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Re:Time for a Clutch replacement and thoughts
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Time for a Clutch replacement and thoughts 2 Weeks, 6 Days ago  
So the my 2007 RS needs a new clutch, already replaced the clutch spring a few yrs ago when the stock spring started failing, but now its the clutch needing to be replaced. Been thinking about Barnett Clutch, but I also found Vesrah clutch disc's that seamed to be reasonably priced compared to Barnett. So I'm looking for options on what everyone thinks better. I don't plan on swapping the EBC spring for the Barnett after market spring, the EBC one works just fine.

Thanks for your input.
 
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Re:Time for a Clutch replacement and thoughts 2 Weeks, 6 Days ago  
With everyone saying how good the stock clutch frictions are, I decided to go with the Yamaha Clutch kit ( 4WM-W001G-00-00 on Amazon for $115 )
it has frictions, steels, gaskets, bolt, springs and more included. I dont know if its the same part # for yours, but you may want to check.

Im also going to do the Barnett kit, so I wont need the springs, but the kit is STILL cheaper than just the frictions, steels, and gasket by themselves.
 
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Re:Time for a Clutch replacement and thoughts 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
When I did the clutch on my 99 I too used the Genuine OE Yamaha clutch kit [friction disks and clutch plates] with the EBC spring. Price was close enough it was worth it to get the genuine. The OE clutch itself Is fine, it's just the spring that's the weak link and since you've already upgraded that, you should be fine with the Yamaha clutch kit.

It's a pretty straight forward job, I personally purchased the Yamaha clutch basket tool. If you have a big enough strap wrench, that will work too. The hardest part is the gasket, but if you've already done the spring, then you're familiar with that. If you don't have one, I'd *highly* recommend one of the 3M gasket removal disks. DO NOT use a standard gasket scraper, the aluminum case will not like it... Ask me how I know.
 
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Re:Time for a Clutch replacement and thoughts 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
Just my personal opinion, I would not use the EBC spring at all. First off it is a beveled dish just like the OEM which means that if it gets too hot it will flatten jut like the OEM. Second we have already had a couple of members that have experienced this and have or are in the process of changing to a Barnett clutch. The Barnett may cost twice as much as the EBC but it is way more than twice as good. The Barnett is "set it and forget it" that is peace of mind in my book.

Again, just my 1/2 pennies worth, your mileage may vary,
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Re:Time for a Clutch replacement and thoughts 2 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
had the same slip prob at 35K so fitted a EBC spring. OK for 5K then same prob .All the stock plates measured up within specified tolerance. Fitted a full Barnett set up and no more issues up to now with 70K miles on , definate would recommend doing the conversion as these motors have loads of torque that need a quality clutch set up
 
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Re:Time for a Clutch replacement and thoughts 2 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
I think my point was missed here I was asking about different clutch types, not the spring. I guess I'll stick with OEM sense this seams to be the best choice for me.
Thanks for your Input.
 
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Re:Time for a Clutch replacement and thoughts 2 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
CLOWN wrote:
I think my point was missed here I was asking about different clutch types, not the spring. I guess I'll stick with OEM sense this seams to be the best choice for me.
Thanks for your Input.


I did research into various offerings. If you have a standard engine (or even a big bore) I would stick with stock frictions and steels. If you read through most of the posts in this forum you will see that the vast majority are reporting almost no wear on frictions / steels.

If I was really trying to build a super performance bike, I would go with carbon fiber.
 
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