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Wife has 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? Anyway to fix this without removing the clutch? 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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it probbly has a clutch kit in it for the higher engaugement but it has to rev over 8000 rpms other wise it will be down about 20 HP. 8700 is stock if I rember right.. My stock zl 500 engauge about 5000 and reved about 8700.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (StrangeC @ Jan 28 2007, 02:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Wife has 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? Anyway to fix this without removing the clutch? 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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Is there any chance the primary spring has ever been replaced? Your best bet is to remove the clutch, dissassemble and inspect. I'm just east of you in River Falls if you need more help. Also, these were INTENDED to rev over 8K. Those early non-PV'd twins needed to spin pretty fast to make all that power! :D

edit: Should have read GregB's post! :D
 

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No clutch kit- sled is all stock with 800 miles. Has yellow spring with white stripe= stock.

So engagement at 5500RPM and running up to 9000RPM is normal for this sled?


And if not- the only way to clena it is to remove it and take it apart?


River Falls isn't far at all- What do you suggest?
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (StrangeC @ Jan 28 2007, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
No clutch kit- sled is all stock with 800 miles. Has yellow spring with white stripe= stock.

So engagement at 5500RPM and running up to 9000RPM is normal for this sled?


And if not- the only way to clena it is to remove it and take it apart?


River Falls isn't far at all- What do you suggest?[/b]
I would pull the primary, replace the spring w/new, and just give both clutches a good "once-over" Could even throw some "go-faster goodies" in there while you're at it. ;)
 
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