CJDesigns Billet KTM LC8 Clutch basket

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  1. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    UPDATE Aug 1 2012:

    New batch is ready.


    2012 LC8 BILLET BASKET RUN INFO!

    Stock basket PN #60032001144 $473.98 (Price 2011)

    I offer this as a swap/ core charge, rebuild service.

    I try and have a few built ready to ship, but I need the stock ring gear and guts to assemble my basket to.

    FINAL PRICE:

    Price for this basket built, ready to install is $675. THESE ARE IN STOCK READY TO BE BUILT ON DEMAND.

    If you just want the basket and you do the install, price is $525
    (drill press or milling machine/ Arbor press is needed to remove the stock rivets and install new rivets, not recommended unless you are very experienced! )

    There will be a $350 core charge added on this. When I get your basket back, I will refund this amount when it arrives. If you want to send me your basket first for rebuilding there will be NO core charge. If I have them in stock you should have a new one in 2-3 days (USA). If not, 4-7 days after I get more cores in. I need the cores back ASAP. If I don't get it back in 2 weeks or less AFTER you have received it I may need to purchase new baskets just for the gear parts. AFTER 2 weeks has past you may loose your deposit. This is to motivate you to get this back to me ASAP. I can't build more Baskets with out these parts. If you have delays, PLEASE contact me ASAP.

    These prices do not include shipping. I will ship outside the USA. Money order/ Cashiers check is preferred payment method. PAYPAL PAYMENTS will add 4% to cover fees. I'm giving you the option, so you can get this as cheap as possible. Otherwise I could just jack the price up 4% and not offer this. Your choice. (Outside the USA/Canada- PAYPAL ONLY)

    I will also have case cover gaskets and Water pump kits in stock as this is the perfect time to replace that when the side cover is off.
    If you need just a case cover gasket I can send that with the basket.

    thank you,
    cj


    (Original Post Info 2-23-10)
    LAST RUN- SOLD OUT!

    I have 10 baskets complete ready to be assembled. Another batch is in the works but won't start for at least 4-6 weeks. Email me to get on the list.
    Currently all 10 are spoken for, if someone backs out a spot could open. Baskets will start to ship on Mon May 24.

    Stock on the left, CJ Designs on the right.
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    Get your name on the list now for the next batch.
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  2. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    hey CJ,
    care to explain about the missing notches on the basket?
    Is this the one for the last plate indexing on the stocker?
    I remember something about the factory ones being weak at that spot but can't recall details....:scratch
    :ear
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  3. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I kept breaking off the small tabs when using my Rekluse in extreme use. MX track/ Hair scramble/ Supermoto/ TT races/ Road racing.....

    I love the Rekluse so I needed a stronger basket.
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    This basket from an 04' has the riveted ring still on it. Ears failed at 16,000 miles. There was TSB about these rings potentially snapping. If you need to upgrade to a new basket, get the strongest.

    I was going through baskets every 15-18,000 miles.

    After my 2nd stock basket failing, I decided to build my own.

    Every clutch system I've seen and worked on has run the fibers in the same row, never staggered. Before I had the Rekluse put all the stock fiber in a row to test it out. Sure enough, 20,000 miles later, no issues.

    Built out of billet 6061, then hard coated it, This should last much longer.
    After testing in Mexico, 2-up w/ luggage, for 2,500 miles it's already proving stronger. This season I will continue to use this in the AHRMA road race series. Should be a great work-out on this part.

    New KTM basket.
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    My KTM basket after 2,500 miles from the end of last season.
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    My CJ Designs basket after 2,500 miles in Mexico. Same as when I put it in.
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  4. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    thanks for the explaining CJ,
    I never thought phasing the last plate helps with anything either, have mine inline with the others for the last 15K or so, no issues.
    One more farkle in my wish list from you I guess.....can I get a CJ account?


