Clutches...oh my...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by focallength, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. focallength

    focallength Handling it

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    Ok, so I need a new clutch (plates,springs,friction), ive used ebc in the past, with ok results. But...i need a good, reliable heavy duty clutch. Being as every manufacturer makes the worlds best clutch, im having trouble choosing which best clutch to buy.
    so with a little help and input im hoping yall can help me out. I dont really want to spend $200 on a clutch, but im not opposed to it.

    So whatcya got watchya use, what works what dosent?
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  2. Homerb

    Homerb Been here awhile

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    Ive used a Barnett hd clutch in the past. Very happy with it.
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  3. focallength

    focallength Handling it

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    ive heard good things about barnett, but they are pricey.
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  4. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Ebc
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  5. focallength

    focallength Handling it

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    Thats what ive used in the past, just the average $70 clutch set. Im just wondering if theres something better.
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  6. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    hey focall it might be best to say what bike you have so more direct experience can be had...sometimes afermarket stuff works better on certain brand and models than others...

    anyway I just did my clutch on my xr and like above post its a combo replacement...

    oem fibers and metal plates(oem is really best) and ebc heavy duty springs.

    its a good combo in my book...

    cheers
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  7. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    i had great luck with the kevlar lined clutches. i never wore one out after using them on my bikes.
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  8. focallength

    focallength Handling it

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    Oem plates will run me $200.
    not including springs

    The most bestest heaviest duty motocross uber desert racer clutch costs less than that...
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  9. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    Are your fibers tore up? Beyond minimum thickness? Clutch slipping? Springs out of spec?

    Why replacing the entire basket?
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  10. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    man thats even more expensive than oem honda!

    well in that case there are nice kevlar clutch combos like the ebc

    when you do the oem ebc spring combo for the xr for example you end up with a sub 150 clutch replacement...

    then there are the really cheap kits like the tusk but at 70-80 bucks you get what you pay for...:D
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  11. focallength

    focallength Handling it

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    The entire engine is being rebuilt, including the clutch (primary gear, basket etc...) So, new engine...new clutch.

    There are 7 fibers and 8 steel ( or 8 fiber and 7 steel)$16 for one $8 for the other so about $175 not including springs...
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  12. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    what do the guys in the drz thread like?

    I reused my oem clutch for two engine rebuilds, one complete. If you have the $$$ you might as well go new...doesnt mean you have to...

    cheers
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  13. Homerb

    Homerb Been here awhile

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    Theres a drz400 barnett kevlar clutch kit right now on ebay for $167.95.
    Springs included.
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