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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-26-2017, 01:13 PM
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you should be able to ride 80K or more before doing a clutch.
When your in Daytona or five o'clock rush hour traffic. Always get your bike in neutral when sitting still. When you have the clutch lever puller in your causing the clutch to heat up.

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you should be able to ride 80K or more before doing a clutch.

When your in Daytona or five o'clock rush hour traffic. Always get your bike in neutral when sitting still. When you have the clutch lever puller in your causing the clutch to heat up.


Update: getting no more than 2 -3 months 3-5k miles from my Barnett Clutch packs. Just came back from leesburg bikefest and the clutch went after my afternoon ride down Main Street.
Working with my mechanic on using the oem replacement clutch. I BETTER get at least 30k miles from this change over!


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Mate there is definitly something wrong.
Without a doubt.
My clutch has almost 80K miles on it and it cops a lot of abuse.
However...Im a stickler for maintenance.
Gotta have freeplay

Edit...when I say abuse..its either in or out. .I rarely have to slip it.
It wears when it slips.
Fully engaged or fully disengaged should give stuff all wear.
On a properly adjusted system.
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[QUOTE=Bill Ragusa;2505449]Update: getting no more than 2 -3 months 3-5k miles from my Barnett Clutch packs. Just came back from leesburg bikefest and the clutch went after my afternoon ride down Main Street.
Working with my mechanic on using the oem replacement clutch. I BETTER get at least 30k miles from this change over!


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No play in the cable or you always have it half engaged.
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Update: getting no more than 2 -3 months 3-5k miles from my Barnett Clutch packs. Just came back from leesburg bikefest and the clutch went after my afternoon ride down Main Street.
Working with my mechanic on using the oem replacement clutch. I BETTER get at least 30k miles from this change over!


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No play in the cable or you always have it half engaged.
Have you talked to Barnett about it? Maybe they have a suggestion.? I have used the Barnett clutch in all three of my last three bikes and so far [knock on wood] I have had no problem with them. Are you sure they were installed correctly? I know there are no real instructions for installing them from Barnett. They just say follow your bike manual.
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Guys vision have hydraulic clutch. The 8 ball has a cable.
I'm pretty sure he's hydraulics they have no real free play like a cable

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Thank you for the clutch video. This is the first one I've seen so I also followed the link and watched a few other ones as well. It looks easier to do this work that I thought it would be. With the exception of needing the clutch tool, home made or purchased. You just have to love a YouTube certification!

Fortunately my clutch is still working perfectly after 56K miles. Yes, I have plenty of free play in the cable adjustment. And no, I don't let it slip much.

Though I've heard it stated both ways with the Victory clutch at a redlight. Some say to keep the clutch lever pulled in and the bike in gear and some say to put the bike in Neutral with the clutch lever out.

I was under the impression that with the clutch lever pulled in, the clutch plates were separated and therefore allowed to be cooled by the oil being able to circulate between them. With the clutch lever out and the bike in gear, aren't the clutch plates locked up and the oil is mostly squeezed out from between them?

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At lights, keep it in gear with the clutch in. This will allow you the quickest escape if necessary, and you won't be holding up traffic when the light changes.
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long as your going threw so many clutches that are not cheap. Do yourself a favor and go see Kevinx he is one of the top Vic mechanic in the USA. Call him and at least talk to him


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