    :lol3
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  5. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Sure, send me a list.
    I'll work out a monthly payment plan.:evil

    I've added some new info to the first post on pricing.
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  6. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Gidday Craig, are people only experiencing this when using the rekluse? I had my clutch apart the other day and mine is still in spec at 55, 000 km's, of which "some" of those have been under heavy clutching. Just curious as I have been eyeballing the rekluse and by your posts it seems like this would be a logical install at the same time.

    Thanks
    Ted
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  7. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Hi Ted,

    I don't think many riders use there 950/990 that hard....personally. So I haven't seen many failures like mine. But it DID FAIL, so something needed to be done.

    I have one stock basket here that has not had a Rekluse installed and it's very grooved up from hard use w/ the stock clutch. Maybe 20-30,000 miles. Grooves form where the fibers hit the basket causing the clutch pack to stick and not release like it should. In my younger days when I couldn't afford a new basket, you'd file them flat again. It would shift better again..for awhile. But b/c of the larger gap they would pound back and forth more. Soon you would have grooves again.

    I've run other aftermarket baskets in the past and none of those places offered one for the LC8 motor and could build one at this time because of the low volume of these bikes.

    Some of the earlier bikes will be getting up in miles soon and may need a new basket when the clutch starts to slip.

    Now at least there is an option, if need be.

    If you're looking at a Rekluse and ride aggressively I would highly recommend this combo. The Rekluse, by design puts more load on the top ears. Most bikes have a clutch w/ a solid top, so it may have never shown up as an issue. I didn't build this just b/c, I built it b/c I NEEDED it. This should give you years of life w/ no worries about failure. If it does start to wear, you can keep tabs on it w/o catastrophic failure.

    I rode home from a local MX race, when looking over the bike and checking my free play in the system noticed I only had 7 of the 14 drive ears in tact.
    I was still able to move, but for how much long? I could even see the tab failure through my clear clutch cover.

    You will need to pull your large side clutch cover to install the basket. So I'd do this when you're rebuilding your water pump. I have a NEW shaft kit for this in the works too. Should be ready end of March.

    UPDATE: On the waterpump shafts

    This will be ready this week June 8th. I will have the shorter version for the older bikes and the longer for the newer bikes as well as rebuild and update kits including all the parts.
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  8. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Once again thanks from the 950 community :freaky
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  9. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I've got a few riders on the list already, if your interested in one from this batch keep me posted.
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  10. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Over half are spoken for.

    Release date set for May 17th. I will start building complete baskets then.

    Final price will be set when baskets are complete.

    Thanks for waiting.

    cj
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  11. ebrew

    ebrew Motorcycle A.D.D.

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    thanx
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  12. alex_piloto

    alex_piloto Adventurer

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    Craig,
    I just emailed you with my problem. for the record i am joining the list.

    Thanks,
    Alex

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  13. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    put me on the list.

    PM on the way
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  14. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I've got you down. There is one saved for you.
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  15. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    BTW, I can send the complete Rekluse/Basket combo too. Save on shipping and get a great deal.
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  16. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    I finally have the baskets back in my hands. I will start building them on Fri. Shipping them on Mon for those that have paid. I'll be posting a final price Fri. So far these have all been spoken for w/ a few names in reserve. Next batch is in the works but won't be started for at least 1 month. Get your name in now if you're interested so I can figure out how many to make.

    I'll be sending out invoices for those on the list Fri or Sat.

    Thanks for your patience.
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  17. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    Good news!

    Hope I'm still on the list :deal
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  18. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Yes.:thumb
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  19. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    FINAL Price for this batch has been posted in 1st post.

    *A small increase b/c of unexpected production costs and labor to install.
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  20. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Baskets started to ship on Tues.

    Those that made the first cut have been notified or should have them soon.

    Next build group will be waiting for more Basket cores to be returned. I will start building them as they show up and notify the next in line.

    I'll be gone until June 14th, so when I get home the next build group will start.
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