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post #1 of 14 Old 05-12-2017, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Clutch basket springs broke.

Last two nights I've helped a mate strip his engine down as he said his gear box had gone. 1st gear had gone months back but now the rest of the gears had started to jump & bang when reving it a bit, not a lot.. Which I thought was odd as you don't knacker a whole gear box like that?
Any way we got down to a perfect gear box!
So start to think what else it could be, then turn to the clutch basket, & take the tool out that holds it in place while out the bike, And it's that, we think some of the springs are broke. (no need for the big strip down)

So any one in the UK know where we can get it fixed or has anyone got one for sale?
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post #2 of 14 Old 05-12-2017, 04:57 AM
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Pls don't search used items. Get a new kit of ebc clutch plates and springs (from ebay or trusted dealer)
Have seen less than 100 bucks

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static springs for the pack or the springs in the back of the gear assembly?

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I hope it's not that much of a problem to fix and with the help on this board I'm sure you'll get it sorted.

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im wondering if the springs are just loose or actually broken, as many rattle in there after some use.

01 ZX-12R 8.84 @ 156.3 on dot tires, NA.... turbo 8.47 @ 164
00 ZX-12R 8.62 @ 165.2 no bars, slicks, 55 shot... turbo 8.32 @ 173
00 ZX-12R 1: 222.046 1.5: 226.390 Worlds Fastest NA Kawasaki
00 ZX-12R street turbo 1: 227.9 1.5: 234.1
00 ZX-12R LSR turbo 1: 249.5 1.5: 266.5 Worlds fastest ZX-12R CMG Racing RCC Turbos
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I wouldn't think that broken springs in the basket would cause the symptoms he is experiencing. I may be wrong, but I thought they were there to act as a "buffer" like the rubbers in the cush drive. If the bike is not staying in gear (any gear) I would look at the shift drum and forks. Then again I may be wrong, it wouldn't be the first time lol.

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i think we need good pics of the damage to be sure

01 ZX-12R 8.84 @ 156.3 on dot tires, NA.... turbo 8.47 @ 164
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00 ZX-12R 1: 222.046 1.5: 226.390 Worlds Fastest NA Kawasaki
00 ZX-12R street turbo 1: 227.9 1.5: 234.1
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Check where the foot change lever rotates on the footpeg hanger, a bit of dirt in there can cause this problem. Its well known on the zx9's and should be the first thing to check as it's easy to get to, strip clean regrease.

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Sorry for the delay but this page is playing up!
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Clutch basket springs. not the 6 springs Just to confirm, it isn't jumping out of gear.
Not sure if its my laptop or this site with all the adverts but this is the first time I can type & post for days!
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Well it was the clutch basket. Weather the springs were broke or just weak, I don't know? £350 here in the UK for a new one!
(Don't know what's up with this site at the moment? But I can only get on now & again!! )

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