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Old 09-26-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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Looks like I need a new clutch, suggestions?

My clutch has been slipping lately, bad. I pulled the plates out and they are all almost completely flat, and the springs are shorter then they are supposed to be. So far the only aftermarket clutch I can find is by EBC. They have kevlar and regular. Is EBC a good brand or should I look at another brand?
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:56 PM   #2
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ebc makes good brake pads so i suppose their clutch plates would be equal or better. try it and let us know
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ebc makes good brake pads so i suppose their clutch plates would be equal or better. try it and let us know
Nothing like being a guinea pig. They are not much more than the stock ones price wise.
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there is nothing wrong with oem either
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i think itll hold up well. i put one on my old 92 cbr600f2 when i was 18 and never had a problem with it. but then again i used it for mainly commuting. ive upgraded since then lol
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there is nothing wrong with oem either
I agree, just that there is very little difference price wise between the two, so if I can get better for about the same cost then why not.
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get heavy duty springs too, well I need them at least lol
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OEM OEM OEM
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Oem or drag pac...i hear most aftermarket are and dont last
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I've always used OEM in my race bikes. Well, not always, I did try EBC once and did not like them. Mostly because of wear issues- they didn't wear well.

Things may have changed with EBC since then, that was a long time ago; however, the OEM still works best for me and I will continue to use OEM.
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I would lean towards OEM, after all how many miles did you put on the original? I generally only use aftermarket if there is a big cost advantage.
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Oem. Give us a call we're typically 20% less than the dealer on oem parts.
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Oem. Give us a call we're typically 20% less than the dealer on oem parts.
+1 get oem. i typically like the springs to be a bit stiffer though.
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+1 get oem. i typically like the springs to be a bit stiffer though.
exactly what I do, even on the turbo harley, OEM and heavier spring set.
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OEM and heavier springs

Also, what kind of oil are you running? Auto oils have friction modifiers that will make your clutch slip worse.
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OEM and heavier springs

Also, what kind of oil are you running? Auto oils have friction modifiers that will make your clutch slip worse.
this thread is about to get ugly.
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this thread is about to get ugly.
its wet, and most synthetics support older wet's.
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OEM and heavier springs

Also, what kind of oil are you running? Auto oils have friction modifiers that will make your clutch slip worse.

I think I run what everyone else does. Synthetic car oil 50w with a bottle of friction modifier for limited slip in it.

I am kidding. I am not the original owner. He said he ran synthetic oil the one that starts with an m I can't remember it right now. I know Patrick has recomended it.

The clutch plates are seriously deteriorated though, the friction material will literally whipe off with little pressure. I dont know if it is age, the friction plates or incompatible oil or the unadjusted clutch that did them in. I just know I am going to fix it. Thanks for the suggestions I am thinking oem and heavy springs. I will be calling you soon Patrick.
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Heavy springs are gonna be a real in traffic. Keep in mind you have to squeeze those bastards. I don't think you have a hyd. clutch either. They spent a ton of time/money on research to get those spring pressures right for 99% of the riders. Its a small % who will actually need higher spring pressure. Just a thought.
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