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Is clutch slip when you open up the throttle and it seems to rev more than the power you've received at the wheel?? You know, when you open it a little more than usual because it's a long clear dry straight with no junctions.


If so... changing friction plates isn't rocket science is it?? Also any suggestions on specific products?


Should have taken a longer test ride on this bike....

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Yes it is. When the engine speed increases significantly faster than the road speed. Clutch plate removal usually fairly easy apart from stopping the clutch centre turning when you need to undo the centre nut. Check frictions aren;t burnt or smell burnt and check steels aren't warped or blued. Can sometimes recover steels by surface grinding them. Barnett supply a lot of aftermarket clutches.

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Have you changed engine oil recently? I went from semi-synth to fully-synth on the 'blade and suffered horrendous clutch slip. I switched back and cured it immediately. Worth a thought.

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I've seen an entire clutch second hand for 50 from a breaking bandit. I smell odd smells now and then but to be fair it could be wiring as some of it looks alarming close to hit engine areas. But then I occasionally had strange smells on my old bike which was significantly newer. Knowing what smells are strange is kinda hard...

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No dont buy second hand you dont know what you are buying! hence why you have clutch slip now :wink:


replace with new and you know its new and will last


EBC friction and stock steel plates work more than good enough replace the springs too


no need for Barnett or other "high performance" (read high price) clutch kits

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you want STOCK steals not the cheap shite others sell you WILL regret it :wink:


yes they are expensive but they are worth it


although check yours first they might be fine

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So I replaced the fricion plates and springs.. If anything the clutch feels easier now. Not to mention it feels so much better when engaging now. Very smooth! I did however notice what appeared like scorch marks on the steels. Only a few and only small areas.... part of me thinks these now need replacing?? Also.. do steels have a particular way around? It's all running fine but I imagine if I've done something wrong i'll know about it sooner or later.

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