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Clutch Slip after cams

Directly after I put my cams and baker compensator in the clutch started slipping on the way home from my brothers house.
(I checked adjustment at the primary while I was in there.) I adjusted it to grab earlier and it seemed to do fine. At least I don't notice any slippage. It is harder to find neutral and I prefer my clutch to engage further out where I can use two fingers rather than having to use all 4 and mash it all the in to disengage. The clutch has 40k miles on it. Question is should I replace the clutches, the clutches and plates or just go to a heavier spring?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 06:11 PM
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Had similar problem. Went with extra plate kit and spring for Baker.
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I'm having that problem also. I went ahead and picked up a SE clutch spring today. I am hoping this will cure my slipping problem.
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I installed the SE Spring in my bike and Barnett clutches. Don't know if the hydraulic clutch made the difference, but it is a handful now and you don't want to get caught up in slow moving traffic. Also with the clutches, it releases different from the stock setup.
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Directly after I put my cams and baker compensator in the clutch started slipping on the way home from my brothers house.
(I checked adjustment at the primary while I was in there.) I adjusted it to grab earlier and it seemed to do fine. At least I don't notice any slippage. It is harder to find neutral and I prefer my clutch to engage further out where I can use two fingers rather than having to use all 4 and mash it all the in to disengage. The clutch has 40k miles on it. Question is should I replace the clutches, the clutches and plates or just go to a heavier spring?
Install a AIM VPC. you won't have nay more issues. The SE spring will make your arms like Popeye. Lol
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Install a AIM VPC. you won't have nay more issues. The SE spring will make your arms like Popeye. Lol
the way to go...
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I have the SE clutch spring in my 107 with heads and cams, works well. I don't notice a problem in traffic, maybe I am just used to it.
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I plan on doing a Barnett extra plate kit and their spring conversion. It ditches the pressure plate and uses coils instead. It has 6 spring buckets and comes with 6 stiff springs and 6 soft springs so you can mix and match for your needs.
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I have the SE clutch spring in my 107 with heads and cams, works well. I don't notice a problem in traffic, maybe I am just used to it.
Similar here, 106 stock heads. Used the SE spring there is no slippage. It takes a touch more to pull but no big deal at all
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