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Old 04-21-2017, 12:14 PM
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Looking at getting one even though my bikes only got 10K on it. does it feel like its got more power, or is it just a cleaner grab?
I just finished the install. The shifts do feel solid and clutch lever only a bit more tension. Rode all day last weekend and no fatigue in the left hand.

It's just a cleaner grab. Off the line and hitting 2nd gear hard will does the front wheel up MUCH easier.

I imagine it would shave a tenth off your 1/4 mile time since a better clutch grab will propel you forward better.

Only reason I installed it was because I had to pull my primary anyway. Figured I'd do the clutch as preventative maintenance. Well worth the cost of parts.
 
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Originally Posted by slvrscoobie View Post
Looking at getting one even though my bikes only got 10K on it. does it feel like its got more power, or is it just a cleaner grab?
feels no different than my SE spring plated stock clutch. with only 10k, you have time. no need to rush to install it
 
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Nice.....
 
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From what I can figure the spring plate is the same as 2 metal plates. Since my bike is near new my clutch is nowhere near worn. However I don't want to be the sucker whose plate goes extra early. So can't I just get two metal plates and replace the spring plate? That way I'll be able to go as far as the stock plates will take me but not have to worry about the spring plate going kaboom. Seems everyone in this thread was buying a whole new clutch disc set up. Am I missing something?
 
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From what I can figure the spring plate is the same as 2 metal plates. Since my bike is near new my clutch is nowhere near worn. However I don't want to be the sucker whose plate goes extra early. So can't I just get two metal plates and replace the spring plate? That way I'll be able to go as far as the stock plates will take me but not have to worry about the spring plate going kaboom. Seems everyone in this thread was buying a whole new clutch disc set up. Am I missing something?
Folks do that, too. But don't forget, you need a fiber plate between all the metal plates, too. I replaced all my fiber plates because they had over 30,000 miles, probably around half the clutch plate life, just decided to do it now and hopefully never have to open it up again.
 
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Thanks for the reminder about the fiber plate. Had forgotten about that.
 
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I have a 99 Sportster with 6,500 miles, just did a 1200 kit, should I replace the whole clutch or just buy 1 friction and 2 steels ? I already have a Diaphragm Clutch Spring also or should I replace everything ? Looking for Opinions.

Thanks, Great Write Up
 
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I have a 99 Sportster with 6,500 miles, just did a 1200 kit, should I replace the whole clutch or just buy 1 friction and 2 steels ? I already have a Diaphragm Clutch Spring also or should I replace everything ? Looking for Opinions.

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That's low miles, unless it's been a drag strip bike, the plates should be almost like new. Just put in the new extra plates and you should be fine for a long time. A lot of guys on this forum have said they got over 50,000 miles on the original plates and they were still doing fine. With a stock motor and just adding those plates, your original diaphragm spring would be fine, but your 1200 kit will probably be above stock hp, the clutch spring probably isn't a bad idea. Everything else should be good unless you're building a 100hp monster. When you get new fiber plates, soak them in motor oil (same as you use in the bike) for at least a few hours so they'll work right as soon as you fire it up. That's always in the instructions for new plate kits, don't know if anything will mention that just buying the extra plates.
 
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Not a Drag Strip Bike, I had the bike from Original sold it the guy that bought it put 300 miles in 3 years so I got it back and did a few things to it and now I want to do the Clutch.The metals and fibers are the same on a Big Twin as a Sportster right ?
 
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