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  • BBYHD Posts: 43
    Stock Poster BBYHD
    01 Dec 2017 12:32 PM

    Hey guys,


    Is there a better than stock clutch available for Sportsters that's not huge $$$ ?  And is it worth it?

    Suit 2008 XL883 (1200 conversion).

    Started slipping.


    Thanks!


    Chris

  • AlHD48 Posts: 360
    Stage 1 Poster AlHD48
    01 Dec 2017 02:26 PM
    I have a heavy duty clutxh in my 1200 forty eight. It grips hard. Lever is hard to pull in but i like it 
  • BBYHD Posts: 43
    Stock Poster BBYHD
    01 Dec 2017 02:32 PM
    Posted by AlHD48 on 01 Dec 2017 02:26 PM
    I have a heavy duty clutxh in my 1200 forty eight. It grips hard. Lever is hard to pull in but i like it 

     

    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....

  • StinkFinger Posts: 363
    Stage 1 Poster StinkFinger
    01 Dec 2017 05:51 PM
    HD heavy duty clutch spring (as stated above) is probably the cheapest option. You keep the stock plates/discs, just replace the spring, cost about $70 from memory about 5 years ago  

    If the pull is too hard for you after that you can install a different clutch ramp, like the Muller ramp.


  • BBYHD Posts: 43
    Stock Poster BBYHD
    01 Dec 2017 06:07 PM
    Posted by StinkFinger on 01 Dec 2017 05:51 PM
    HD heavy duty clutch spring (as stated above) is probably the cheapest option. You keep the stock plates/discs, just replace the spring, cost about $70 from memory about 5 years ago  

    If the pull is too hard for you after that you can install a different clutch ramp, like the Muller ramp.


     

    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...

  • StinkFinger Posts: 363
    Stage 1 Poster StinkFinger
    01 Dec 2017 06:45 PM
    If you go aftermarket probably best to use whatever oil they recommend, I have read some of that stuff doesn't like Harley oil
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1628
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    05 Dec 2017 09:20 AM
    you have good info here, I've had a lot of different clutch on Harley's over the years. I found a bit of slip in the clutch not always a bad thing, I did my testing on a drag strip.
    I think your best bet if you can get a stock plate and steel to replace the spring plate. that will give you one extra clutch plate, so you have more surface area, just leave your stock spring see how it goes. everyone different as we are all different sizes and weight. but try to get away with lightest spring pressure you can makes shifts faster easier and riding in traffic easier. keep away from the aftermarket plates I found Harley plates in stock clutch to be the best.
    if you want a really good clutch bandit machine works make some beauty's I've has bandit super clutch and I've has an s&s clutch both good but had them in big twins think bandit has sportster clutch too. but more clutch than you need.
  • AlHD48 Posts: 360
    Stage 1 Poster AlHD48
    05 Dec 2017 07:02 PM
    Screamin eagle 
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1628
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    06 Dec 2017 06:32 AM
    Posted by AlHD48 on 05 Dec 2017 07:02 PM
    Screamin eagle 

     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.

  • BBYHD Posts: 43
    Stock Poster BBYHD
    07 Dec 2017 09:15 AM

    Thanks all for the advice, I've got an Energy One extra plate kit coming for her.

  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1628
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    07 Dec 2017 10:25 AM
    Posted by BBYHD on 07 Dec 2017 09:15 AM

    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.

  • walka Posts: 3339
    MELBOURNE
    Forum Legend walka
    08 Dec 2017 12:00 PM
    With the the energy one you must use Auto trans fluid
  • BBYHD Posts: 43
    Stock Poster BBYHD
    08 Dec 2017 02:27 PM
    Posted by walka on 08 Dec 2017 12:00 PM
    With the the energy one you must use Auto trans fluid

     

    I'll let John know when I drop it in, he'll probs know that anyway, but I will remind him...

  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1628
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    14 Dec 2017 03:52 PM
    Posted by walka on 08 Dec 2017 12:00 PM
    With the the energy one you must use Auto trans fluids used atf type f in my Buell with energy one still prefer stock hd with one extra plate myself. and stock diaphragm the energy one diaphragm I got was cut wrong from new so never tried to use it. not sure if that is common as only one I have ever used.
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