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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Which way to install steel plates in clutch(curved vs flat side) per bareasschoppers

So I have done a few clutches before but I noticed on bareasschoppers he recommended to flip the steal plates around and have the curved side out and the flat side in. Just wondering...I am installing my MTC clutch on Wednesday.

bareasschoppers mentioned this helped with disengagement.
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If Bareass says that helps, then I would do it that way. He knows what he's talking about on the VTX

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Kinda looking for a yeah I have tried it...
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I installed my clutch as Bare prescribed. Works like a champ and zero issues with the clutch disengaging - the caveat is that I have a Barnett clutch pack instead of a MTC.


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ok thanks, well I went ahead and installed it last night after work with .075 shims and flipped the steel plates. Will test it out on my lunch
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Yeah, Bareass has tried it hundreds of times I'm willing to bet. He's worked on more VTXs than most Honda dealerships

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Went to oreillys and picked up some exhaust gaskets. Started the bike up. Was able to find neutral just fine. It had just rained so I really did not test it out good   so far ok no issues.
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Clutch is nice but I would not say night and day like some people rave over. I think my factory clutch was probably in better shape than I thought . Things that are different. 1. It engages almost as soon as you start to release the clutch lever, 2. Absolutely no slip in last gear like my factory,3. Currently no issues with disengagement. 4. First gear still feels the same as my factory clutch other than early engagement.5. Clutch lever is not as heavy as some people say, seems the same as factory to me.
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