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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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My clutch is toast on my 07 Vegas after 6k miles. Clutch cable adjustment is in spec and was adjusted when cold. I was running Rotella T6 full syntethic oil.. lesson learned there Vic oil from now on.

Mods are in sig was thinking of going with the barnett fibers and plates. I don't think I will be doing any more power adders. Are the barnett friction plates more robust than stock?

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I just about always go with Barnetts. They make you work a little more but you get what you pay for.

That said, 6k is not much in the life of a clutch. Did the bike sit for awhile? Just saying, the muscle mods you did aren't likely the cause of the failure unless you were playing them for all they were worth and punishing that rear wheel.

I would look for other reasons besides the oil and the tricks.

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I've owned the bike for a year and put 2k miles on it myself. I do ride it quite hard as I'm accustomed to a sport bike. Prior to me purchasing it I believe it did sit for a while. The slipping started after a burnout at the track.

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Well, Barnett makes a fine clutch. It won't go south on you over some heavy wristed hijinks.
Keeping the bike active is good for the clutch. Letting it sit in a partially submerged oil (any oil) bath for months OTOH, not a clutches best friend.
I don't know if that had anything to do with your misery but it's at least as likely as the cams and pipes.

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Ill have to slap the barnett clutch in this weekend.. no way I'm paying $400+ for the factory one. Good thing its going to rain.

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It's big money but this setup works pretty well. I've not had any issues with the one on my bike.

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That does look like a nice setup. Probaly a bit overkill for my setup though. Before cams I put down 93 hp and 100 torque.

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I am thinking my bike sat for a while before I bought it and at times the clutch seems to have high spots. How much (ballpark) is a clutch replacement when the time comes?

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If you do it yourself right around $300 using the barnett clutch. You need a primary cover gasket for $50, clutch itself is $200 and of course an oil change $50.

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My clutch is toast on my 07 Vegas after 6k miles. Clutch cable adjustment is in spec and was adjusted when cold. I was running Rotella T6 full synthetic oil.. lesson learned there Vic oil from now on.

Mods are in sig was thinking of going with the barnett fibers and plates. I don't think I will be doing any more power adders. Are the barnett friction plates more robust than stock?
Did you switch back to Vic oil? Lots of guys say problem goes away when they do.
Barnett is the best maker of clutch plates. If you do go to Barnett plates you can stay with your Syn.
Clutch plates go away when guys don't stay with one or two oil's.
Barnett's are designed to work with synthetic oil's.
Soak the new plates in oil for a half hour I believe and then put them in.

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