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Zuma Clutch Problem? Advice needed

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Posted 16 June 2015 - 06:52 AM

Hi Bros,

Looking for a little advice on my 2004 Zuma. It starts up and the motor runs fine but it doesn't accelerate like it used to, it is down on top speed and after being ridden for a while or on hot days it gets extra doggy. It feels like the clutch doesn't grab like it should. Do the drive belts ware out on these things? Do the weights do something they shouldn’t after high miles? The Zuma probably has 10k+ miles but the odometer broke at 06660 so that probably has something to do with its recent short comings.

Any advice would be appreciated.


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Posted 16 June 2015 - 07:18 AM

Hey Zach - I JUST had an issue with mine that I resolved by completely rebuilding my clutch for no more cost than $10 and some time. I had found that the original grease was shot causing the clutch to not move like it should. So, I removed the clutch entirely and cleaned the entire assembly. I then repacked it with a Lucas Oil high-temp (red) tube grease. At the same time I replaced the clutch springs. This fixed the issue with the clutch. Additionally, at the same time, I replaced the weights (~$25) in the variator as those has started to flatten. I found the drive belt to be fine actually. There are guides on how to do it, but really once you get into it -it's pretty easy. At the same time grease up your kick starter, and change the rear gear oil and you have done all you can to the transmission...
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Posted 16 June 2015 - 07:35 AM

I love the internet. Thanks for the help Brian.
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Posted 16 June 2015 - 08:15 AM

It's probably fairly easy but you should get someone else to do it. You don't want to get your hands greasy with all of those fancy wedding pictures coming up.
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Posted 16 June 2015 - 08:33 AM

No worries Zach. I will say I have noted performance increases since performing that maintenance. Nothing more on the top end or anything...
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Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:32 AM

View Postskell15, on 16 June 2015 - 08:15 AM, said:

It's probably fairly easy but you should get someone else to do it. You don't want to get your hands greasy with all of those fancy wedding pictures coming up.

Does he even know how to spin a wrench??
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Posted 16 June 2015 - 09:36 AM

Rear tire is prob flat.
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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:06 AM

View Postcra_fizzer, on 16 June 2015 - 09:32 AM, said:

Does he even know how to spin a wrench??

After all of his crashes, I certainly hope so.
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Posted 18 June 2015 - 10:03 PM

Take off the Trans case, look at your variator weights. As stated in this thread, your clutch and belt as well. Stuff does wear out. especially when your at 11 O'clock most of the time.

Clean the carb, new plug, gear oil, air filter.
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Posted 18 June 2015 - 10:12 PM

I've got some spare parts.
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