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Old 06-08-2011, 08:11 PM
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Clutch finger ticking noise

Was wondering if anyone has this issue, the noise I'm having is only at idle and is definately coming from the clutch, I can tell because when I cover the vent opening I can barely hear it. My first thought is the clutch is dragging the case but I know I torqued to 69 lbs, anyway I pulled the cover yesterday and I had plenty of clearance between clutch and case, so I got to pushing, pulling, and noticed that there was no tension on the fingers they had some slop, and while moving the fingers back and forth I was able to replicate the clicking noise. Now this noise is only present at idle if I so much as raise rpms by about 10 it stops, and I guess my question is would different springs help this noise? I am currently running a dasa OD plate with stock springs and fingers. Thanks
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:11 AM
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There are things called "buttons" that the clutch spider slides on. They wear out.

Mine wore in my Brute Force and I had the dealer replace them.. About $60 for parts and labour when I brought the clutch to them.

Its the part between the 4 star shape thing with the roller and the 8 fingers. You cant see the buttons in the picture.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:42 AM
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There are things called "buttons" that the clutch spider slides on. They wear out.

Mine wore in my Brute Force and I had the dealer replace them.. About $60 for parts and labour when I brought the clutch to them.

Its the part between the 4 star shape thing with the roller and the 8 fingers. You cant see the buttons in the picture.
Wore out? I only have 200 mi. on this rex, I guess I should have disclosed that in my first post. I'm assuming the rollers should be resting on the fingers at all times, which in my case they are not
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:51 AM
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Didnt realize your mileage was so low.. Shouldn't wore out yet.. Although my brute had 400 miles when mine were noisy.. I bought it used and the 1st owner rode a lot of dust roads. I was blown away because my other 2 brutes had over 2500 miles with no issues..
The noise was more of " clock clock clock" than a tick tick tick.
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:10 PM
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i put on a utv inc overdrive plate and replaced the belt and ended up with a similar noise. later i put in a clutch kit and like you couldnt find any issues. my noise is under part throttle cruising. at wot, it goes away. i would love for someone to point out whatever it is im missing aswell....
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:26 PM
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Every Kawi I ever heard has that cluck cluck sound when under light throttle going slow in a trail.. I was told it was the fly weights and I would have to live with it.. It's a normal noise just like all yammy's sound like they're eating crank bearings.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:19 PM
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Every Kawi I ever heard has that cluck cluck sound when under light throttle going slow in a trail.. I was told it was the fly weights and I would have to live with it.. It's a normal noise just like all yammy's sound like they're eating crank bearings.
I would say this is more of a tink tink sound more than a cluck, cluck, if you have your clutch off and you flip your clutch fingers back and forth its a metal to metal noise, while we're making all these sounds can I get a moo moo!!!!!LOL
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:58 PM
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When I got my first side x side I like to drove my self crazy with all of the noises I heard, finally realized that in the cabs you hear alot more noises than on a quad especially if you have any type of windshield and you are just idleing around, the cvt systems will drive you crazy so now when I hear one of those little sounds I just nail the throttle and the muzzys just sound so good. LOL
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:08 PM
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When I got my first side x side I like to drove my self crazy with all of the noises I heard, finally realized that in the cabs you hear alot more noises than on a quad especially if you have any type of windshield and you are just idleing around, the cvt systems will drive you crazy so now when I hear one of those little sounds I just nail the throttle and the muzzys just sound so good. LOL
Sounds like a good resolution to the problem to me!!!
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:30 PM
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If you at any point overtightend the bolt for the front drive pully it could be the cooling fins on the back side of the pully hitting the back plate. I did this and it def made a tic tic tic noise that your talking about and off idle you do not hear it. You will be able to see it on the back plate if you look at it. I'm almost positive that's possibly your problem
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