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So the garage is getting cool enough to investigate the clutch.

Is replacing the spring plate with plate(s) a common thing?
Are there any negatives to doing that?

Is clutch R&R a do it yourself job. Haynes says to take to dealer, because there is a special tool required.

But I don't get that from reading the sportsterpedia, it seems to say it's a DIY job.

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Compressor tool basically
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Replacing the spring “grenade” plate with a combo of friction and steel plates is very common. Only downside is that some people report a screeching noise upon take off. Another option is to go to an XR1200 judder spring setup which works really well and makes no noise. If you search around the forum you’ll find some good threads on it.

It’s a very easy task and you just need a clutch compressor tool. I think I paid $45 or so for my energy one tool, some guys even make tools that work.
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3" sch 10 pipes X one inche long and a 1/4" X 1" X 4" plate tacked on the pipe end and here your compressor tool. Just drill in the center a hole to pass the adjusting screw. I use the adjusting nut to compress the clutch diaphragm spring. Use a 90* hooks to get the retainer clips out.
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I love homemade tools. Did something similar for a clutch replacement about 35 years ago and I still have it
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