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Old 02-16-2013, 03:58 AM   #16
Kaanan
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Now I'm getting really confused. It seems a lot of people are saying the EBC Dirt Racer Clutch won't work in an '08 KLR.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:03 AM   #17
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The stock clutch will last twice as long as plastic mountain dew bottles in your local landfill.

if you dont drive like a dick
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:11 AM   #18
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Pui?
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:33 AM   #19
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Last year at 45k miles on an 08 it began to slip.

Took it out and measured it. The friction plates still had about 1/3 measurable wear thickness left. The stock springs, however, were close to min length. I believe that the spring length and their softness was the main contributor to the slipping at full throttle. One steel plate had a small purple spot that indicated some heat.

I could have got away with just replacing the springs,but since it was open, I replaced them. Replaced them all with stock friction plates (kept the steel plates as they were nice and checked out flat and no indication of wear) and 'Cary's' suggested springs (Actually shorter than stock but thicker coils) from E Mike. No noticable extra level tension. It works great now.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:37 AM   #20
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My problem is I went ahead and bought a clutch kit from Bike Bandit that was listed for the KLR. I had the friction plates soaking in oil when I was reading up on the EBC DRC kit and found the conflicting reports.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:16 AM   #21
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KLR clutch?

If you can't smell it..it aint broke.

Get a clutch cover gasket before you look, it's cheaper than a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:00 AM   #22
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My clutch was slipping pretty bad, I already measured the friction plates and springs and they were at the end of their life.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:34 PM   #23
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Quote:
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If you can't smell it..it aint broke.

Get a clutch cover gasket before you look, it's cheaper than a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
Smell at wet clutch?
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