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dylanr

Just Destroyed My Clutch Basket

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I had a heck of a time getting the lock nut off of my clutch, and ended up breaking the clutch basket AND center clutch hub.... idiot. now i have to decide wether or not to buy expensive aftermarket clutch parts, or go with the cheaper honda oem stuff, what do you guys think.

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look on ebay, if it only broke cuz of a slip or mistake you had then there not bad parts. Try a cheap find on ebay then go from there.

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OEM is the way to go. it was designed with longevity in mind.

i always use toyota parts when doing my work on toyota's. not that its the same thing, but there is a difference.

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OEM is the way to go. it was designed with longevity in mind.

i always use toyota parts when doing my work on toyota's. not that its the same thing, but there is a difference.

Some of the aftermarket clutch baskets have steel inserts where the clutch discs run. These vastly outlast an aluminum OEM one.

That said I replaced my badly worn clutch basket with a not perfect ebay one for $25. Honda wanted $350 or something.

You didn't say what bike you have. If it's a 650R and you want an aftermarket basket, buy now. They will soon go out of production. They stopped making them for 600's soon after Honda production stopped.

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ok, so are they cheaper than OEM?

No idea really. I'll take a guess that they are about the same at an astronomical $350! I'll take ebay...

In general I agree with you on the OEM parts. There is certainly nothing wrong with them. However, for brake rotors, pads, tires, bars, grips, chains, and sprockets I usually go aftermarket because of price.

It's time to go and load the bike and head out for the first ride of the year. :banghead:

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I find that OEM is never really cheap. Honda seems to take great pride in their parts, enough so to charge an arm and a leg for them. I just finished a rebuild on an 84 XL 350, and a new piston, rings, wrist pin, clips, and gasket set ran me up to $170 for everything, and that was from Hondaparts-direct.com.

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+1 for an aftermarket with steel inserts for clutch plates to ride on, but i guess that depends alot on how hard and how much your riding your bike also, for me i will try to find a nice cheapy stocker on ebay but for say a bike that i ride and race with alot i would replace with aftermarket when stocker went bad.

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