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I seem to have fried my clutch the other night by screwing around in the garage doing burnouts. Whoops.:banghead: Anyways, with the clutch lever totally released the bike goes nowhere. I am assuming that all I should have to replace is the steel and friction plates and of course the nut that holds the pack in. Is there anything that I am missing here? Should I also replace the springs? Any and all help would be appreciated. I'm pretty green when it comes to working on bikes but have done alot of work on autos and I am very mechanically inclined and not afraid to tackle this. Thanks for anyone and everyones help!

P.S. 2003 VRSCA with 9900 miles.
 

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Get a slipper clutch and new nut. Easy, Works great. Joe
 

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just put a new slipper in as mentioned,, a complete new slipper is under $200.00,, or if you wish you can buy a used stock clutch cheap as well......I have a used stock clutch that just under 8000 miles on it you can have for $40.00,, but if it was me I still would go with the slipper.
 

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slipper as Joe says...

watch video...

Link in Sig.
 

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Call Nick Trask at Trask turbo's and get him to send you a clutch setup for his turbo bike. Never look back again:notworth:
 

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Call Nick Trask at Trask turbo's and get him to send you a clutch setup for his turbo bike. Never look back again:notworth:
That's just a Barnett clutch. Slipper is MUCH better. I've had both.
 

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If the bike shows absolutely NO movement at all when the clutch is released I would be concerned with a broken output shaft. This has happened with some early year bikes.

First step, put in the HD Slipper Clutch.
 

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I appreciate the help. I think I'm going to go with the slipper clutch. Stock clutch at the dealerships here in Phoenix want 284.xx out the door. I can find slippers right near $200 + 20 for shipping on the net. What exactly is the difference with the slipper clutch? I'm gonna do some research on it right now, but, what are your personal experiences with it? How does act compared to a stock clutch, etc....??
 

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its easier to squeeze and hold the clutch lever for one
 

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Slipper Clutch allows the clutch to "slip" if/when you do a hard shift at higher RPMs. By the clutch "slipping", it limits the amount of torque put to the rear wheel. In other words, the clutch slips so your rear wheel won't. When you down shift at high rpms with a traditional clutch, your rear wheel will loose traction and try to come around on you. With the slipper clutch, the clutch slips so your rear wheel does not loose traction
 

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Guys:

I have the same situation like Black03 and I ordered a Barnett extra plate Clutch Kit for replace the original clutch of my R that I burned doing burn outs on Dec. 31. The barnett will result in a good inversion? The original clutch will cost $23.00 each and separators for more than $230.00. The Barnett cost me $159.00 with free shipping. Opinions are welcome.

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Jolo

PD: Black03 I'm not hijacking your post
 

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Call Nick Trask at Trask turbo's and get him to send you a clutch setup for his turbo bike. Never look back again:notworth:
The clutch kit that Nick sells is Barnett's Kevlar plates and steels... If any member wants to go that route, PM me and I'll save you some money on the parts...
 

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slipper as Joe says...

watch video...

Link in Sig.
LOL all you "slipper" guys crack me up... Me, I prefer the lockup clutch :)... Course I'm just strange so don't do what I do :)....
 

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Guys:

I have the same situation like Black03 and I ordered a Barnett extra plate Clutch Kit for replace the original clutch of my R that I burned doing burn outs on Dec. 31. The barnett will result in a good inversion? The original clutch will cost $23.00 each and separators for more than $230.00. The Barnett cost me $159.00 with free shipping. Opinions are welcome.

Thanks,

Jolo

PD: Black03 I'm not hijacking your post
I'm not sure why this needs to be repeated but, the slipper clutch (37938-08KA, $184 with 20% discount) is what you should use. It's better than fixing the old one or using a Barnett kit even though the slipper may cost a little more.
 

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Damn, Why I don't ask before. With the part number posted by Stever975 now I know perfectly what slipper clutch mean. I already ordered the Barnett. The next time I would try to buy the slipper. Thanks for the help.
 

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Damn, Why I don't ask before. With the part number posted by Stever975 now I know perfectly what slipper clutch mean. I already ordered the Barnett. The next time I would try to buy the slipper. Thanks for the help.

You can run the Barnett frictions and steels in the v-rod slipper hub and base.It's the hub and base that has ramps and balls that release the clamping force when downshifting to keep the tire from loosing traction.The cool thing about the slipper is it mechanically increases the clamping force when engine torque is applied.
In other words,the more you twist the throttle,the better the clutch will hold.
 

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If the bike shows absolutely NO movement at all when the clutch is released I would be concerned with a broken output shaft. This has happened with some early year bikes.

First step, put in the HD Slipper Clutch.
Wouldn't the first step be to check for a broken output shaft? A new slipper clutch is not going to remedy that situation.
 

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I appreciate the help. I think I'm going to go with the slipper clutch. Stock clutch at the dealerships here in Phoenix want 284.xx out the door. I can find slippers right near $200 + 20 for shipping on the net. What exactly is the difference with the slipper clutch? I'm gonna do some research on it right now, but, what are your personal experiences with it? How does act compared to a stock clutch, etc....??
Slipper clutch obvious benefits:

1. Clutch lever pull much easier,
2. No rubber left on the asphalt when downshifting suddenly.
 

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doh. I just bought another complete slipper, cos i started to cook the one thats in the bike now, are telling me i could have just ordered some plates and steels for cheaper
 

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doh. I just bought another complete slipper, cos i started to cook the one thats in the bike now, are telling me i could have just ordered some plates and steels for cheaper
Yup :) That's what he's saying...
 
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