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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2000, 10:47 AM
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driven clutch freeplay?

I have a 91 indy 500.I noticed the driven clutch can slide back and forth on the jackshaft about .030".
Is there supposed to be sideplay for the driven clutch?
thanks,
Joe

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2000, 07:49 PM
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Re: driven clutch freeplay?

I don't know about Polaris but Ski Doo calls for 1/16 to 1/8 inch play on the driven clutch. I thought I was missing some shims until I bought a Ski Doo repair manual and looked it up. I hope this helps.

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Re: driven clutch freeplay?

There is 2 schools of thought on this. One says let it float a bit if perfect alignment cannot be achieved with the available shims, the thought being it pull to the right position. The other is zero to 1/16, get, grind, make, borrow or steal whatever shims you need. Skidoo slowmotion video testing revealed that the "let it float" theory does not hold true and in most cases the secondary stayed right on the shaft when torque was applied even if it was out of alignment. I personally have found that secondaries left loose for many miles tend to get looser on the jackshaft. Best to shim em tight and aligned IMHO

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2000, 09:49 AM
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Re: driven clutch freeplay?

Don't worry about it. It is not out of the ordinary.

Snownut

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