ZX-14 | ZX-12R | ZX-11 | ZX-10R | ZX-9R | ZX-7R | ZX-6R | 500R | 250R | Concours14 | Z1000 | Z750 | Versys | Vulcan | KLR | KLX

2000 Clutch issues!

This is a discussion on 2000 Clutch issues! within the ZX-12R forums, part of the Kawasaki Motorcycles category; I just purchased a 2000 12r and I'm experiencing some very severe clutch chatter...Violent chatter! I was told the clutch was new right before i ...


Kawasaki Forums
Go Back   Kawasaki Forum :: KawasakiWorld.com > Kawasaki Motorcycles > ZX-12R


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-25-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
Member
 
From: Minnesota
Joined: Apr 2012

I Ride: 2000 zx12r

Posts: 41
2000 Clutch issues!

I just purchased a 2000 12r and I'm experiencing some very severe clutch chatter...Violent chatter! I was told the clutch was new right before i got it. (aftermarket) I got it home and performed the mods to the inner hub and puller to aid in oiling. It helped alot but didn't eliminate it. I put in a Falicon basket and enlarged the oil holes I drilled in the hub the first time. It street drives okay but if I try to launch it hard it gets really grabby. I have since pulled it apart again to find my recent test runs actually blued a couple steels and broke a friction disc. I ordered a set of OEM frictions and steels to start fresh with a good clutch. Is there anything I may be overlooking before I destroy a new set of discs??? My stack height is right at 2.23 now.
   
 
Old 04-26-2012, 06:19 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
holeshot's Avatar
 
From: Gainesville.......
Joined: Feb 2010

I Ride: zx12 2002 and 02 ZRX1200
I Race: ZX12R 2002

Posts: 1,566
Quote:
I just purchased a 2000 12r and I'm experiencing some very severe clutch chatter...Violent chatter! I was told the clutch was new right before i got it. (aftermarket) I got it home and performed the mods to the inner hub and puller to aid in oiling. It helped alot but didn't eliminate it. I put in a Falicon basket and enlarged the oil holes I drilled in the hub the first time. It street drives okay but if I try to launch it hard it gets really grabby. I have since pulled it apart again to find my recent test runs actually blued a couple steels and broke a friction disc. I ordered a set of OEM frictions and steels to start fresh with a good clutch. Is there anything I may be overlooking before I destroy a new set of discs??? My stack height is right at 2.23 now.
No telling what clutch was in there??? Going with the new stock stuff is the right direction......
   
 
Old 04-26-2012, 06:26 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
winters19's Avatar
 
From: Indiana
Joined: Oct 2011

I Ride: 2000 ZX12R

Posts: 366
Did you soak the plates and fibers in oil of a few hours? Installing them dry will ruin them in a flash.
   
 
Old 04-26-2012, 06:36 AM   #4
Member
 
From: Minnesota
Joined: Apr 2012

I Ride: 2000 zx12r

Posts: 41
Brand unknown.. Not stock though. Had steels with little dimples everywhere?? I'm not sure if they got soaked or not, it was already done when I got it. Looked almost dusty dry though the first time I pulled it apart. Damage might have already been done I guess.
   
 
Old 04-26-2012, 06:39 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
winters19's Avatar
 
From: Indiana
Joined: Oct 2011

I Ride: 2000 ZX12R

Posts: 366
Quote:
Brand unknown.. Not stock though. Had steels with little dimples everywhere?? I'm not sure if they got soaked or not, it was already done when I got it. Looked almost dusty dry though the first time I pulled it apart. Damage might have already been done I guess.
Dang, I'd get a new clutch pack and start over (OEM). Change the oil a few times while you're at it.
   
 
Old 04-26-2012, 09:49 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
holeshot's Avatar
 
From: Gainesville.......
Joined: Feb 2010

I Ride: zx12 2002 and 02 ZRX1200
I Race: ZX12R 2002

Posts: 1,566
Quote:
Brand unknown.. Not stock though. Had steels with little dimples everywhere?? I'm not sure if they got soaked or not, it was already done when I got it. Looked almost dusty dry though the first time I pulled it apart. Damage might have already been done I guess.
Probably the stock steels but aftermarket fibers.....
You`re on the right track ordering new OEM stuff...Good luck....
   
 
Old 05-06-2012, 01:42 PM   #7
Member
 
From: Minnesota
Joined: Apr 2012

I Ride: 2000 zx12r

Posts: 41
OEMS seem to be working well so far. Haven't really beat on it yet due to cold damp weather, but so far no shake! Smooth!
   
 
Old 05-06-2012, 01:55 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
holeshot's Avatar
 
From: Gainesville.......
Joined: Feb 2010

I Ride: zx12 2002 and 02 ZRX1200
I Race: ZX12R 2002

Posts: 1,566
Quote:
OEMS seem to be working well so far. Haven't really beat on it yet due to cold damp weather, but so far no shake! Smooth!
WTG brother....Glad to hear the good news....
   
 
Old 05-06-2012, 03:48 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
KZScott's Avatar
 
From: Ontario, Canada
Joined: Jan 2007

I Race: Big Ninjas, NA, Nitrous, Turbo, anything I get a chance to pilot

Posts: 5,212
Quote:
Did you soak the plates and fibers in oil of a few hours? Installing them dry will ruin them in a flash.
no need for a soak. you just need to wipe a little on when you install them
   
 
Old 05-06-2012, 04:41 PM   #10
Member
 
From: Minnesota
Joined: Apr 2012

I Ride: 2000 zx12r

Posts: 41
Never quite understood the whole soak theory either! I've always just wet them and tossed them in. As I've always understood its just to keep them from running dry against the steels?? They seem as wet after 2 sec or 2 hours.
   
 
Old 05-09-2012, 10:42 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
wylde's Avatar
 
From: NYC
Joined: Jul 2005


Posts: 2,839
yeah,, everyone seems to do TOO many things at once and then expects improvements, BUT you dont know where they were made...
one at a time.. the first one is to do research online or on the boards,, and then start.. i wouldnt have drilled any holes anywhere... my bike doesnt have any and runs flawless... OEM wouldve been a good start. both steels and fibers,, then HD springs, a Falicon is what i run and a good choice, ive never measured in american,, digital callipers and a 57.6 mm stack is what i believe is correct. dont quote that spec. always want to be on the high side. a new cable doesnt hurt, and sharp edges out. after all that if all is not well i would post new findings and take it from there! ive soaked and light oiled and havent found any difference either way
   
Reply

  Kawasaki Forum :: KawasakiWorld.com > Kawasaki Motorcycles > ZX-12R


Search tags for this page
05 vulcan 2000 clutch adjustment
,
2000 vulcan clutch
,
2000 zx 11 problems
,
2000 zx 9r how long soak clutch disk
,
2000 zx12 clutch oil issues
,

cluch drive kawasaki vulcan 2000

,
clutch issues with zx12 2000
,

clutch problems vulcan 2000

,
outtrr clutch basket problems zx12 kawasaki
,
vulcan 2000 clutch problems
,
vulcan clutch
,

zx12r clutch chatter

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
annoying and ongoing clutch issues londonzx12 ZX-12R 21 09-19-2011 03:05 PM
Big time clutch issues HELP NEEDED! londonzx12 ZX-12R 11 08-04-2011 10:49 AM
zx-11 clutch issues ssduff ZX-11 6 11-02-2010 12:14 PM
Clutch issues!!! Chango ZX-12R 5 07-16-2009 07:11 PM
More clutch issues. popo8 ZX-12R 13 05-01-2006 06:25 AM