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post #1 of 18 Old 10-28-2018, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Removing clutch basket

Is there a trick to removing the clutch basket on a 2nd gen? I've pulled the bearing and the sleeve. I've still not got enough room to pull the basket or I've missed something somewhere.

As long as I'm starting a thread, I'm looking for a knock that sounds like it's in the clutch. It's been slowly getting louder over the years. I was expecting to find a basket with loose rivets. So far, I can't tell. The basket did slide a fair bit in and out. Maybe that means something.

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post #2 of 18 Old 10-29-2018, 01:09 AM
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Do you mean the roller needle bearing and sleeve from the center of the flywheel??? if you have done all of that then with a pull outward dropping the wheel down and left onto the shaft it should come out wiggling bottom left out first, can you post a picture?
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Sounds maybe silly, but is a crankshaft lobe blocking the removal of your clutch basket? On a gen 4 this can happen.
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noise. Now I'm wondering if it's up top and I had it wrong all along

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https://youtu.be/q6gQ9h3TEBI

noise. Now I'm wondering if it's up top and I had it wrong all along

Yo! Spin the crank to TDC! the basket is interfering with the #4 connecting rod because it's not at TDC or BDC. You can kind of see that in the video of the flywheel being constrained. Rotate the crank to make it clear. The basket should come right off.

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Oh, for crying out loud. I was in such a hurry to get this done that I completely forgot to set TDC. Thanks for the tip.

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Oh, for crying out loud. I was in such a hurry to get this done that I completely forgot to set TDC. Thanks for the tip.

Yeah, don't beat yourself up over a simple mistake like that. That's our job as forum members! I mean...to help you out, not beat you up over it.

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Sounds maybe silly, but is a crankshaft lobe blocking the removal of your clutch basket? On a gen 4 this can happen.
Evidently, it's not a silly suggestion at all. You were 100% correct. Thanks!

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Yeah, don't beat yourself up over a simple mistake like that. That's our job as forum members! I mean...to help you out, not beat you up over it.
That's what I'm afraid of!

The basket and associated parts are all good. I've got troubles elsewhere. As time allows, I'll poke around further and update this thread. I appreciate the help/suggestions.

ETA I'm a big fat liar. Evidently, the basket is NOT good. The springs in the back are mostly loose. They're supposed to have a bit of preload on them per a local independent shop. The rivets are fine, and that was what I thought would be bad. Furthermore, there are the beginnings of grooves on the basket from the clutch plates. Initially, I thought they were nothing more than marks. With my fingernail, I can feel them. Sooo...... This is going to cost me a bit of money. I'll see if I can even get a stock basket and hope this solves the noise issue.

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I'm finally getting around to putting this thing back together. The 4 torque limiter springs need to be assembled correctly. Does this look right?
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I may be talking to myself at this point. Gen2 ZX10s are mostly extinct-I can't remember the last time I saw one on the road. In the event that someone stumbles upon this in a search one day, I'm going to keep updating the thread.

The bad clutch basket advice that I was given was absolute horseshit. He may have genuinely believed that's what it was-but it wasn't.

That annoys me double because I spent money I don't have on parts I didn't need. Now I'm going to have to spend more money that I don't have to dive deeper.

I can't even sell the thing with this noise unless I give it away. Heck, even in top shape, it's a high mileage almost 13 year old bike. I won't see much money from it anyway.

The old lady got a bit stern with me last night when I talked about selling. "We can't afford a new one and you can't be without a bike, so you have e to fix this." Ha! Like I needed another reason to know she was the right woman for me!

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