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davej


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posted July 15, 2009 08:26 PM        
Lesson learned

When you can't make the 150's, ....clutch Thought it was wheel spin. 31K on stock clutch. ordered the Muzzy springs and new fibers.
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eklipse636


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posted July 16, 2009 03:50 AM        
That's a lot of miles on a clutch!! Some people like the stiffer springs, some don't. After I burnt my clutch up I put them in and I like it better!
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Shane661


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posted July 16, 2009 03:54 AM        
Since you are running a turbo, you might consider a lock up.
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davej


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posted July 16, 2009 08:57 PM        
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Since you are running a turbo, you might consider a lock up.
This is a daily rider, just dabble in the 1/4. Lock up is $350 bucks. Have to look at the boost system, sometimes makes more hp than expected.
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davej


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posted July 17, 2009 08:51 PM        Edited By: davej on 18 Jul 2009 04:52
Steels are total toast, they look like the ZX-11s, are they the same? Material wise and heat treat?
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dubious


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posted July 17, 2009 09:04 PM        
I think some a running busa fibers
Cycleconcepts sells a clutch pack that everyone seems to have been happy with.
Seems it handles more abuse.
Dwayne is a nice guy and good to deal with too.
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Bad in Black


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posted July 18, 2009 02:28 AM        
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Since you are running a turbo, you might consider a lock up.
This is a daily rider, just dabble in the 1/4. Lock up is $350 bucks. Have to look at the boost system, sometimes makes more hp than expected.

So Dave you're running a turbo with the bone stock clutch? I had the impression the stock 14 clutch wouldn't handle an extra 80+hp without a lock-up. I was going to leave my clutch alone with my turbo kit.....but was convinced to pick up a lock-up for it. I didn't want to hurt the streetability of my bike either (and save a few bucks as well), which is why I wanted to leave the clutch alone, but from what I've been told and read, the lock-up I have won't be an issue. It was also $260 if I remember right...its made by Cycle-Logic. The other guys running it have said nothing but good about it I haven't got my bike up and running yet...but hopefully very soon

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Shane661


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posted July 18, 2009 02:59 AM        Edited By: Shane661 on 18 Jul 2009 11:35
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Since you are running a turbo, you might consider a lock up.
This is a daily rider, just dabble in the 1/4. Lock up is $350 bucks. Have to look at the boost system, sometimes makes more hp than expected.


You won't notice a properly set up lock up on the street. A good lock up can easily hold a few hundred hp and still act just like a stock clutch on the street (I know, I ride a bike with one quite often). But, hey, whatever works for you.

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davej


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posted July 18, 2009 03:22 PM        
Went to a Shinko Ultra soft, the hook-up was unreal. Thought tire spin was the problem. Have always ran a sport touring tire. Rider could not get his feet to the shifter before hitting the rev limiter. Clutch spin was apparent after the run. A terrible 9.997 at 144.56. Shinko did not break loose, clutch did.
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