2018 HONDA CRF CLUTCH RECALL

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8/16/2018 12:52 PM

Is this just for the 250r? I thought the 250r and 450r used the same clutch with the judder spring. Anyone have any more info on the recall?

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8/16/2018 12:55 PM

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8/16/2018 2:17 PM

250 only...good on them for doing it too

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Current rides: 2019 CRF450RWE and 2019 TC300
Occasional ride for VMX: 1985 CR500RF
Adventure/Road bike: CRF1000L

8/17/2018 2:18 AM

Replaced mine with the rekluse basket when I heard some were having issues.

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2018 CRF250R

8/17/2018 9:02 AM

Replacement baskets on backorder. A lot of people are steamed. Sales of any new 250's have been put on hold at the local dealership. My buddy went rekluse as well.

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11/8/2018 12:33 PM

Dustin_McGovney23 wrote:

Is this just for the 250r? I thought the 250r and 450r used the same clutch with the judder spring. Anyone have any more info on the recall?

I read that the recall was the clutch basket and judder spring I also have a rekluse to put in my 18 crf 250 but what do I do about the judder spring ? Thanks

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11/8/2018 12:34 PM

feelit2morrow wrote:

Replaced mine with the rekluse basket when I heard some were having issues.

read that the recall was the clutch basket and judder spring I also have a rekluse to put in my 18 crf 250 but what do I do about the judder spring ? Thanks

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11/8/2018 12:51 PM

Dustin_McGovney23 wrote:

Is this just for the 250r? I thought the 250r and 450r used the same clutch with the judder spring. Anyone have any more info on the recall?

sam.gilpin242 wrote:

I read that the recall was the clutch basket and judder spring I also have a rekluse to put in my 18 crf 250 but what do I do about the judder spring ? Thanks

Throw it in the garbage where it belongs.
Replace it with a standard plate.

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11/8/2018 12:56 PM

feelit2morrow wrote:

Replaced mine with the rekluse basket when I heard some were having issues.

What do you do with your judder spring

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11/8/2018 3:22 PM

sam.gilpin242 wrote:

What do you do with your judder spring

With the radius cx kit which I installed it comes out. You use rekluse pack so it's not needed if I remember correctly.

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2018 CRF250R

11/8/2018 4:19 PM

Our local dealer STILL doesn't have a replacement basket available after request 2 months ago for a local customer.
Is what it is - we bought a hinson - but what a pain!

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11/8/2018 4:22 PM

Not sure who your dealer is but the recall parts are readily available. We've fixed all the units on the floor and taken care of all our customers. It was quick and easy.

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11/8/2018 4:45 PM

mxracin wrote:

Not sure who your dealer is but the recall parts are readily available. We've fixed all the units on the floor and taken care of all our customers. It was quick and easy.

Odd

Been quite frustrating...

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11/8/2018 10:18 PM

Why and how can a major corporation like Honda still trying to figure out how clutches work ? This stuff has gone on one way or another for years. Crazy.

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70 SL90, 74 TS125, 76 YZ80, 77 YZ80,78 YZ100,78 XR75,79 CR125,80 CR125
81 CR125,81 RM125,96 CR500,97 CR250,00 CR250,02 KX250,06 CRF450,11 CRF450
14 KXF450,15 KXF450,14 KXF450,18 FC450

11/8/2018 10:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/8/2018 10:37 PM

poser45xxxxx wrote:

Why and how can a major corporation like Honda still trying to figure out how clutches work ? This stuff has gone on one way or another for years. Crazy.

Could ask KTM why they can't figure out spokes since they tend to snap / come loose on every new KTM / HUSKY. Or Kawasaki why they can't figure out chain sliders that don't get chewed to hell after 3 hours, Yamaha...etc. etc.

All new engine for Honda, gonna be some growing pains just like first year new cars, etc. You can R&D for years and still find issues creep up once it's bought by consumers.

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"Asking this question here is analogous to going to a KrispyKreme store and asking the patrons if you should have a doughnut."-NotCore

Current bike: 2017 CRF250R
Previous bikes: 2019 YZ250F, 2016 CRF250R, 2016 YZ125, 2016 SX150, 2016 YZ250F, 2015 YZ250F, 2014 YZ250F, 2012 YZ250F, 2004 YZ250F, 2001 CR125

11/9/2018 1:05 AM

poser45xxxxx wrote:

Why and how can a major corporation like Honda still trying to figure out how clutches work ? This stuff has gone on one way or another for years. Crazy.

usafwx wrote:

Could ask KTM why they can't figure out spokes since they tend to snap / come loose on every new KTM / HUSKY. Or Kawasaki why they can't figure out chain sliders that don't get chewed to hell after 3 hours, Yamaha...etc. etc.

All new engine for Honda, gonna be some growing pains just like first year new cars, etc. You can R&D for years and still find issues creep up once it's bought by consumers.

Honda clutches have been terrible for the last 10 years

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11/9/2018 10:09 AM

moto#52 wrote:

Honda clutches have been terrible for the last 10 years

I've only had 2 Hondas and I'm easy on the clutch, but have never had an issue. Interesting, I'll keep an eye out on my new bike now thanks.

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"Asking this question here is analogous to going to a KrispyKreme store and asking the patrons if you should have a doughnut."-NotCore

Current bike: 2017 CRF250R
Previous bikes: 2019 YZ250F, 2016 CRF250R, 2016 YZ125, 2016 SX150, 2016 YZ250F, 2015 YZ250F, 2014 YZ250F, 2012 YZ250F, 2004 YZ250F, 2001 CR125

11/9/2018 10:19 AM

usafwx wrote:

I've only had 2 Hondas and I'm easy on the clutch, but have never had an issue. Interesting, I'll keep an eye out on my new bike now thanks.

450 Honda clutches have been weak for a decade....Pretty well known that their 4 spring design was a joke.

At least it is an easy fix.

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Jason Anderson FTW

11/9/2018 10:21 AM

BobPA wrote:

450 Honda clutches have been weak for a decade....Pretty well known that their 4 spring design was a joke.

At least it is an easy fix.

Gotcha anything I should modify on my 250?

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"Asking this question here is analogous to going to a KrispyKreme store and asking the patrons if you should have a doughnut."-NotCore

Current bike: 2017 CRF250R
Previous bikes: 2019 YZ250F, 2016 CRF250R, 2016 YZ125, 2016 SX150, 2016 YZ250F, 2015 YZ250F, 2014 YZ250F, 2012 YZ250F, 2004 YZ250F, 2001 CR125

11/9/2018 10:27 AM

usafwx wrote:

I've only had 2 Hondas and I'm easy on the clutch, but have never had an issue. Interesting, I'll keep an eye out on my new bike now thanks.

BobPA wrote:

450 Honda clutches have been weak for a decade....Pretty well known that their 4 spring design was a joke.

At least it is an easy fix.

usafwx wrote:

Gotcha anything I should modify on my 250?

Normal fix

Remove judder springs
Remove first/small judder spring clutch plate
Replace with normal clutch plate

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11/9/2018 10:29 AM

Derek Harris wrote:

Normal fix

Remove judder springs
Remove first/small judder spring clutch plate
Replace with normal clutch plate

Awesome, had no idea this was an issue. Thanks for the help.

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"Asking this question here is analogous to going to a KrispyKreme store and asking the patrons if you should have a doughnut."-NotCore

Current bike: 2017 CRF250R
Previous bikes: 2019 YZ250F, 2016 CRF250R, 2016 YZ125, 2016 SX150, 2016 YZ250F, 2015 YZ250F, 2014 YZ250F, 2012 YZ250F, 2004 YZ250F, 2001 CR125