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  1. rrounds
    11-25-2011 09:29 PM - permalink
    You can use the stock springs, just shim the stock springs with a 0.030 to 0.040 washer. I did drill the washer out to fit over the spring boss, so it does like this- washer spring new bolt with washer to hold the spring. Do one spring at a time, all you need to buy is 5 bolts and 10 washers. As for the clutch adjustment, all I do is make sure the clutch disengages. I have a lot of free play on my clutch lever so I know that when I'm not using it, it's hooked up as hooked up as it's going to hook. Lay your bike on its side and you don't even have to drain your oil.

  2. lilolpace
    11-25-2011 12:00 PM - permalink
    Ok, so I read the whole post on what you did, thats awesome man! I dont know why I never thought of that. I intend on shimming my stock springs this weekend simply because I dont want to wait on new springs and I dont think my clutch is slipping that bad, if you could give me some insight on the proper adjustments and or ideas on why the bike wont run over 105mph that would be awesome too!! Your help and insight has and is greatly appreciated!!
  3. lilolpace
    11-25-2011 11:37 AM - permalink
    Good Morning,

    I was reading your post about how you shimmed your clutch and want to do this myself this weekend. Is there a way that I can use stock springs and shim them? or should I wait and order the barnett springs to do so? I believe I can feel my clutch slipping when I get on it hard. it has 30k miles on it, I tried to adjust it but it still releases right at the end. The lower adjustment I just tightened until the cable was taught but not actually engaging the clutch at all, is this the proper adjustment? I am used to a Harley. My bike is a 99 shadow spirit 1100, I had a 97 that would run nearly 130, I cannot seem to get this one over 105? maybe dirty carbs, clutch slipping? It holds 100-105 good, just wont go above that. In your post where you were talking about drilling the washers to fit over the boss? im not sure I understand that.Any and all advice or input that you could provide me with would be greatly appreciated

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