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I have an 04 650v2. What is the stock color of the primary clutch spring in them? I was told when I got my bike nothing was done to the clutch only a Module was installed. I was given a red primary clutch spring out of a EPI kit that a friend didn't use and he said it would help. I pulled the cover off my bike to change it, there is a red spring in the primary already! ??? Does anyone know what is the stock color, is it red?
 

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I disn't have a color on my stock spring at all. Sounds like it has a new one already.
 

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The guy I bought it of off said he didn't pay for anything like that. He said when he first got it stuck at around 60 miles on it he burnt the belt and they put a new belt on under warranty it was a dayco belt which seems odd for warranty. And they put on a new belt wear switch, that's it. Do you think they would install a red primary clutch spring?
 

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was the guy you got it from the orginal owner? mabey the dealer did install it but i highly doubt it. i believe mine is just a raw metal color on my 05
 

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Yes, he was the original owner! Bought it at the dealer Alan johnston. I even called there and they said they only changed the belt and switch! Something doesn't seem right! The dealer told me it should look like bare metal to. The old owner still say's he never touched it only dealer maintained. So my next thing is would I be wasting my time on put the EPI red primary spring in when there is a unknown red spring already in there? Or should I wait and get a complete EPI clutch kit. What is the red spring apply for over sized tires? I have 27" XTR on ITP 14" 112 rims.
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does it rev preaty good before it enguages? don't know if you ever rode a buddys stock machine mabey to compair? the outer cover on the clutch what color is it? red, blue, or regular metal color? the parts look up doesn't tell what color spring but says three different colors for the outer "spider" thingy. does the center bolt look like a impact has been on it, rounded head or tell if it has been off? dealer should have not had to take off to change belt. kinda weird. if you allready have the red spring from your friend why not try it and see if any different, set them side by side also to compair before you reinstall one of them.
 

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It doesn't seem to rev high to me before it engauges. I don't have anyone around that I can compare it to. Only a 07 700 Grizzly with EPI clutch kit and I know what you mean when you say by reving high before it engauges It lifts his front end up like nothing. I am going to go out to the garage in half an hour take the off cover, pull the spring out and compare the two. Oh about the primary bolt I already impacted the bolt off before when I changed the belt with a Arctic Cat belt Double clogged. Then I found you need a puller to take the clutch off. So I slipped it on. One thing I noticed was the belt chattered for a long time, I have put on 170 miles on it since I changed it and when it warms up and I leave it in gear it still chatters and is gone when in Neutral. I checked belt deflection and it is good 24mm. I going to go to the garage campare the springs and strengths. Yes it does look like the red one in the link you posted!
Thank you for your help so far!
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chatters? squeals is what it should do when the belt is on the tight side of the defelection or adjustment. that's a good thing, when it goes away time to check the defelection. when idleing while in gear it should do this, not neutral or when moving. as long as it doesn't "creep" or move while in gear at a idle you should be good.
 

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Ya I meant squeals. Well I took it apart and found that the outside of the spring was painted red only on half a side which was facing me. When I took it out the rest of it was bare metal, the new spring was half a inch longer and stiffer. Sorry I didn't reply back sooner, I had a hard time getting off the bike. :tongue_nana: I just wanted to drive and drive I love it! I can't wait to get the Complete EPI clutch kit :super_happy: Thank you Kevin & everyone for your input! Not worthy: This site can really help! She revs higher now before engaugement :super_happy:
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