Is there a better than stock clutch available for Sportsters that's not huge $$$ ? And is it worth it?
Suit 2008 XL883 (1200 conversion).
Thanks, what one did you put in?
I'm reading the Barnetts Kevlar extra plate kit is good? or the Screamin Eagle one?
I have no idea about clutches for bikes....
cool thanks, I will discuss with my HD shop, I think plates may have to be changed though as its slipping anyway? May as well replace whatever needs replacing with something up-spec...
well not sur but the use renamed aftermarket , but have never impressed me. one of my friends when he started out racing top bike nitro Harley he got a secondhand puppet framed shumaker 120 cubic inch top bike, to learn with. was having trouble with the clutch it was using . he set it up differently he used stock sportster clutch plates, he got it working great the bike stood up on end of wheelie bar at willowbank nationals clutch worked so well, too good.
Thanks all for the advice, I've got an Energy One extra plate kit coming for her.
I have same clutch in my Buell tube frame but wish I just kept stock clutch and used one extra plate. so keep your stock clutch keep all plates and steels in order wire the pack together. use your stock pressure plate I did and works fine. if you can get redline mt oil only need one 1liter bottle, if you can't get that belray sport is a good primary and gear box oil, helps make clutch feel better too. good luck with it.
my stock clutch on my old 2003 1200xl slips a bit but I don't worry, as when I had my twin cam dyna and ride to drags, when I shifted to 5th gear it would just slip and revs would go up. so I just held it in 4th gear was averaging around 11.3 consistent 118mph to 121mph in speed traps at 7,200. depended on weather to what speed I got in traps time I took depended on how quick I could do 60 foot time. anyway I bit bullit bought an s&s clutch thats a compleat clutch hub and plates. was a really good clutch and is still in the bike and working fine. just it did not make 1 tenth of a second or 1mph difference and 60ft time no quicker than with stock slipping clutch.
I'm going to get motor rebuilt for some bulk torque, but don't know what times will do just I'll keep stock clutch add extra stock plate see what times and let her slip if, slips too much I'll put a vpc pressure plate in as keeps clutch pull light.
I'll let John know when I drop it in, he'll probs know that anyway, but I will remind him...