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Old 02-16-2009, 04:15 PM   #1
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OEM, EBC, or Barnett clutch kits

Well, after 41,000 miles my 02 GSXR600 finally needs the clutch replaced. Any opinions or experiences (good or bad) with OEM, EBC, or Barnett? Dealerships don't exactly have an OEM clutch kit it seems...it looks like they are piecing together all the rings/plates and springs individually from a microfiche.
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:31 PM   #2
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I think you answered your own question; 41,000 miles on the stock clutch!
Seriously, even on my brothers 7.23 drag bike we use OEM clutch plates.
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I have had good luck with all of the ones you mentioned in addition to DP clutches as well. There are lots of varibles that can affect clutch life, but all else being equal, for me, DP and OEM have been the longest lasting. Barnett clutches always seem to be a bit grabby for me, but tha's a minor issue.
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I think you answered your own question; 41,000 miles on the stock clutch!.
And to think this was my track and race bike with just a couple race weekends but 25-30 trackdays on it before I decided that a track only bike was necessary.
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I got a Barnett clutch on a '98 R1. It was working well but harder than the OEM one, was not really nice to use for stop & go but it was my trackbike also so...

When shifting, I did "on the fly" (I don't know if you say that way in english ) so I only use the clutch for downshifting and had no problems with it.

I would choose the cheapest one between OEM and Barnett... No experience on the other
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42k?! Good lord. Guess I have about 20,000 left on mine! sweet.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:13 PM   #7
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I think you answered your own question; 41,000 miles on the stock clutch!
Seriously, even on my brothers 7.23 drag bike we use OEM clutch plates.
Please dont say 7.23 sec is a dragbike. Thats like me saying my 3min/lap road race bike. Stick with oem!
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