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clutch replacement

Post by Bam Bam » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:27 pm

Put a new Barnett clutch in the beast last night. The old Barnett was totally fried off and flat. I was suprised that it wasn't obviously slipping, like in higher gears. I suspect there was a bit of slip but not very notcable. When tightening down the clutch bolts to 9lbs torque they were all breaking, obviously they were very weak. Others might want to order these bolts and replace them when you replace your clutch, might save you some time and trouble trying to remove the broken bolt ends. I'm a bit suprised after this that new bolts are not included in the Barnett clutch kit.
Anyway, the clutch is done and she hooks up real good. :cool:

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Re: clutch replacement

Post by joeracket » Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:22 pm

:cool: :cool: :cool: ......... good info bammer ......... how many have you gone through so far ........... inquiring minds want to know ........ :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Re: clutch replacement

Post by Bam Bam » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:20 pm

I got 17000ks out of the stock clutch, 50,000 from the barnett, 3rd clutch in at 67,000ks. :)

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Re: clutch replacement

Post by joeracket » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:53 am

:anxious: :anxious: :anxious: ............ 93,000 km ........ original clutch ........ :think: :think: :think:
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Re: clutch replacement

Post by Bam Bam » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:44 pm

I think you are do for a clutch Mo, I paid 175$ plus 100$ install, If I was you I would replace it asap. :shock:

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Re: clutch replacement

Post by joeracket » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:59 pm

:think: :think: :think: ........... clutch still holding strong .......... different riding styles ............ most of my miles are highway ........ not much stop and go city traffic .......... I think I will go with the oem clutch if I have to replace it ......... I tried danny's Barnett clutch .......... way to hard for this old fella to pull the clutch lever in ........ :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Re: clutch replacement

Post by Boone » Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:56 am

I put a Barnett in mine last year. I had seen some posts somewhere about those bolts breaking when tightening so I had ordered them in advance and changed them all during install. :)
Aways put your brain in gear before you let the clutch out on your mouth.

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Re: clutch replacement

Post by Bam Bam » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:11 pm

so Mo, I assume you are still running original brake pads too. :lol:

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Re: clutch replacement

Post by Boone » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:21 am

Bam Bam wrote:so Mo, I assume you are still running original brake pads too. :lol:
Same brake pads but went through 34 pairs of boots. :clap:
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Re: clutch replacement

Post by joeracket » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:07 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: .......... replaced brake pads in 2008 when I rebuilt the bike ........... so yes ............ same brake pads for most of those miles or kms ........... had a jake when the V&H were on ...... :anxious: :anxious: :anxious:
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Re: clutch replacement

Post by hammerman » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:19 pm

"Same brake pads but went through 34 pairs of boots."


And several pair of underwear!!!!! :lol:

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Re: clutch replacement

Post by joeracket » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:37 am

hammerman wrote:"Same brake pads but went through 34 pairs of boots."


And several pair of underwear!!!!! :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: ........... only when I tried to jump the mac truck ............ :anxious: :anxious: :anxious:
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Re: clutch replacement

Post by McJeep » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:16 pm

Bammer! Did you use the complete Barnett setup or mix and match springs etc when ya did the job?
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Re: clutch replacement

Post by Rowder » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:16 am

joeracket wrote::think: :think: :think: ........... clutch still holding strong .......... different riding styles ............ most of my miles are highway ........ not much stop and go city traffic .......... I think I will go with the oem clutch if I have to replace it ......... I tried danny's Barnett clutch .......... way to hard for this old fella to pull the clutch lever in ........ :wink: :wink: :wink:
131,000 Km on my original clutch. Starting to slip a bit. I think OEM will be the replacement.
Suppose I should get the bolts replaced as well??
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Re: clutch replacement

Post by Boone » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:40 pm

New bolts are a good idea. The original might be fine but for the cost it's easier to replace them while you have it open. Apparently the originals could break when torquing them down. As far as OEM clutch..... a matter of opinion. I saw so much against the OEM on the forums that I put in a Barnett.
Aways put your brain in gear before you let the clutch out on your mouth.

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