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N2wheelies explained some of how to get a 5-spring to work decently, yet I can't possibly understand why anyone would spend money on bling before installing the better 6-spring clutch, then the bling.
 

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Bought my bike a couple of seasons ago- clutch started acting up around 23000mi. I was unaware of the upgrade- so I replaced the whole assy. with stock 5 bolt parts. Now it works great. So if I can get another 23K with no problems- then I'll drop the $$ on an upgraded 6 bolt clutch. But in the meantime a billet pressure plate seems mighty tasty... And it could always be sold when I need to buy a new 6 bolt plate.
 

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N2wheelies explained some of how to get a 5-spring to work decently, yet I can't possibly understand why anyone would spend money on bling before installing the better 6-spring clutch, then the bling.
If it ain't broke, what's to fix? I have never had problems with my clutch other than the cable braking. I have 34,000 miles on the old girl.
 

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+1 on what Aredubu says. No probs. so far except a broken clutch cable (scary shit). But, still, I wonder if the feeling from a 6-spring clutch is different.
 

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N2wheelies explained some of how to get a 5-spring to work decently, yet I can't possibly understand why anyone would spend money on bling before installing the better 6-spring clutch, then the bling.

what exactly N2wheelies did to improve the clutch.... Mine has 56000km and I think the 2set of friction plates are going down.
 

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barnett springs (and plates if you make sure you have the correct clutch plate stackup..)
 

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:thumbup Thanks N2Wheelies.... The barnett springs are already on the way to Spain.. I'll inspect the plates and fricctions when took the clucth apart
 

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Once N2whellies brought this thread from the dead :) I have to inform you that we almost have those 10 people we need to make Vandriver start..... (almost I said :) )
 

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Just think of it....the value of your bike will skyrocket!

One of ten TL1000SVan in existence. Only 10 ever made!

I'd say it'll double the value of your bike as well as making it go faster.:)
 

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when I bought mine the clutch was slipping in all the top gears, I just put 4mm shims on the 5 stock springs and it has not given any more trouble.
 

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when I bought mine the clutch was slipping in all the top gears, I just put 4mm shims on the 5 stock springs and it has not given any more trouble.
Ok, but isn't that just a band-aid fix? The fact that you had to use shims says that the springs are worn from compression. Time for some new springs, and maybe new friction plates too!
 

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as I do my own work, and the shimms were free. Another 10-20 k before I have to shell out some jack for new parts will suit me just fine. I put a barrett clutch kit in my zx9r and the clutch still slips at the track when you really hammer on it.
 

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Ok, but isn't that just a band-aid fix? The fact that you had to use shims says that the springs are worn from compression. Time for some new springs, and maybe new friction plates too!
Not neccesarily Aredubu ,Sometimes the clutch can hang up on the worm drive clutch mechanism . It's gets dirty and starts to stick causing slippage .It's happened to mine a couple of times and after cleaning it and readjusting the clutch it's all good again.
 
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