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Old 10-26-2009, 11:41 AM   #11
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Thanks mscuddy,I have rode bikes since I was 7 years old ,wrenched on them for four years for a living,Raced motocross in my younger years for 7 years, got a support ride with Honda in '83......I have abused a bike or 2 in my day.I know the bike is gear'd high, but 2, 1/8 mile passes should not frie a new clutch, Thanks Brother
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:48 AM   #12
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I'm not sure why you are thanking him. I think he just referred to you a ham-fisted clod.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:56 AM   #13
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I'm not sure why you are thanking him. I think he just referred to you a ham-fisted clod.
I think he's just glad Matt didn't call him a clod-fisted ham.
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:49 AM   #14
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Ham? Did somebody say ham?

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Old 10-29-2009, 10:52 AM   #15
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the shop said the clutch is a wear item. no warranty on this item. no matter if you baby it or ride like ben spies. Is the problem deing a slipper clutch?












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Old 10-29-2009, 11:09 AM   #16
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the shop said the clutch is a wear item. no warranty on this item. no matter if you baby it or ride like ben spies. Is the problem deing a slipper clutch?












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No, the problem is being they made a clutch that has no "excess capacity" to shed heat and absorb abuse, in-order to make the bike as a "package" smaller and lighter.
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:14 AM   #17
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Well like everything else nowdays, that's bull sh!t. How can a major Japanese factory design a clutch that won't take a couple hard passes on a strip?

Take for instance my "built" '81 KZ750. Dynoed at 85 RWH the clutch was abused, misused and finally gave up the ghost after about 13000 miles of canyon thrashing (fanning the clutch in a high gear to get the revs back, etc).

Sounds like your Yamaha shop is staffed by a bunch of weenies. I fantasize about dropping a bike through the roof from about 10,000 feet up, like a smart bomb. Hear that Glendale Honda? The same idiots who forgot to install an air filter on my '83 XL600S.

Feh. Support ride eh? What years? I got to ride with Jim Coffee a few times, that guy was smokin' fast (ex Yamaha support rider).

Anyway, you might want to try a Barnett clutch, they still make good stuff. Springs too.
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Well like everything else nowdays, that's bull sh!t. How can a major Japanese factory design a clutch that won't take a couple hard passes on a strip?

Take for instance my "built" '81 KZ750. Dynoed at 85 RWH the clutch was abused, misused and finally gave up the ghost after about 13000 miles of canyon thrashing (fanning the clutch in a high gear to get the revs back, etc).

Sounds like your Yamaha shop is staffed by a bunch of weenies. I fantasize about dropping a bike through the roof from about 10,000 feet up, like a smart bomb. Hear that Glendale Honda? The same idiots who forgot to install an air filter on my '83 XL600S.

Feh. Support ride eh? What years? I got to ride with Jim Coffee a few times, that guy was smokin' fast (ex Yamaha support rider).

Anyway, you might want to try a Barnett clutch, they still make good stuff. Springs too.
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