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Thanks for telling! That's way cheaper than $600. How's the clutch lever compare to stock 883 - is it much harder to press?
Yes, until it gets broken in. I have 3 bikes and don't notice any difference now. When it was first installed, yes, major difference.

If you are not going to do the install yourself (which is easy cheesy) then you don't need the kit with the tool. You do NOT have to remove the basket or Primary Chain. Just pull the primary case, use tool, remove old plates, install new parts, and button her back up.
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I'm running the heaviest clutch spring I could find on the internet. its not a bad pull until you drive in town then it sucks.

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Yes, until it gets broken in. I have 3 bikes and don't notice any difference now. When it was first installed, yes, major difference.

If you are not going to do the install yourself (which is easy cheesy) then you don't need the kit with the tool. You do NOT have to remove the basket or Primary Chain. Just pull the primary case, use tool, remove old plates, install new parts, and button her back up.
Talked to my mechanic today - I'm gonna order it. Hope it'll get broken in fast, because 80 % of the time I do ride in the city.
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[QUOTE=shaymus;3267070]Mine was the same way. I replaced everything in the clutch and it still slipped. So, $600 later I got a Barnett racing clutch.

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How hard was it to put in? Did make a big change it the feel of the clutch? Was it worth the money?
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Mine was the same way. I replaced everything in the clutch and it still slipped. So, $600 later I got a Barnett racing clutch.

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How hard was it to put in? Did make a big change it the feel of the clutch? Was it worth the money?
Just got it the other day. I'm going to put it in tomorrow. Untill I can get my bike to start ( which I've been going through hell ), I won't know. I replaced everything with the stock clutch which cost me around $1000 and it still slipped. That is why I bought the drag racing clutch. I just hope I can pull the lever. It came with 3 sets of springs , I put the med. in and it says they are 70 lbs. I probably will get a popeye arm out of it. As for putting it in , the direction look pretty simple. I goes in the stock clutch basket.
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Just got it the other day. I'm going to put it in tomorrow. Untill I can get my bike to start ( which I've been going through hell ), I won't know. I replaced everything with the stock clutch which cost me around $1000 and it still slipped. That is why I bought the drag racing clutch. I just hope I can pull the lever. It came with 3 sets of springs , I put the med. in and it says they are 70 lbs. I probably will get a popeye arm out of it. As for putting it in , the direction look pretty simple. I goes in the stock clutch basket.
let us know how this works out for you. what kind of torque are you putting to to the ground with your engine?

I had to adjust my ramp adjustment to 3/4 turn backed off to help pervent slipping. 1/2 turn still slipped. thats with 1/8" cable play. (after take-up)

some times I wonder if the ramp assy should have its own return spring.

I hate a slipping clutch. (all with an extra-plate clutch and competition clutch spring) I'm even running spectro lube in the chain case / transmission
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Ordered Belt Drive clutch from Dan at NRHS. Intersting, the problem I described (0.5...1 sec delay after releasing the clutch lever) doesn't happen all the time. Could it possibly be that the clutch cable needs lubricating?
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Ordered Belt Drive clutch from Dan at NRHS. Intersting, the problem I described (0.5...1 sec delay after releasing the clutch lever) doesn't happen all the time. Could it possibly be that the clutch cable needs lubricating?
it could be the cable, or maybe the ball has worked a little pocket in the ramp assy.

I think the ramp lever should have a return spring on it. (they don't come with a spring)
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