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Old 05-26-2006, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, I have a new 06 grizz with about 450km on it. the other day I was out riding in and around the lake I live near. I never got water over the front rack but as I was coming out onto the beach, my belt started to slip. I went up on shore and parked so i was on an angle and pulled the drain plug. about 2 cups of water came out and it was real black. It ran fine after that. should I do anything to the unit now or will it be ok with just draining the belt cover?
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Old 05-26-2006, 01:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Major, you should be fine!

After each ride in water just grease the 2 nipples on each side of the rear wheels!
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Thanks for the speedy reply Beast that takes a load off.
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i read on another forum that after repeated "flooding" that the clutch should be greased so as to keep everything working right. You ever grease yours beast?
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Steve,Im real surprised no one else has brought this subject up before!Maybe my grizz was the only one to have a problem with water getting in the clutch.I to never had it over the rack,NOT even close and mine took on muddy water that got hung up in the clutch and the bike would just scream out at 6kph.It happened twice and finally the dealer replaced the clutch housing gasket and it seems to be OK.That is the only downfall on the yamahas is the grease in the clutch because when it mixes wth the mud and water its a **** of a mess.I just serviced the clutch and changed the belt as it was wore at 2400km,the water problem sucks and I dont know if anyone has had the same problem.
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I was only about half way up the front on the machine with the water. I was in and out of the water all day and never had any water the first few hours that I was out. Then all of a sudden it reved up real fast and barely moved. I drained it and things were good. I went home the same way as I came there and had no water at the end. Strange maybe I did take on a slug when I wasnt looking. I have to go in for a service before the warrenty is up at the end of summer. Maybe I should get them to have a look at that seal and re grease. Or does anyone think I should have this looked at sooner than later?
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Your clutch is probably alright and does not need immediate service but myself I would take the machine out and play in some deep water again to see if more water is getting in the clutch.

I found that the connections of the intake and exhaust lines to the clutch housing would let in a little water so I cleaned them and used some sealant on the connectioons. Since then no problems other than some water splashing in from the top.
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I agree with DKnard, make sure all your connections are tight and seal them up if you ride in water often, I went over my bike when it was brand new and I remember some of those gear clamps were slightly loose in places. I tightened everything up real good and I have never had any water in my clutch.

I have never had my clutch regreased but I am thinking I would like too, just to see what it looks like in there and to gauge often I would need to do it? If you are in the habit of riding fairly deep all the time and are frequently emptying your clutch out then a more frequent cleaning/regreasing may be in order? Also a snorkle will save a lot of headaches and money if this is what your into. Maintenance is cheaper than new parts. When you start loosing top speed and things are sluggish it is time for a regrease, but if you leave it too long it can get costly........Irv
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I have only has my clutch re-greased at normal services at the dealer!
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I would re-grease my clutch if I was you. When you are in that sandy water what gets into the clutch is very sandy and although the grease might look clean if you rub some between your fingers it will probably feel really gritty and that can't be good for the rollers.
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