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Old 10-13-2010, 01:37 AM   #1
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Question New GSXR clutch

So I burnt up my clutch last trackday on my '07 GSXR 600 trackbike. It was due to the adjuster backing out.

I'm not a track noobie, but I'm not a fast guy either. I'm familiar with, and very comfortable with doing my own general maintenance. i.e. I can and do change my own oil, filters, wheels, sprockets, exhaust, chain, brakes, lines, throttle cable, stator cover, clip ons, levers, rear sets, plastics, etc.

That being said,
Lots of questions:

Is changing a clutch something that is easy enough to do on my own?
Should I go with a slipper clutch? (track only bike)
I see all these kevlar friction clutches online. Are those good? Or better than OEM?
Should I just stay with OEM?
Does Sunny's or Metric install clutches? Please share any experience.

Thanks everyone in advance
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:35 AM   #2
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So I burnt up my clutch last trackday on my '07 GSXR 600 trackbike. It was due to the adjuster backing out.

I'm not a track noobie, but I'm not a fast guy either. I'm familiar with, and very comfortable with doing my own general maintenance. i.e. I can and do change my own oil, filters, wheels, sprockets, exhaust, chain, brakes, lines, throttle cable, stator cover, clip ons, levers, rear sets, plastics, etc.

That being said,
Lots of questions:

Is changing a clutch something that is easy enough to do on my own?
Should I go with a slipper clutch? (track only bike)
I see all these kevlar friction clutches online. Are those good? Or better than OEM?
Should I just stay with OEM?
Does Sunny's or Metric install clutches? Please share any experience.

Thanks everyone in advance
very easy to yourself. go back with oem and i always do slightly heavier springs. i also soak the fibers in tranny fluid over night the night before. old guy told me to do that and in the years i've been riding hasn't let me down yet. if you're not all that fast and not all that slow save yourself some money on the slipper clutch and do more track days.

btw do you have a factory manual for the bike. that helps.

and yes sunny's and metric do clutches. and i know for a fact fact metric does a load more than easy clutches. that's for sure.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:21 AM   #3
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Its really a 15 min. job after you do it once. Use OEM and soak them. I soak them in ziploc bags to keep the fibers separate. Pull them off and keep them stacked as them came off. Replace them in kind just as they came off. Its that easy. When you start it up the first time use a rear wheel stand. The clutch will need adjustment after.
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:59 PM   #4
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since the bike comes with a slipper cluch. after you change the plates will it still be a slipper clutch??? i know slipper is the brand name but its also a tecnology. so will it still work the same way???
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:20 AM   #5
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since the bike comes with a slipper cluch. after you change the plates will it still be a slipper clutch??? i know slipper is the brand name but its also a tecnology. so will it still work the same way???
Yes, it will still be a slipper clutch.

You are changing the friction material... NOT the lift plate mechanism. There is a cam system behind the clutch basket that will lift up on the pressure plate on hard engine braking causing a "slip" of the clutch.

HOWEVER, if you change frictions/steels, you WILL need to re-adjust the slipper pins to the proper tolerances or the slipper will not work correctly.

Typically when changing frictions/steels to new ones, the stack height will have increased, the slip will decrease because MORE air gap between the lifter pins and cam mech.

As the frictions/steels wear out (stack height decreases) and the lifter pins have LESS air gap between them and the cam mech. this means MORE slip.

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Old 12-04-2010, 10:19 PM   #6
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I used the ebc kevlar kit with +tension spring. woohoo 50,000 miles later still picking the front wheel up
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:33 PM   #7
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Looks like Ill be needing to do my clutch as well
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:42 PM   #8
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Looks like Ill be needing to do my clutch as well
I have a complete clutch (basket and all) with your name on it.
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