2012 Sherco clutch

Discussion in 'Trials' started by broncobowsher, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    Not to be a Debbie Downer but I also tried this on my old '14 Sherco 3.0 ST. I couldn't feel a difference between 4 springs and 6. So, I put the other two back in. YMMV. I got better feel out of adding a flywheel weight (which may be a totally different subject) and my clutch used to freeze-up some even if the bike sat for just a week or so.
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  2. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    Like so many things it depends on the individual bike.

    I've ridden and worked on Shercos across a wide range of model years that had wonderful 6-springs clutches. A 2006 2.9, and a 2014 X-Ride are two stellar standouts. Others, like my 2016 Factory, had hyper clutches that were very much helped by dropping out two springs.
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  3. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    I guess I should feedback. It didn't last long. Clutch was still dragging bad. Put a new clutch in and it was happy again. Put all the springs back in as well. I liked that feel better with the new clutch.
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  4. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    My 2016 made it hard to maintain traction on very loose uphill transitions, the clutch was that finicky. Minus two springs helped, but the cost was in less thrust on max power stuff. Since I do much less of the latter the compromise was worth it. I never did get to try changing out the few 'race' friction plates with all older-style friction plates (there was a mix of both). That may have been the ticket to less grabby while retaining the six springs. The 'race' plates have a notch in the engaging tabs.

    My 2017 with the new clutch is a dream. My fav clutch ever and that includes my Stu Preston modified GasGas Replica clutch. New Sherco is not at all grabby in the slip zone yet I can dump a ton of power into it very predictably. I don't have to worry about over- or under-doing it.
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