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About 10,000 miles ago I replace my stock clutch with an energy one clutch and 5% (?) plus spring. Mostly to eliminate the factory spring plate.

I didn't really care for the look of the energy one discs. Very little material and half as many grooves. I ran them with Formula+, which could have been some of my problem.

The clutch was always grabby and chirpy on take off. I found it very unpredictable for engagement. Probably should have used auto trans fluid, but was more concerned about tranny gears than clutch.

Finally got an extra factory disc and swapped out the energy one for the factory clutches sans spring plate. What a difference. No noise and very smooth engagement.

I also found while removing energy one clutches, several of the discs were stuck to the steels and there were a few steels with hot spots on them. Again, probably a fluid compatibility thing.
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Interesting. I put the extra stock plate in when my spring plate exploded. I have not been happy with how it is behaving and was thinking about replacing the entire pack with a new HD Screamin Eagle or Energy One kit. I only have the stock-with-spring-plate to compare it to, but I would describe it the way you describe your Energy One experience. I use the stock fluid.
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I went with the barnett extra plate . My clutch hub exploded. Then after replaced that the disks burnt up. It was always chirpy. I put the spring plate back in with a stronger spring. Runs great
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From what I've read, the Alto Carbonite clutch seems to have the least problems as an upgrade. I'm sure some real testaments will be forthcoming.

I think the Energy One and others are Kevlar, but this is just what I've read from many clutch related posts.

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I use the E1 recommended B&M Trickshift (non-syn) fluid with my E1 clutch, and I've had zero problems. Knock on wood......
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I just went with the SE extra plate kit in mine. Seems to work just fine, even with the extra ponies.
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My alto seems to be working fine. It does squeal. I use b&m trickshift.
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Damn you all for talking about clutches. Yesterday I could get neutral unless I shut it down. Today I notice its being grabby.
My 06 1200 still has the stock pack, last oil change was Spectro Sportster gear oil and before that was 75-90w Lucas.
If I cant adjust it out then I got a EG1 kit in the parts bin.
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I use the E1 recommended B&M Trickshift (non-syn) fluid with my E1 clutch, and I've had zero problems. Knock on wood......
probably what I should have done. Really think the issue was the fluid used. Not necessarily the E1 clutch itself
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