2000 426 Clutch help

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  • mkporn

Posted January 02, 2006 - 09:03 PM


I have done a couple of searches and all I get is info for the conversion of the 2001 upgrades. Awhile back I came across some info about drilling more lube holes in the clutch hub/basket. Anyone out there remember this and if so could you direct me in the correct direction. Last thing I would like to do to get by buddies bike out of my shop.

Just replaced two gears and the top end and I was looking for the info pertaining to this simple mod....

Hook a brother up. :applause:

  • Pincushion

Posted January 03, 2006 - 08:38 AM


Check out how the Hinson basket has grooves cut into the fingers to allow oil to circulate through the clutch discs.Posted Image

I bought a Performance Engineering clutch basket for my 2000, which I already had done the 01' update for and didnt notice any difference in feel, grip, etc....
At least this one wont groove like the stocker.

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  • grayracer513

Posted January 03, 2006 - 09:07 AM


The holes in question are drilled in the boss (hub) to more evenly distribute oil from the mainshaft through the plate stack. Looking at the boss from the end, it has five webs running from the center out to the walls. With one of these webs at six o'clock, the holes should be in the spline groove that is nearest to being under the forward facing side (the side that 5 o'clock would be on) next to the base of the web. There should be four holes, about 3/32" in diameter, evenly spaced along the groove of the spline, the outermost being even with the outer end of the web. 4 holes per each web, for a total of 20. The '01 and later bosses should have these already, but I'm not sure if the earlier ones do.

The slots in the Hinson baskets are necessary because the insides of the fingers have a "hollowed out" cross section to make them lighter. If the slots were not there, these would fill with oil that could not otherwise escape. The OEM basket doesn't need them.

  • Pincushion

Posted January 03, 2006 - 09:13 AM


I guess that's why I didnt notice an improved feel when I got a billet basket :applause:
Sorry for the bunk info mkporn. There I go assuming again.

So.... does having a lighter clutch basket allow for a free revving motor? Or is too minute to notice?

  • grayracer513

Posted January 03, 2006 - 09:42 AM


Probably too small for mortal men to notice, although anytime you can reduce the weight of the drive train without giving up any strength, there is a benefit to the bike in terms of reduced load on the drivetrain. Stretched out over the life of the bike, that will show up.

Remember that the clutch turns 2.5-3 times slower than the engine, so weight changes there are not as obvious as in a flywheel.

A new basket, whether billet or OEM will only feel better if the one being replaced was grooved badly enough to cause the clutch to misbehave. Most billet baskets will, however, wear better than the OEM, and shed less aluminum into the oil.

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