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Wife had a 2000 ZL 500 (non-EFI) and the cluch is engaging above 5000 RPM. It also seems ot be reving high over 8000 RPM at higher sppeds. This sled has only 800 miles on it or so - Obviously it sat unused for sometime before we got it. Coul dthe clutch just be sticking? Perhaps corosion somwhere from sitting? There's no lube points- anyone have any suggestions? Could the 'self-lubricating' biottons just be replaced? Any suggesions appreciated. Also if anyone knows anyone that works on thse near the St. Paul, MN area that might be a good plan B.

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Check all the bushings in the primary clutch. Especially the weight bushings, cats like to eat the weight bushings. Then check the secondary bushings while you're at it, they may cause it to not shift properly.

That sled should probably engage at 4500 RPM and shift out at 8500. 5000 may not be that far out of line if someone played with the clutch.
 
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