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    I have only ridden the Beta 390 on the road a couple times and once off road up at Clough. The last ride was back in like Sept I think, warmed it up went to rip it around the block and clutch wouldn't disengage. So I took it apart and this is what I found. The outer portion of the stack was stuck together and overheated. New clutch time!

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    Re: Clutch

    Dang! I've somehow managed to burn out two clutches this year. I might start blaming Rotella.

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    Re: Clutch

    Get a piece of glass (or something perfectly flat) and make sure none of the plates are warped. Check the frictions and the steels...

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    Re: Clutch

    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    Get a piece of glass (or something perfectly flat) and make sure none of the plates are warped. Check the frictions and the steels...
    Parts of the friction disk are stuck to the steels, most of the stack is trashed. I'm just going to replace everything now so I don't have to mess with it.

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    Re: Clutch

    My FJR (I know completely different bike) came from the factory with a pre-lube or something on the plates. They'd stick all the time. It was actually a little dangerous as you could come into a stop sign, pull the clutch and the plates were stuck together and you'd keep going. I learned to bump the throttle when pulling in the clutch to knock them loose. There was a fix of pulling the clutch pack and wiping them down and soaking them overnight in fresh synthetic oil, wipe them down, and re-assemble. Fixed the issue for that problem.

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    Re: Clutch

    that sucks with such low hours. do the 390's have this issue? never read about it before ... what oil?

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    oh, and ... we need to hook up at Clough this season, i haven't been up in a while.

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    Re: Clutch

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    that sucks with such low hours. do the 390's have this issue? never read about it before ... what oil?

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    oh, and ... we need to hook up at Clough this season, i haven't been up in a while.

    It was the factory Motul oil, I have not been ale to find any info on it online so I'm thinking no it's not common. We absolutly do eed to catch up, I've only got it dirty once.

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