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Re: How-To: 4° Advance Timing and Clutch Spring Upgrade

Is there a reason to replace the clutch springs if they are not bad?

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The aftermarkets like the EBC's are about 10% stiffer. They provide a bit more bite which is not a bad thing when performing the timing mod, and/or upgrading your clutch itself. Is it required? - No.


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Might sound dumb, but do I have to do any rejetting after doing this mod?

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Thanks. I know what I will be doing in 2 weeks....

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The aftermarkets like the EBC's are about 10% stiffer. They provide a bit more bite which is not a bad thing when performing the timing mod, and/or upgrading your clutch itself. Is it required? - No.
Thanks! I'm only considering the timing mod because both side covers are seeping oil at the seal. Figure if I pull it apart to reseal I might as well mod the timing while I'm in there. Just wasn't sure if the springs were a preventive maintenance thing or another "mod".

Do the aftermarket springs change the feel of the clutch lever? Do a lot of in town riding and don't need extra cramping in my hand!

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Thanks! I'm only considering the timing mod because both side covers are seeping oil at the seal. Figure if I pull it apart to reseal I might as well mod the timing while I'm in there. Just wasn't sure if the springs were a preventive maintenance thing or another "mod".

Do the aftermarket springs change the feel of the clutch lever? Do a lot of in town riding and don't need extra cramping in my hand!

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Should give a more solid feedback through the entire sweep of the lever. Could be perceived as stiffer but should also prevent having to use the entire sweep between gears.

I might suggest if you are looking be wary of Barnett. I did my home work, verified part numbers, etc... and STILL got springs that are too large for my basket. Damned things are coil bound. Barnett has, of course, replaced the springs at their cost but I still have to crack the case open again to get the right springs inside the basket.

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Is there any difference between Barnett & EBC clutch springs?

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Is there any difference between Barnett & EBC clutch springs?
Yes. Apparently EBC can get springs that match the bike they are spec'd for.

Otherwise, I dunno.


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