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    Doing an oil change and after reading some threads on clutch slip I decided to change my clutch springs due to some slippage. With the clutch cover off its not hard to inspect the plates and fibers. I have been running (12k miles) a Barnett Clutch with stock springs. I discovered a couple fibers were spun down to bare metal and Splines in the Clutch basket were checked. :shock: Soooo, I junked the Barnett and got new FBG (Fast by Gast) plates and fibers, filed out the Checked basket splines and put it back together.

    Seems to work fine but I would like to have the clutch gurus look at the pics and tell me if they see any red flags.

    Thanks...

    Last edited by bonanzadave; 05-22-2008 at 07:25 PM.
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    i see one thing wrong. that work area is way too clean.

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    Did you get the APE clutch hub nut?
    FBG is as good as stock according to the dragbike guys on this site. I went with stock.
    If you're stock they you should be fine. Any engine mods might warrant a stronger clutch spring. I started out with three stock and three Barnett HD but had to go with all Barnett.
    1983 GS 1100E w/ 1230 kit, .340 lift Web Cams, Ape heavy duty valve springs, 83 1100 head with 1.5mm oversized SS intake valves, 1150 crank, Vance and Hines 1150 SuperHub, Star Racing high volume oil pump gears, 36mm carebs Dynojet stage 3 jet kit, Posplayr's SSPB, Progressive rear shocks and fork springs, Dyna 2000, Dynatek green coils and Vance & Hines 4-1 exhaust.
    1985 GS1150ES stock with 85 Red E bodywork.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chef1366 View Post
    Did you get the APE clutch hub nut?
    I got the Nut today but put it all back together last night. Do you think I really need it ? I used an impact to crank the stock nut back on and bent over the tab. Seems to be working. What do you think ?


    The Basket with the check marks filed off the splines

    Soaking the fiber plates in oil

    The Barnett fiber that went bye bye. Were my springs not strong enough ?
    Last edited by bonanzadave; 05-22-2008 at 10:44 PM.
    82 1100 EZ (red)

    "You co-opting words of KV only thickens the scent of your BS. A thief and a putter-on of airs most foul. " JEEPRUSTY

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    Sliding the basket back on the needle bearing

    The two inner most rings


    Oil and a cheap filter. Came with the wrong oring.
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    "You co-opting words of KV only thickens the scent of your BS. A thief and a putter-on of airs most foul. " JEEPRUSTY

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    Cranking down the hub nut. APE nut recommended ($25). I used the stock nut.

    Installing the springs. I used 6 new springs from Bikebandit

    Putting the cover back on with a new gasket. I tried to clean the sight glass.
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    82 1100 EZ (red)

    "You co-opting words of KV only thickens the scent of your BS. A thief and a putter-on of airs most foul. " JEEPRUSTY

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    Oh man! What happened to your photobucket link? I am about ready to do mine and those pics were helpful.

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    oops...guess I should hit my refresh button before I post. Thanks for the pics bonanza!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadang View Post
    Oh man! What happened to your photobucket link? I am about ready to do mine and those pics were helpful.
    I took it down cause it was my whole photobucket. Like 350 pics !! Incriminating stuff (just Kidding). If you want I can send you a Kodak slide show of the whole thing. PM me your email.....




    Last edited by bonanzadave; 05-31-2008 at 11:49 PM.
    82 1100 EZ (red)

    "You co-opting words of KV only thickens the scent of your BS. A thief and a putter-on of airs most foul. " JEEPRUSTY

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    Good stuff!
    Make sure the hub mates with the oil pump.
    I've never seen a fiber wasted like that! I wonder where it all went? :shock:
    Last edited by chef1366; 05-23-2008 at 12:51 AM.
    1983 GS 1100E w/ 1230 kit, .340 lift Web Cams, Ape heavy duty valve springs, 83 1100 head with 1.5mm oversized SS intake valves, 1150 crank, Vance and Hines 1150 SuperHub, Star Racing high volume oil pump gears, 36mm carebs Dynojet stage 3 jet kit, Posplayr's SSPB, Progressive rear shocks and fork springs, Dyna 2000, Dynatek green coils and Vance & Hines 4-1 exhaust.
    1985 GS1150ES stock with 85 Red E bodywork.


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