Anyone had to replace their clutch yet? - Kawasaki Versys Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-19-2010, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone had to replace their clutch yet?

Looks like I may need a new clutch for next season. Anyone had to replace theirs yet? Do you recommend OEM or aftermarket? What did you pay for parts and installation? Any tips would be helpful. Thanks.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-20-2010, 04:50 AM
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Some have replaced the clutch springs for stiffer ones, but I'm not sure if anyone has also replaced the clutch plates.

How to replace clutch springs:

It is possible to remove clutch cover without draining oil, by leaning it over more than side stand allows...

Barnett's clutch springs are about 20% stiffer than stock, whereas EBC clutch springs are about 10-15% stiffer. EBC's CSK7 clutch spring set (5) is available for only $10.29. Barnett 501-50-05055 (MT-55-5) spring set for $15.95.

Complete clutch kits: ($152.95)
EBC's SRK kits have a more aggressive/faster clutch takeup. "For use in heavy sport bikes and production based race bikes." Includes high strength springs, Kevlar lined fiber plates, and steel separator plates to allow the clutch to be rebuilt to exact original stack height.

Barnett clutch kit for $161.95:

Same part numbers for Versys, Ninja 650R and ER-6 on complete or partial clutch kits. (Only the 2009 Ninja 650R for which a complete kit is not available, uses six # 401-45-089002 tempered steel metal plates instead of five # 401-45-089002 and one # 401-45-103002.)
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Do you have a lot of miles on it?
Why do you think you need a clutch?

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