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Looks good, would only add that using the common fix of stock HD two steel plus one friction replacement for the spring plate also often squeals and has abrupt clutch takeup...that experience is what motivated me to go with the XR1200/Buell XB clutch parts, not problems with an an aftermarket clutch.
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Since a few more months have passed I was wondering if you are still having good results with this fix.
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Since a few more months have passed I was wondering if you are still having good results with this fix.

Yep, still have zero squeal and clutch takeup is very smooth...

(Harley should have done this many years ago, they have to be aware of the "grenade plate" issues. FWIW I sent an email on this fix to their customer suggestion box months ago but never got a reply.)
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Yep, still have zero squeal and clutch takeup is very smooth...

(Harley should have done this many years ago, they have to be aware of the "grenade plate" issues. FWIW I sent an email on this fix to their customer suggestion box months ago but never got a reply.)
Thanks for the update. Surdyke does not have some of the parts so I need to order from multiple sources.

I am sure they do, but in reality most bikes never have that failure because they don't get enough miles on them. Therefore no reason to fix the issue.
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Thanks for the update. Surdyke does not have some of the parts so I need to order from multiple sources.

I am sure they do, but in reality most bikes never have that failure because they don't get enough miles on them. Therefore no reason to fix the issue.
No reason for HD to fix it, huh
Strongly disagree with that, from what I've read here some spring plates fail in as little as 10,000 miles AND do some expensive damage. The parts guy at my local HD dealership is well aware of the issue and has some failed spring plates behind the counter. It would not cost HD more than a couple of bucks to build Sportsters at the factory with the XR1200 judder spring setup rather than the spring plate if there is even any price difference at all for the parts.
It would be right thing for HD to do and the cost would be insignificant...
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BTW the spring has to go in the right way, the FSM section for the XR1200 clutch has a diagram that details this.
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Great information. Thanks for sharing.

Question: Is there a short version of the “right way” to install the XR spring parts?
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Got mine installed and put 150 miles on it. So far so good.

Will be doing about 2,000 this coming Friday - Monday, will update when I return, assuming I remember to do so
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