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I have found the clutch adjustment is a little more sensitive without the springplate but otherwise no real change.

I have a clutch I removed with approximately 30-40,000 miles on it and the steel and fiber plates look fine (Most of my miles are highway). PM me an address and I will drop them in the mail.
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I just discovered this thread about upgrading the clutch with stock parts instead of performance parts. It looks like a no-brainer for those of us who just like to tour/cruise and don't have the extra dollars to spend.
Are there any updates on the pro's and con's of doing this?
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get rid of the brass rivets spring plate...
install what else you like... SE, Barnett, Alto, whatever...

it's a shame, IMO, they still came equipped like this
if they would at any cost a cushion effect why not a compensator on the rear sprocket like the Japanese market Sporties...??? or a system like that on XRs...???
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Anyone that needs some good used stock friction discs and plates, give me a holler. I have a whole stack of them.
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I'm going ahead to change my grenade ring for stock rings (2 steel, 1 friction). As far as I know, there is no damage to anything but I am closing in on the 15K mile warning zone. While I'm doing this job, is there any other part I should check or replace, such as a bearing? I'm new to motorcycle transmissions but I know what a clutch release/throw-out bearing is in a car's manual transmission and it is a sacrificial bearing that always should be replaced.
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Here's the Sporsterpedia section on the Clutch:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...vo:priclutch01

It's worth a good read to understand how the clutch works and How & Why to make the clutch adjustment...

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I'm going ahead to change my grenade ring for stock rings (2 steel, 1 friction). As far as I know, there is no damage to anything but I am closing in on the 15K mile warning zone. While I'm doing this job, is there any other part I should check or replace, such as a bearing? I'm new to motorcycle transmissions but I know what a clutch release/throw-out bearing is in a car's manual transmission and it is a sacrificial bearing that always should be replaced.
Not for nothing. But if I were doing it again I would definitely go with the XR1200 judder spring instead.
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...While I'm doing this job, is there any other part I should check or replace, such as a bearing?...
Yes, replace the clutch release bearing. Put in the 7200B angular contact bearing Harley should have used originally. It's a "replace it before it fails" thing like preemptively replacing the grenade plate.

If you get the dreaded clutch squeal/shudder add Redline Limited Slip Additive an ounce at a time 'til it quits.

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Wow! I sure am glad I asked that question! That info should automatically be associated with the grenade ring. I'm ordering the 7200B right away. This is one of those "while I'm at it" moments that I actually did something right, the first time.
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