Clutch Opinions

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Offline hbadventure

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Clutch Opinions
« on: August 22, 2017, 02:57:26 PM »
So my 2nd DR that I bought for wife. When I bought it the clutch was roasted. I think from improper oil being used. But abuse probably played a role. Either way. I need a new clutch. Looking for suggestions that are not the OEM. I have heard that OEM is the best way to go on a clutch, but wanted to see what opinions were out there. I already poked around on DRRiders and surprisingly there is not much information on there about clutch opinions... I am leaning towards the Barnett Clutch... Any opinions on aftermarket clutch?
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Offline Derek

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Re: Clutch Opinions
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 07:44:21 AM »
I've used TUSK heavy duty clutches in my race bike for the last year or so, with no issues at all. I paid about $60 for new steels, frictions, and springs. Install was easy and it has plenty of bite. I got mine from rockymountainatv.com .. i'll definitely buy another TUSK clutch if/when i wear this one out.
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Offline hbadventure

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Re: Clutch Opinions
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 08:37:00 AM »
I guess I should have waited. Nobody responded so I ordered the Barnett from Procycle. Supposed to arrive tomorrow. Thanks for the input. I will remember that for next time.
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Offline Woody469

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Re: Clutch Opinions
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 06:05:22 PM »
Sorry, I saw post but really other than Barnett I've never had any other experience..
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Offline hbadventure

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Re: Clutch Opinions
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 04:24:32 PM »
took about 25 minutes, to install. Soaked the pads in oil overnight, slapped it in and wheel standin we go. Barnett seems good.
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Offline Derek

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Re: Clutch Opinions
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 06:41:34 AM »
Yep, thats the trick- soaking them in trans oil for a few hours at least.  Glad it all went smoothly for ya!!
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Offline Roger Nixon

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Re: Clutch Opinions
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 01:29:48 PM »
I don't have an opinion yet but I will be installing an EBC clutch in the DR650 this week.  The old clutch isn't completely gone but it was almost out of adjustment travel after the CG Roundup,  I got the EBC from Procycle and we'll see how it works.  The original clutch made it to 18k miles.

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Offline hbadventure

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Re: Clutch Opinions
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2018, 10:53:43 AM »
Well I bought the EBC and the HD springs. Clutch is great after riding it for several months. But I would not buy the stiff springs again. Feels like we need a cheater pipe on the clutch lever.
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Offline Roger Nixon

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Re: Clutch Opinions
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2018, 08:32:41 AM »
I used the springs that came with the EBC kit and they feel pretty much like stock.  Sure don't need them any firmer.  The new clutch is great.