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Old 09-20-2007, 10:27 AM   #1
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Default Clutch slippage ? Got the solution.

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to share my happyness with my new Barnett clutch.

I was so tired of the little clutch slips at high RPM(8-9k and more). I've already tried to replace my friction pads and springs(OEM) before even with washers on the springs and I still had this slippage problem. But I never tried to change my steel plates...

So I decided to buy a new complete clutch. I bought a Barnett clutch and I AM really satisfied with my new clutch. I feel more power it's like having a brand new bike. It grips so much that you have get used to take off with it.

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Old 09-20-2007, 02:07 PM   #2
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if you dont mind saying about how much did it cost you? my clutch is FUBAR at this point
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It cost me 200$ CA taxes included but at some dealer,they sell it 300$ +tx(340$ CA).

It includes all that can be replaced in your clutch:

- such as steel plates,
- friction plates(ones I got are supposed to be made of Kevlar)
- and the 4 springs( I don't know if they are Heavy Duty springs or if you have the choice between normal and HD for 98+)

BTW guys, does anyone knows if BARNETT only do one type of clutch for the 98+ katana?

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Notice any extra stiffness at the clutch lever ?
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:05 AM   #5
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Not really much stiffier than OEM springs.

BTW, does anyone could tell me why since I installed the clutch I have trouble putting my gears on neutral ?

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