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Unread 06-30-2011, 09:17 PM   #1
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I read awhile ago about cleaning the primary clutch and spraying all the old grease off with brake clean then spraying a silicone grease back on.I have done a search and couldnt find this thread . I would greatly appreciate any info on this if anyone could help.Thanks in advance Tom
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Unread 06-30-2011, 11:35 PM   #2
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It has a zerk in it to grease, to clean you have to take the cover off. I guess you could use carb or brake clean to get excess grease from the inside, just don't spray your belt. Hope this helps!!!!!!!!
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Unread 07-01-2011, 09:42 AM   #3
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Thanks lurch, I am aware of the grease fitting but I was looking for the brand name of spray that someone said to use on the inner parts of the primary clutch as an annual maintenance. Thanks again for your reply
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Unread 07-01-2011, 11:14 AM   #4
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The biggies on here say to leave the internal parts (weights and shafts dry) (dust won't stick to them to cause wear). Just clean with parts cleaner, then grease (1 or 2 pumps with grease gun). wipe off excess.
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Unread 07-01-2011, 12:04 PM   #5
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Might have been me, with the G9 style clutch or the newer roller clutch that huge cover seems to keep the dirt out. I sprayed it all down with brake clean then used superlube spray on the pins and links that move...and not a lot just enough. Grease the zerk for the center bushing and it was all set. Make sure no grease/etc comes out anywhere before you put the belt on, can't let it get on the belt. Some old carts like G1 might not have zerks on primary (the original clutch) or secondary iirc some G2 do not have. Zerk is near the ramps on the secondary on back side, otherwise I use a little lithium spray grease through the spring, carb/brake clean to clean it.

A good chain lube for motorcycles would work. I just like the superlube because it is synthetic so it collects less dirt. Its clear, it goes on runny then dries to a light grease film that stays around. I bought it local. It is good for a lot of different things like door hinges because it makes less mess and you don't see it. Its not a real heavy duty lube, the grease version in the tube might work better for a 'grease' application. It looks like vaseline.
Amazon.com: Synco/Superlube 31110 Multipurpose Synthetic Based Grease: Automotive Amazon.com: Synco/Superlube 31110 Multipurpose Synthetic Based Grease: Automotive

I used a lot of superlube for chains, it does indeed collect less dirt. The spray version comes out kind of runny so it seeps into the chain, but then it dries into a light grease, that initial penetrating action it is ideal for chains.
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Unread 07-01-2011, 05:30 PM   #6
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Thanks Mike for the reply I thought about leaving it dry but it didnt seem right,but Im sure if you kept up on the maintenace you could see any wear,but I was really looking for the dry lube that SHO was talking about.Thanks for your help, all of you. Thats what makes this place so great!!!
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Unread 07-01-2011, 08:43 PM   #7
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Personally I think the dry lube is a good idea! I'm just going by what Smallblock said!!

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I just peeled apart a G2 clutch two of the three weights are broken. $68 each??? Wow, not sure how this will come out but can tell you that is why I lube my pins/links/weights! If I can't fix it I might see if I can wiggle out a deal for a aftermarket for the clone and put that clutch on that G2, which is just used by a retiree to get their mail anyway. It needs to be slow or people that borrow it will destroy it, they always do. That is the one some moron drilled the airbox full of holes and then cut a hole in the intake hose, the other day someone else overfilled the oil which filled the aircleaner with oil destroying that and releasing my duct tape covering the drilled holes. Person with this cart can't walk that far and has no car.
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Unread 07-05-2011, 03:44 PM   #9
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Superlube is not really a dry lube like silicone or graphite, but sort of in between since it is not that wet and does not collect a lot of dirt like plain oil would. Also the pins in there are more of a slow moving but high pressure wear that grease would better address than light oil.

Wow how are the new Drive clutches I see them on ebay for 320 shipped. Guy was telling me he can get polaris atv takeoffs for 250 not knowing what they are off of. But they have no dust cover and are usually weighted for higher rpm.
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