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Old 02-04-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Clutches...oh my...

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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Old 02-05-2013, 01:42 AM   #2
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Ive used a Barnett hd clutch in the past. Very happy with it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:36 AM   #3
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Ive used a Barnett hd clutch in the past. Very happy with it.
ive heard good things about barnett, but they are pricey.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:08 AM   #4
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:25 AM   #5
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Ebc
Thats what ive used in the past, just the average $70 clutch set. Im just wondering if theres something better.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:50 AM   #6
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oem plates, ebc springs

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...

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Old 02-05-2013, 07:55 AM   #7
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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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Old 02-05-2013, 09:11 AM   #8
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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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Old 02-05-2013, 09:15 AM   #9
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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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Old 02-05-2013, 09:17 AM   #10
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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...
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:31 AM   #11
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Are your fibers tore up? Beyond minimum thickness? Clutch slipping? Springs out of spec?

Why replacing the entire basket?
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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Old 02-05-2013, 10:35 AM   #12
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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...

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:19 PM   #13
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Theres a drz400 barnett kevlar clutch kit right now on ebay for $167.95.
Springs included.
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