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Hey I plan to do my clutch this weekend. Just wanted to know where the best place is to order a replacement and what parts to buy since I'm a newb. I plan to go with OEM plates and stronger springs. I heard Barnett springs were good so I'm thinking of buying these:

http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/products/190600-barnett-5014206031-clutches-barnett-clutch-spring-set

Do I just have to pull the OEM plates from the OEM parts diagram and toss them together or is there a kit I'm missing..?

Thanks, just wondering which part to order for the clutch.
 

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they usually come as kits. either all the friction plates or friction+steel plates.

you probably won't get anything in time for next weekend unless you pay for express shipping.
getting stuff for bikes is a pain in the ass sometimes.

of all the online places often the larger ones ship stuff right away because they have it in stock.

first try some of the forum sponsors.
then try www.kneedraggers.com out of all the places I've orderd from they were the fastest.
 

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I'm sorry I didnt keep that in mind LOL
I don't know of anyone that might have OEM in stock and will get it to you by next weekend.

but I do know this, www.Mrcycles.com usually sells oem stuff a little bit cheaper than most online places.

barnett is highly regarded as the good stuff. ebc I would say is safe to say is high quality also.
 

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I think I want to go with OEM. Can I just order the plates without ordering a kit, since I won't need the springs?

Looking at OEM diagrams there appears to be 9 friction plates and 8 clutch plates, which is odd since most kits I look at say 8 friction plates and 7 clutch plates...

I can't identify the parts either, there's apparently 3 different plates for #11 and two different for #10:



Code:
6          SKU: 5SL-16321-00-00
PLATE, FRICTION     1     $9.29     Add to Cart
7         SKU: 5LV-16321-20-00
PLATE, FRICTION     7     $10.01     Add to Cart
8         SKU: 4FN-16321-00-00
PLATE, FRICTION     1     $7.55     Add to Cart
9         SKU: 3J2-16324-00-00
PLATE, CLUTCH 1 (T=2.0)     6     $10.57     Add to Cart
10         SKU: 168-16324-00-00
PLATE, CLUTCH 1 (T=2.3) UR     1     $7.52     Add to Cart
        SKU: 3J2-16324-00-00
PLATE, CLUTCH 1 (T=2.0) UR     1     $10.57     Add to Cart
11         SKU: 168-16324-00-00
PLATE, CLUTCH 1 (T=2.3) UR     1     $7.52     Add to Cart
        SKU: 3J2-16324-00-00
PLATE, CLUTCH 1 (T=2.0) UR     1     $10.57     Add to Cart
        SKU: 168-16325-00-00
PLATE, CLUTCH 2 (T=1.6) UR     1     $6.56     Add to Cart
Any ideas which I need?
 

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Alright I did my research and read the manual.

Here's what I found:

Clutch plate “1”
Part No. Thickness
168-16325-00 1.6 mm (0.063 in)
3J2-16324-00 2.0 mm (0.079 in) STD
168-16324-00 2.3 mm (0.091 in)

Clutch plate “2”
Part No. Thickness
3J2-16324-00 2.0 mm (0.079 in) STD
168-16324-00 2.3 mm (0.091 in)

This is great and all. I guess I'll go with standard. Anyone know what the alternative plates are for...?
 

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damn I never knew that they had different ones. now you're on your own. lol
that's what I'd do too, use standard.

my guess is because it's a slipper clutch and this is how you can "tune" it

after looking in the manual for my bike, they have only 7 steel and 8 friction..
sounds like that site might have the product description wrong.
 

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I checked the service manual for my bike, there's actually 9 friction plates and 8 clutch plates for the '07 model. So I'm good on that, just trying to figure out the different sizes now...
 

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now after looking at my manual closer it appears I also have different sizes. they specify which ones go where in the order.
they color code mine by size too.

I never heard of this until now either. wonder if that's why I often see guys having problems with buring the clutches up soon after they put new ones in.
 

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Well I read more and found out, sort of, why there's multiple sizes...

3. Measure:
• Total width “a” of the friction plates and clutch
plates
Out of specification → Adjust.

Total width of the friction plates
and clutch plates
42.4–43.0 mm (1.67–1.69 in)


a. Adjust the total width by replacing the clutch
plate “1” and, if necessary, clutch plate “2”.
b. Select the clutch plate from the following table.


[table I pasted above would be here]

When adjusting the clutch assembly width (by
replacing the clutch plate(s)), be sure to replace
the clutch plate “1” first. After replacing the clutch
plate “1”, if specifications cannot be met, replace
the clutch plate “2”.



But I still don't understand why, if you're doing a clutch job, that your plates would be out of spec!
 

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When replacing should you just replace the friction plates or friction+clutch plates?
 

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When replacing should you just replace the friction plates or friction+clutch plates?
Most of the clutch kits I looked at seemed to include new friction and clutch plates, so I just ordered them all.

I ordered the standard sized ones.

Including gasket, and barnett springs, total cost was $140-ish.




According to the manual, you should measure the thickness of all the plates and check for damage/wear. Interestingly though it says to replace the whole set of friction or clutch plates if one of them is damaged. I figured I'd save myself the time of measuring and just replace them all.
 
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