If you can afford it go Barnett. I added the EBC spring and still have some slipping. 08 1700 / stock.
I have an EBC spring on my workbench. You’re scarin me boy! Really, still slips? Why? Can I leave the original in an just add the EBC to it. Seems I’ve heard of folks doing that.
I would leave the EBC on the workbench or hang it on the wall for a conversation piece. Call it "the one I didn't install twice" clutch spring. Get a Barrnett and do it 1 time without concern about future issues. don't dbl up the springs it is only asking for trouble, especially with the clutch cable.
I felt a Barnett on a friend’s bike and didn’t like the squeeze required to operate the clutch lever. I’m not a big or strong person. I thought the EBC springs were slightly stronger than the stock spring and that most folks who have installed them liked them. Did I miss something?
No Steve you didn't miss anything. the EBC is an improvement over stock definitely, BUT only about 10% more holding strength due to the ebc spring gauge is only like .006" thicker that stock. Now that's not a lot more holding help, so I tend to agree with dave that if you can afford and pull a Barnett clutch without a problem it's the best way to go for sure.
But to ease your concerns I have also heard many reports that EBC springs have fixed the clutch slippage, so it is probably worth a try in your case since you aren't in favor of the squeeze required on the Barnett. For all I know I'm one of the few where the ebc did not fully fix the issue. It may take care of your slippage just fine so give it a try first.