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dave_v

clutch rebuild

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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