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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Such thing as a motorcycle performance clutch?

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I will be changing my clutch soon because I have recently had some slipping even after changing to different recommended oils, so all that's left is to change my clutch. No from what I seen and heard bike clutches are fairly simple, esp when compared to cars and changing them. My question is since a bike's clutch works off a series of plates which is very basic and standard, is there a such thing as a performance clutch for a bike? Is there one kind or brand of plates that separates from the rest or is it just basically a durability difference? I think i speak for all sport bike riders that we all want the fastest and best performance haha.
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OEM are really good. Barnet, ebc, and hinson are good aftermarket brands for clutches. Unless you do some racing id go with OEM

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Re: Such thing as a motorcycle performance clutch?

Unless you have a very, very good reason to switch, stick with OEM.


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Re: Such thing as a motorcycle performance clutch?

So by both of your takes, track racing is the only reason to consider another type of clutch?
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Pretty much. A OEM clutch is strong and will last a long time.

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So by both of your takes, track racing is the only reason to consider another type of clutch?
Even a lot of racers use OEM. The OEM clutch is a good little unit.


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Re: Such thing as a motorcycle performance clutch?

Sweet. Thanks for the help and info guys. Guess that's what I'll be ordering.
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Re: Such thing as a motorcycle performance clutch?

OEM Ftw!
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OEM Ftw!
Funny you should mention that... The 1st gen tranny (for some years, if not all of them) had a notorious 2nd gear issue. I seem to remember hearing that a 2nd gen tranny will bolt right up though and fix the problem. *shrugs*


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Funny you should mention that... The 1st gen tranny (for some years, if not all of them) had a notorious 2nd gear issue. I seem to remember hearing that a 2nd gen tranny will bolt right up though and fix the problem. *shrugs*
Mhmm thankfully mine doesn't have that. Previous owner said the place he bought it from had the tranny rebuilt. Whatever that entailed, I don't know, but mine's running great at 31k!
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