How to Oil Centrifugal Clutch

If you own a dirt bike, then there’s a good chance you’ve had to deal with a centrifugal clutch at some point. These clutches are used to disengage the engine from the drive train, and they can require periodic oiling to keep them running smoothly.

How to Oil Centrifugal Clutch

This article will show you how to oil centrifugal clutch quickly and easily. We’ll also discuss some of the common problems with these clutches and provide some tips for troubleshooting them. Stay tuned!

Summary: In this article, we will be discussing how to oil a centrifugal clutch. This is a very important step for ensuring that your vehicle’s clutch functions properly and lasts for a long time. By following these simple instructions, you can ensure that your clutch is in good shape and will last for years to come.

10 Steps to Follow: How to Oil Centrifugal Clutch

Step 1: Remove the Chain From the Clutch

To remove the chain from the bike, first loosen the nut at the end of the clutch cable. Then remove the cable from its anchor on one side of the bike. Next, slide off the protective cap at the other end of the cable. Finally, pull the chain off over the largest sprocket.

Step 2: Position Your Bike for Access to Clutch Cover

Put your bike on a stand or prop it securely so that it will not fall. The clutch cover sits directly above the engine cases, behind one of the rear wheel spokes. It is held in place by five bolts two on the left side and three on the right.

Step 3: Remove the Cover

Make a note of which bolt goes where. They are all different lengths and must be replaced in their original positions. Then, angle a wrench to parallel to an appropriate fastener, put your weight behind it, and break each bolt loose, working counter-clockwise around the clutch cover. Use the appropriate wrench size.

Step 4: Remove the Gasket From the Cover

Lay a rag in front of and under the engine. Rock it back and forth to ensure no gasket fragments remain stuck to the mating surface. Clean this off with solvent and a wire brush if necessary.

Step 5: Loosen the Clutch Cable Anchor Nuts

Remove the clutch cable anchor nuts, ensuring that you have a good hold on them because they are under spring pressure. Open the hood and locate the battery cover. Lift the cover up and disconnect the negative terminal of the battery by loosening the nut holding it in place. You can use a socket or a wrench to remove the nut.

 Your Bike for Access  to Clutch Cover

Step 6: Tap Oil into Cover

Put the end of the oil pump hose over the hole in the engine where the oil comes out and squirt several ounces of clean engine oil through this opening to lubricate the engine’s internals.

Step 7: Add Oil to Clutch Housing

Put the end of the oil pump hose into one of the three holes around the outer edge of the clutch housing, and squirt several ounces of clean engine oil through this opening to lubricate all parts of the clutch.

Step 8: Replace Gasket and Cover

Slide the new gasket into position smear it with clean engine oil. Put the cover in place, loosely install the bolts and wire them together (so that they will not fall out), then tighten all 5 to 12 ft-lbs (16.2 Nm). Next, replace the clutch cable anchor nuts, tighten them until they flush with the cover’s top, then snip off any projecting bolt ends.

Step 9: Reattach Chain

Put the chain back on over the sprockets, replace the protective cap at the cable’s end, make sure it’s seated correctly, and re-tighten its anchor nut. Now adjust your clutch by turning the adjusting screw until you feel resistance when rotating the wheel. Next, turn it down until you cannot turn the wheel, then back it up one-quarter of a turn. You should now be able to engage the clutch, but it should slip. Try riding your bike around a bit and then recheck the adjustment for proper resistance and slippage.

Step 10: Test the Clutch

To fix a slipping clutch on a bike, put the bike in gear and rev the engine a few times. Then, adjust the clutch cable anchor bolt to take up any slack. To test if the clutch is working properly, try braking at different speeds. The clutch should engage and disengage smoothly.

Test the Clutch

Why Does Your Go-Kart Clutch Smoke?

It’s simply the clutch needs oil to work. There are two main types of clutches wet and dry. The difference between them is whether they have any oil or not. A wet clutch is just that, and it has oil in the centre of the hub to lubricate all moving parts. The downside to this is that some oil will be pushed out through the seals with time and use, thus creating smoke when you release your foot from the throttle.

However, if you own a go-kart with a wet clutch, you can stop smoking to a point. Then, just keep driving it, and the oil will build up again, but if you are constantly creating smoke, your clutch will probably need an overhaul. Now, let’s look at dry clutches.

These are not as common on go-karts as wet clutches because they do not have any oil at all in them. Instead, they have a series of metal-to-metal contact points which wear themselves as you use the throttle, creating heat and friction as they grip the hub drum. So, again, if your dry clutch constantly smokes, it is probably time to replace it or rebuild it.

What Is the Best Oil for a Centrifugal Clutch?

The best oil for a centrifugal clutch is any light, non-detergent oil. You should use the right kind of oil for your motorcycle or ATV. Use a quality oil that has been specifically designed to meet the unique demands of the centrifugal clutch system.

Please do not use a wet clutch oil, as it will turn into a sticky gum and make your entire transmission stick. There are products available from most motorcycle shops that have been formulated with the correct viscosity for centrifugal clutches.

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Is Oil for a Centrifugal Clutch the Same as Automatic Transmission Fluid?

No, automatic transmission fluid is specially formulated to work in an automatic transmission. It would help if you never used automatic transmission fluid in a crankcase or clutch housing because it will break down the seals.

Instead, stick with products designed specifically for use in centrifugal clutches. Centrifugal clutch oil is used in many industries. In addition to being used in car clutches, centrifugal clutch oil is also found in heavy machinery and snowmobiles.

It’s also common for forklifts to have a special “sling” on the forks that uses centrifugal oil to press a plate against the load. As a result, they don’t have to waste any power cranking down on the load. So if you want to be a mechanic of forklifts at your workplace or want to learn more about them, knowing about centrifugal clutch oil and how it works is pretty important.


When you oil a centrifugal clutch, it will last longer. You should periodically check the fluid level and top off as needed. The process is relatively easy to do yourself with just a few essential tools available at any auto parts store.

With regular maintenance, your car’s engine won’t have to work so hard, and it’ll keep running for years to come! We hope this blog post was helpful to guide you on how to oil centrifugal clutch. If you have any further questions, please leave them in the comments section below. Thank you so much for reading!

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