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I Need A Clutch! 06YZ450

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Smoked my clutch at the races this weekend.. Not bad though it only lasted 27 races and dozens of practice days! I had a GYTR clutch last time, is this still the best available? I am also replacing the springs this time too.. not sure if it needs it but I figure it can't hurt.

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I always thought Barnett was the clutch to have... for years this is all I heard people talk about :applause: Are they not as good anymore or is the hinson and OEM just better stuff now?

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Well I decided to wait it out for the GYTR kit, finally came in today! I also told the shop to get me some Yamaha clutch springs but unfortunately they got me EBC. Is it ok to run them?? From the experiences I've had with EBC stuff it makes me a little nervous but I don't want to wait any longer to ride! My other option would be to re use my old OEM ones. What do you think I should do?

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There are three things that could be wrong with the springs.

> They might vary enough from one to the next to cause the pressure plate not to lift straight, which would make the clutch drag.

> They might be the wrong rate, either unnecessarily stiff, or not stiff enough. (too stiff is more common).

> They might be the right rate, but the wrong length, which has a similar effect as the wrong rate does.

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There are three things that could be wrong with the springs.

> They might vary enough from one to the next to cause the pressure plate not to lift straight, which would make the clutch drag.

> They might be the wrong rate, either unnecessarily stiff, or not stiff enough. (too stiff is more common).

> They might be the right rate, but the wrong length, which has a similar effect as the wrong rate does.

Hmmmm.. so I'm taking it your not an EBC fan either then :) I wish I had thought to bring my digital vernier home from work to compare them to stock spec :ride: And I'm off now for the long weekend so I am not going back to get it!

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Hmmmm.. so I'm taking it your not an EBC fan either then
Their brakes seem alright, but I have had some negative experiences with their clutch plates. The spring comments are based on experiences with low cost aftermarket springs in general. GYT-R and Hinson springs are excellent.

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Thanks. I was surprised how cheap the springs were.. $9 cdn :) Thats for the set. Maybe I will just run my stock springs for this weekends race and exchange these ones for the GYTR ones. I didn't realize they made the springs as well.

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There isn't a lot wrong with the OEM springs, either.

Nope, except mine has been through two toasted clutches!

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EBC may ...make clutch pull stiffer
That's one of my complaints right there.

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*update* I installed the EBC springs just out of curiosity.. GARBAGE! The clutch pull was so stiff I didn't even waste my time putting engine oil in there. Looks like I will have to re use my old OEM ones for this weekend. Why can't my dealer just order what I ask?? Its frustrating that I order OEM springs and someone behind the counter figures I want EBC.. whats up with that.

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*update* I installed the EBC springs just out of curiosity.. GARBAGE! The clutch pull was so stiff I didn't even waste my time putting engine oil in there. Looks like I will have to re use my old OEM ones for this weekend. Why can't my dealer just order what I ask?? Its frustrating that I order OEM springs and someone behind the counter figures I want EBC.. whats up with that.

probably more profit.....:)

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*update* I installed the EBC springs just out of curiosity.. GARBAGE! The clutch pull was so stiff I didn't even waste my time putting engine oil in there. Looks like I will have to re use my old OEM ones for this weekend. Why can't my dealer just order what I ask?? Its frustrating that I order OEM springs and someone behind the counter figures I want EBC.. whats up with that.
Here's the answer to that problem:

http://oem.thumpertalk.com/default.aspx

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Here's the answer to that problem:

http://oem.thumpertalk.com/default.aspx

Well if the CDN dollar keeps heading the way it is, I'll be doing all my shopping across the border. I do try to support my local dealers as much as possible, but if they keep pulling stupids all the time what can one do.

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