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Mr. T

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Re: New raider clutch
« Reply #15 on: Dec 11, 2012, 11:56:21 AM »
It can be retrofitted, but I just checked and pricing is not available yet.  We should see pricing by month end I would guess.  It appears based on the parts breakdown that you will need the following:

Fibers and Steels
New Pressure plate and springs
Pressure plate retainer and bolts

The clutch boss looks to be the same, but they changed from a single part to an assembly so the part numbers are different.  I would be willing to bet that it did not change, but I need to put my hands on one.

I have ridden a new 2013 with the softer clutch and I personally did not like it.  I think it would be great for someone who had smaller hands or arthritis.


Would it handle the 120 kit.. or would it still slip?

What do you mean by "still slip" T?  Mine does not slip at all, the clutch is stock with the exception of the spring conversion kit.  Watching the video on how it works I am thinking it would hold even better then the stock no matter what size motor you have.

I mean will new new "stock" clutch design handle the 120.  I know that the Barons is a harder squeeze and that's probably not a big deal.... normally.  But in rush hour traffic and/or accidents... that could get to be a strain on the forearm.  So, if the new clutch will handle the 120... even better.

oh, OK, good point... I am sure it would be much better in those situations with a 20% less pull over the stock clutch.  Lucky for me I don't live in a big city so rush hour driving is not a concern for me...  ;D  At the same time I can see that the more you use the clutch no matter what set-up you have or driving conditions your forearm is going to get used to it.  Kinda like using one of those spring loaded grip things for working out.

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No, only the HD riders have to do that...  :o

... and that's only because the tumbleweeds are faster than they are.   ;D
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    Re: New raider clutch
    « Reply #16 on: Dec 11, 2012, 02:43:22 PM »
    I like it on my sport bike But if you were a drag racer they didn't seem to last long . wou't spend money I will do factory clutch plates and Barnetts  pressure plate and springs. When needed . That seems to work best. 

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    Re: New raider clutch
    « Reply #17 on: Dec 11, 2012, 03:03:46 PM »
    Some prefer medicine. I prefer my Raider.

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      Re: New raider clutch
      « Reply #18 on: Dec 11, 2012, 08:09:19 PM »
      That video was the best description of a slipper clutch I've ever seen. I can do without though - I like gobs of back-torque when I down shift  ;D