a certain bolt to thread into the power take off clutch..in order to pull it off the crank..i don't remember what size it is ?..maybe someone can tell you ?.
 

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You can order the clutch kits that come with or without the springs and you get new disk and plates. I have never had an issue with the centrifugal clutch going out but I know a few guys that have had them go out
 

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You can order the clutch kits that come with or without the springs and you get new disk and plates. I have never had an issue with the centrifugal clutch going out but I know a few guys that have had them go out
yeah mud..they hardley ever go out...but..considering the age of his bike..it might be a good time to replace them..sinse he's going to have the side case off anyway..just a thought.
 

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I agree, I don't like tearing things apart twice, but, I'll have to see what the finances are like. I'm going to guess that what is actually slipping is not my centrifugal clutch but the other one.
 

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as far as doing both at once..your better off..and the reason i say this is..it's better to change both now..and just replace one side gasket..then to go back later..and take a chance of tearing up the first gasket..on the second clutch work...for a clutch replacement kit..all that comes with them are the clutch disk. new spring's i'm not sure of ? and i'm pretty sure they come with the clutch plates ?..could be wrong..as for the power take off clutch arms..more than likely..thats gonna be a dealer item..but..you can try a google search for them..and see if you can locate them that way. good luck !..and yes..you will need a certain bolt to thread into the power take off clutch..in order to pull it off the crank..i don't remember what size it is ?..maybe someone can tell you ?.
Yeah, you're supposed to use a puller to get the centrifugal clutch off, but I've never had to use one. I just tap the side of the clutch with a hammer, not too hard just enough to jar it a little, and get a hold of it with both hands and just pull real hard. It should come off. Like I said, I've never had to use one, but if it don't come off for you, then you might have to use one.

And like they said, I would try to replace both clutches, because if one is bad, the other probably needs replaced anyway and you don't want to have to put it back together, just to have to take it back apart again pretty soon.
 

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I used an allthread rod and just bent the end to a right angle but I don't remember what size
 

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What I may do then is get the clutch kit and maybe find a used centrifugal somewhere off a newer machine that doesn't have so many miles on it. I can get the whole centrifugal off ebay 40 bucks and the new shoes alone are 80.
 

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as far as doing both at once..your better off..and the reason i say this is..it's better to change both now..and just replace one side gasket..then to go back later..and take a chance of tearing up the first gasket..on the second clutch work...for a clutch replacement kit..all that comes with them are the clutch disk. new spring's i'm not sure of ? and i'm pretty sure they come with the clutch plates ?..could be wrong..as for the power take off clutch arms..more than likely..thats gonna be a dealer item..but..you can try a google search for them..and see if you can locate them that way. good luck !..and yes..you will need a certain bolt to thread into the power take off clutch..in order to pull it off the crank..i don't remember what size it is ?..maybe someone can tell you ?.
Yeah, you're supposed to use a puller to get the centrifugal clutch off, but I've never had to use one. I just tap the side of the clutch with a hammer, not too hard just enough to jar it a little, and get a hold of it with both hands and just pull real hard. It should come off. Like I said, I've never had to use one, but if it don't come off for you, then you might have to use one.

And like they said, I would try to replace both clutches, because if one is bad, the other probably needs replaced anyway and you don't want to have to put it back together, just to have to take it back apart again pretty soon.
agreed ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^...and yeah helmut..some come off easy..while others make ya wanna set it on fire !!..lol..but..they will come off with a hammer..now..if you were doing the flywheel side fourtrax..in noooooo means hit it with a hammer..the magnets can break very easy..always...ALWAYS .use a bolt that screws into that to take it off.
 

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Remember that the bolt that holds the centrifugal clutch on has left hand threads.
 

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Remember that the bolt that holds the centrifugal clutch on has left hand threads.
glad you remembered that helmut..i forgot to mention that..lol
 

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as far as doing both at once..your better off..and the reason i say this is..it's better to change both now..and just replace one side gasket..then to go back later..and take a chance of tearing up the first gasket..on the second clutch work...for a clutch replacement kit..all that comes with them are the clutch disk. new spring's i'm not sure of ? and i'm pretty sure they come with the clutch plates ?..could be wrong..as for the power take off clutch arms..more than likely..thats gonna be a dealer item..but..you can try a google search for them..and see if you can locate them that way. good luck !..and yes..you will need a certain bolt to thread into the power take off clutch..in order to pull it off the crank..i don't remember what size it is ?..maybe someone can tell you ?.
Yeah, you're supposed to use a puller to get the centrifugal clutch off, but I've never had to use one. I just tap the side of the clutch with a hammer, not too hard just enough to jar it a little, and get a hold of it with both hands and just pull real hard. It should come off. Like I said, I've never had to use one, but if it don't come off for you, then you might have to use one.

And like they said, I would try to replace both clutches, because if one is bad, the other probably needs replaced anyway and you don't want to have to put it back together, just to have to take it back apart again pretty soon.
agreed ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^...and yeah helmut..some come off easy..while others make ya wanna set it on fire !!..lol..but..they will come off with a hammer..now..if you were doing the flywheel side fourtrax..in noooooo means hit it with a hammer..the magnets can break very easy..always...ALWAYS .use a bolt that screws into that to take it off.
Yeah, never hit a flywheel/magneta wheel with a hammer. Like shadetree said, you can break the magnets. I know, I've done it before. Always use a puller on the flywheel. Don't hit the centrifugal clutch hard, either. Just tap it enough to give it a good jar.
 

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Got it! Thanks guys for the info and advice, I'll see what I can come up with, I need to decide what to do first, I also need rear plastic due to a small incident with some barbed wire wrapped around the axle. I can't do it all at once but I'm thinking I should take care of the clutch and maybe the cam chain first. I only spent 800 bucks on this thing knowing it needed some work and I hoped to move into something bigger later. However, my 4 year old son fell in love with it. He constantly wanted to go for a ride and then you had to pry him off of it when it was time to go in. Well he passed away a month ago for reasons we do not know yet, Just stopped breathing. For that reason It is our intention to keep this thing forever and fix it back up in his honor. Sorry for rambling but I just wanted to explain why I'm so concerned about it.
 

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Got it! Thanks guys for the info and advice, I'll see what I can come up with, I need to decide what to do first, I also need rear plastic due to a small incident with some barbed wire wrapped around the axle. I can't do it all at once but I'm thinking I should take care of the clutch and maybe the cam chain first. I only spent 800 bucks on this thing knowing it needed some work and I hoped to move into something bigger later. However, my 4 year old son fell in love with it. He constantly wanted to go for a ride and then you had to pry him off of it when it was time to go in. Well he passed away a month ago for reasons we do not know yet, Just stopped breathing. For that reason It is our intention to keep this thing forever and fix it back up in his honor. Sorry for rambling but I just wanted to explain why I'm so concerned about it.
dang fourtrax..sorry to hear about your son !!..hey..if you ever need any kind of advice..just ask bro, i'll help you the best i know how ! :)
 

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Thank you, I appreciate that. We are obviously going through a pretty rough time but I just try to keep myself busy and keep going otherwise I'd just sit in the basement an cry all day. I've got some pics and stuff I'll post up sometime of us having a good time. One of my favorites is after a ride on the Honda and his hair is standing straight up LOL.
 
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