You can feel them with your fingernail. The face should be smooth. Fingernail check is quick and easy. Verify visually if there is anything catching or rough.From my experiences, it's always the movable side that cracks. Therefore, you will not be able to see them by just lowering the side panel and looking because you are then looking at the stationery side. As TMB says, you will need a mirror and a light. Look at movable side down near the center bearing. Cracks always start near center bearing and radiate outward.
Thunder does not do any balancing/machining. It is out sourced.I have found the same lip and kept running the clutches. It honestly made me nervous and I checked them a lot. I run 800 motors, which is obviously a little different animal.
Good thing about the new cover is your ability to adjust belt to sheave clearance. Does Thunder also machine the sheave when they do their balancing?
Thunder does not do any balancing/machining. It is out sourced.
This is Terry from Thunder Products Clutching. All machining, repair, blasting, replacement, de-glazing, assembly and balance is done in my shop at Thunder Products Clutching.I just checked with Terry at Thunder Clutching and they have bought the machinery and are doing all machining, balancing, etc in house and are working 7 days to get clutches out right now. Their current turnaround time is a week to a week and a half depending on parts needed.
john928 - Yours is a pretty quick job and will be worked on very soonThunder received mine on Monday. Hope to get it back next week!
The must have just got it. C&H marine In the soo was doing it for themI just checked with Terry at Thunder Clutching and they have bought the machinery and are doing all machining, balancing, etc in house and are working 7 days to get clutches out right now. Their current turnaround time is a week to a week and a half depending on parts needed.
Short answer is YES. Very substantial issues with stock Sidewinder primaries. Check out the Totally Yamaha Forum or read Yamaha forum here on HCS. Rollers fail all the time, clutch binds when it shifts, etc, etc. Many report rollers fail in only 300-500 miles. Lots of aftermarket companies selling lots of Sidewinder clutch parts to try to find an answer. Many say there is no solution except to replace stock primary with Tapp or STM or Pro-4. Also, some are using RX-1 or Apex primaries and say there are much better.Anybody know if yamaha is having issues with there sleds same motor but yammy clutching . Maybe that's the way to go for a fix as it seems cat is just replacing garbage with garbage till warranty is over then they have you over the barrel to buy going forward . New to these turbos with a 2019 xf9 cc going to check mine this morning . Never had these issues with 8,s
bring it to your dealer, my buddy just got warranty on his clutch its a 2019 tcat out of warranty with about 3500 miles. i cracked mine last year and arctic cat replaced it 2018 tcat I was also out of warranty. if the dealer isn't getting you warranty, call cat they will come good for itWell little pissed 3000 km on my 19 xf9 cc bone stock and I found a crack. Looked up tapp pricing here in Canada 2000.00 ouch Do I just ride it or replace , don't no what I should do . Will it blow if just trail riding