clutch rebuild

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  • dave_v

Posted December 24, 2006 - 08:09 PM


It's time to freshen up the clutch in my 426, and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on Tusk/Barnett/EBC clutch kits versus stock. Besides the large difference in price, most aftermarket kits use steel plates versus the stock aluminum. Will this cause a wear issue with the stock aluminum clutch basket? TIA.

  • grayracer513

Posted December 24, 2006 - 10:21 PM


My recommendation is don't. Use Yamaha GYT-R, OEM, or Hinson plates. You'll get better results. You may want to change the basket if there's enough wear on the fingers. After market parts such as GYT-R and Hinson are hard anodized or akadized to make them resist wear and metal shed, and it works.

  • dwnlowx

Posted December 25, 2006 - 11:06 AM


i would go with gytr clutch

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  • dave_v

Posted December 25, 2006 - 11:34 AM


OK, that's two votes for the GYTR clutch kit. So what's the difference between the OEM clutch kit and the GYTR kit? Price difference too? I will probably be installing a Rekluse Autoclutch later this year, so does that affect the choice between OEM and GYTR at all?

  • 642MX

Posted December 25, 2006 - 09:54 PM


I've used them all. The longest lasting fibers made are Ferodo's. The can handle the heat and the extra clamping force the Rekluse delivers. The second best plates are OEM's.

  • flintlock28

Posted December 26, 2006 - 05:58 AM


Are Barnett clutch kits any good??

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