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Okay I'm about ready to order clutches for the 300 and I'm going to get the full heavy duty change clutch but as far as the centrifigul clutch, would I be better off getting new shoes off ebay for my existing clutch or getting a whole new clutch off a newer machine? I've seen the whole clutch for around 50-60 bucks off a 90ish model or I can get new shoes for mine for about 75 bucks.
 

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That's a hard choice. Either one should be fine. BTW, now would be a good time to change the one-way bearing while the centrifugal clutch is out of the engine.
 

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That's a hard choice. Either one should be fine. BTW, now would be a good time to change the one-way bearing while the centrifugal clutch is out of the engine.
Damn Helmut you just keep adding to my bill. LOL
 

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That's a hard choice. Either one should be fine. BTW, now would be a good time to change the one-way bearing while the centrifugal clutch is out of the engine.
Damn Helmut you just keep adding to my bill. LOL
Yeah, I just thought of that. You'll have the centrifugal clutch out and the one-way bearing goes inside the centrifugal clutch. When the one-way bearing goes bad, you lose your engine braking and then when it starts getting worse, the engine won't turn over with the kicker.
 

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That's a hard choice. Either one should be fine. BTW, now would be a good time to change the one-way bearing while the centrifugal clutch is out of the engine.
Damn Helmut you just keep adding to my bill. LOL
Yeah, I just thought of that. You'll have the centrifugal clutch out and the one-way bearing goes inside the centrifugal clutch. When the one-way bearing goes bad, you lose your engine braking and then when it starts getting worse, the engine won't turn over with the kicker.
Well my engine braking seems to be working fine, I've YET to use the kick start but I also understand that I only want to take it apart once.. LOL I was also thinking about doing the cam chain while I was in there so I'll have to see how the budget goes.

But honestly, on the cen. clutch, What would you do? new USED clutch or new shoes on a probably well worn 88 clutch?
 

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Damn Helmut you just keep adding to my bill. LOL
Yeah, I just thought of that. You'll have the centrifugal clutch out and the one-way bearing goes inside the centrifugal clutch. When the one-way bearing goes bad, you lose your engine braking and then when it starts getting worse, the engine won't turn over with the kicker.
Well my engine braking seems to be working fine, I've YET to use the kick start but I also understand that I only want to take it apart once.. LOL I was also thinking about doing the cam chain while I was in there so I'll have to see how the budget goes.

But honestly, on the cen. clutch, What would you do? new USED clutch or new shoes on a probably well worn 88 clutch?
I think I would just get the whole clutch off of a newer one, but I don't know if that's the best choice or not. I've replaced 2 or 3 over the years and that's what I always did. Where yours is an '88 model, the drum that the shoes contact could be worn some, too.
 

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Yeah, I just thought of that. You'll have the centrifugal clutch out and the one-way bearing goes inside the centrifugal clutch. When the one-way bearing goes bad, you lose your engine braking and then when it starts getting worse, the engine won't turn over with the kicker.
Well my engine braking seems to be working fine, I've YET to use the kick start but I also understand that I only want to take it apart once.. LOL I was also thinking about doing the cam chain while I was in there so I'll have to see how the budget goes.

But honestly, on the cen. clutch, What would you do? new USED clutch or new shoes on a probably well worn 88 clutch?
I think I would just get the whole clutch off of a newer one, but I don't know if that's the best choice or not. I've replaced 2 or 3 over the years and that's what I always did. Where yours is an '88 model, the drum that the shoes contact could be worn some, too.
Thats what I was thinking also... the newer one would probably be in better shape all around and I'm thinking that the slipping I'm noticing is not the cen clutch anyway but better to be safe than sorry. I can still "dump" the clutch and pull the wheels up but when I put a trailer on the back or have heavy load on the rack it seems to not want to go as well so I may as well do them both.

I also notice at full throttle sometimes I hear what I think is piston slap but I'm not sure, however it runs great and doesn't smoke or use oil so I think I will wait on a complete top end until I notice a significant problem.
 

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Yeah, as long as it doesn't smoke or use oil, I wouldn't worry about the top end.

Another thing that I forgot to mention about the centrifugal clutch is that after a while, the hub where the one-way bearing goes will get worn and when you replace the bearing with a new one, it will act like the new bearing is bad. That's why I've had to replace a couple of them, instead of worn shoes. But if you get one off a newer one, that should eliminate that problem, too.
 

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Okay well that pretty much makes up my mind, I'll shoot for a new USED clutch off a newer model and go with a full clutch kit on the change clutch and if I'm lucky I'll be able to swing the cam chan also.

I'll also look into the one way bearing too... if its not much I'll do it also.
 

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Okay well that pretty much makes up my mind, I'll shoot for a new USED clutch off a newer model and go with a full clutch kit on the change clutch and if I'm lucky I'll be able to swing the cam chan also.

I'll also look into the one way bearing too... if its not much I'll do it also.
The one-way bearing will come with the centrifugal clutch, since it's part of the centrifugal clutch. Since your clutch will be newer, your bearing will be a little newer too.
 

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Okay well that pretty much makes up my mind, I'll shoot for a new USED clutch off a newer model and go with a full clutch kit on the change clutch and if I'm lucky I'll be able to swing the cam chan also.

I'll also look into the one way bearing too... if its not much I'll do it also.
The one-way bearing will come with the centrifugal clutch, since it's part of the centrifugal clutch. Since your clutch will be newer, your bearing will be a little newer too.
Ah yeah well then we kill two birds with one stone... I like that..:icon_wink:
 
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