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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-08-2019, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch replacement OEM vs aftermarket

Hello everyone my bike has 65,000 miles and I'm starting to feel the clutch is about to give up , it doesn't slip or make noises or acts jerky , what happens is that I can feel that it engages in a very short space of the lever travel , I have adjusted it to Kawasaki specs and I also have tried different adjustments (tighter and looser ) withe the same feel . Anyway I'm thinking to buy a replacement set and chnge the clutch before it gives up . So I would like to hear from all of you who have replaced their clutch what is your experience and what do you think is the better option OEM or aftermarket , and also what brand/model set do you recomend . Thank you all in advanced for you advice .
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Have you changed to a different oil recently ?

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Exactly what I was going to ask. MA2 rated oil has a tighter tolerance than MA rated. I did that switch to MA2 rated last year and immediately noticed the friction zone was quite a bit narrower.
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Nope I haven't changed ,I use Motul 3000 4T 10W-40 wich is JASO MA2 rated
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I just recently swapped clutch plates. My originals were warped out of spec. I found this out when I blew my third clutch cable and even with a new one, I couldn't get her to shift into neutral without killing the engine. Compared to my old clutch, though, the sweet spot is extremely narrow, but I went with aftermarket. Works fine, though.

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I just recently swapped clutch plates. My originals were warped out of spec. I found this out when I blew my third clutch cable and even with a new one, I couldn't get her to shift into neutral without killing the engine. Compared to my old clutch, though, the sweet spot is extremely narrow, but I went with aftermarket. Works fine, though.
Thank you , can you telll me what brand you purchased ? Also what model or part number
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are you wanting to change the clutch discs? or the clutch spring

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are you wanting to change the clutch discs? or the clutch spring
Hello , I'm thinking that when the time comes it will be better to replace everything (discs , plates and springs )
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