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Old 03-24-2010, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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which clutch kit have u guys had the most success with? i need a new clutch and was wondering what company has the least sliping, longest lasting clutch?
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just use the CHEAP 'tusk' kits.... about $45 and they last ME a LONG time....


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^^^ x2 tusk is cheap and preforms well, if you want the best of the best Hinson and Rekluse.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the absolute best clutch you can get is the barnett carbon fiber...not the kevlar...the carbon fiber. The next best thing is a stock honda clutch with stiffer springs. i think tusk sell those seperately. Just so you know, the Z400, Kfx400, Dvx400 AND 450r all share the same clutch fibers. The steels are splined different. the 450r fibers are an upgrade for z400 owners. The stock 450r fibers are actually some really good fibers. My tusk clutch lasted quite a while until i sank my bike a couple times and then transplanted the tusk used clutch to my newly built 470 big bore stroker. They didnt last long after that. So for $45 bucks, you cant beat that kit.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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good to hear about the tusk kit. I will be needing a new kit soon, but thought it would be a waste of money since it was so cheap compared to other steel and fiber kits out there. Does the tusk kit come with the extra fiber so that i can remove the judder spring?
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the absolute best clutch you can get is the barnett carbon fiber...not the kevlar...the carbon fiber. The next best thing is a stock honda clutch with stiffer springs. i think tusk sell those seperately. Just so you know, the Z400, Kfx400, Dvx400 AND 450r all share the same clutch fibers. The steels are splined different. the 450r fibers are an upgrade for z400 owners. The stock 450r fibers are actually some really good fibers. My tusk clutch lasted quite a while until i sank my bike a couple times and then transplanted the tusk used clutch to my newly built 470 big bore stroker. They didnt last long after that. So for $45 bucks, you cant beat that kit.[/b]
X2. got barnett cluth plates and springs w/ stock basket. works good.
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the absolute best clutch you can get is the barnett carbon fiber...not the kevlar...the carbon fiber. The next best thing is a stock honda clutch with stiffer springs. i think tusk sell those seperately. Just so you know, the Z400, Kfx400, Dvx400 AND 450r all share the same clutch fibers. The steels are splined different. the 450r fibers are an upgrade for z400 owners. The stock 450r fibers are actually some really good fibers. My tusk clutch lasted quite a while until i sank my bike a couple times and then transplanted the tusk used clutch to my newly built 470 big bore stroker. They didnt last long after that. So for $45 bucks, you cant beat that kit.[/b]






I an running the "Dirt Digger" (Barnett) .....I can't remember if it is the Kevlar or CF but it has held up great so far.... the OEMs are good quality too....I just wanted to try the Barnett kit out because it comes with 20% stiffer springs...and it works great. ...stiffer springs are a plus no matter which kit you go with.
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good to hear about the tusk kit. I will be needing a new kit soon, but thought it would be a waste of money since it was so cheap compared to other steel and fiber kits out there. Does the tusk kit come with the extra fiber so that i can remove the judder spring?[/b]
I don't believe they come with an extra fiber. I have a Driveline clutch kit, a little heavier duty than Tusk and still kinda on the cheap side, and it also did not come with the extra fiber.
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good to hear about the tusk kit. I will be needing a new kit soon, but thought it would be a waste of money since it was so cheap compared to other steel and fiber kits out there. Does the tusk kit come with the extra fiber so that i can remove the judder spring?[/b]
I don't believe they come with an extra fiber. I have a Driveline clutch kit, a little heavier duty than Tusk and still kinda on the cheap side, and it also did not come with the extra fiber.
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So are there any kits that do come with the extra fiber? Or is there a way to get tusk or driveline to send an extra one? The other option i guess would be to buy an OEM kit and then order another #7 fiber.
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I assume your talking about the Judder spring mod?

if so...just re-use one of your older fibers when replacing.... it shouldnt cause any type of problem if not worn down to the hub....


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well its good to hear many of u have had good luck with the cheap tusk kits but all i know is that my OEM lasted me 5 years with the clutch i learnt on and tought several others on too. so i might just go with the OEM.
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if i were to go with OEM what item(s) would i need on the list of any oneline OEM parts catalog? i couldnt find any one or two(either both plates as a pakage or fibers and steels) listed anywhere. and what site(like ronnies or service honda) would be the cheapest, parts plus shipping?
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its all about trial and error when it comes to these clutch kits. i tried a tusk a couple years ago that lasted me only 3 trips went to oem which lasted me a year or so. then i tried tusk again, and again it smoked in two trips. now i will only use crf oem clutch kits for my drag bike.

i do believe on a mild build the tusk kits would work great!
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I have a Trinity Heavy Duty clutch kit ( plates, fibers, springs ) I have been running this set up since april or may of 2009 I think and it has been great so far. No slipping and puts all them power down~! Only time will tell however! It was kinda pricey though.......

I run this kit with a Hinson inner hub and basket. Stock pressure plate.
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