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This is the 2000 mile update on the new kevlar clutch kit, it is still great. no more noise when taking off cold or otherwise, and also, I was finding little metal, aluminim I believe, bits in the oil at every change, but this is the first change after the one I did the day I installed the clutch, 2000 miles later and the oil was nice looking, and there was no metal in the screen this time! maybe that grinder noise is not so harmless after all?

so it is a good report so far.
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Re: Update on my clutch replacement-metal in oil

where would the alum be coming from, and how would replacing the clutch plates affect that?


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Re: Update on my clutch replacement-metal in oil

well, could be the clutch drum, it is aluminum, holding the steel plates.
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Ah, so the scalloped shape of the worn plates was perhaps shaving the drum some?

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well, I think it may be from the teeth that all the plates have that grip the drum to turn it, as they fit into slots, maybe that harsh vibration that sounds like gears grinding, bangs the plates back and forth in the drum, causing shavings in the oil? all I know for sure is I would have 3-5 flecks of metal in my screen at each oil change, now I had none for the first time in 4 oil changes.
coincidence? maybe. will know in time.
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Hi beavis;

The kevlar clutch kit. Does it come with steels also? Approximate cost.
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Re: Update on my clutch replacement-metal in oil

From a Post Bevis made to the yahoo group. a while back

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [VN750] Clutch friction plates and springs--Heres your answer!!!!Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 19:08:58 -0500From: beavis <[email protected]>Reply-To: [email protected]To: [email protected]References: <[email protected]>

dennis kirk
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ebc kevlar and spring kit numbers taken from my recipt earlier this year.

Thanks, just my 2 cents.......

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Hi beavis;

The kevlar clutch kit. Does it come with steels also? Approximate cost.

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Talking Re: Update on my clutch replacement-metal in oil

right, thats what i was fixin to say....lol
but it does not come with steel plates, but unless you have a severe wear case, you re-use the ones you have.

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Re: Update on my clutch replacement-metal in oil

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Hi beavis;

The kevlar clutch kit. Does it come with steels also? Approximate cost.
Sarge...you can get Barnett steel & Kevlar friction plates and the springs from www.parts411.com for ~$130 OTD. I went for the steels bc at $35 for the set, they were cheap enough. Going to put them in next (and last) oil change this season.
If you're interested, I can give you the part numbers....
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