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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-07-2016, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Let's install a clutch

Some of you may remember that I was wanting to install an aftermarket clutch in my 06 1800. Well the time has arrived. I have the new Barnett clutch plates in hand. New OEM bolts and exhaust gaskets too. I know there were a couple of other guys that wanted to get some things done that didn't get done at the last tech session so I thought I'd try and get a one day mini session put together in the next few weeks.
Saturday 9/24 or Saturday 10/1 I have open. Let me know if either of these dates work and if you want to come and if you need anything done. Those dates are not written in stone I could even wait until 10/8 but prefer not to wait that long. I will be doing this pretty soon one way or another to be ready for fall riding and if no one else needs anything done I'll go ahead and install the new clutches anyway.
So post on up if you want to come by and which days would be best. Come on by if you just wanna see this procedure. Since I've never done it before I'm pretty interested myself on how it will turn out. Looks pretty straight forward.


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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-15-2016, 05:39 PM
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It's as simple as it can be. Just need a good torque wrench. The hardest part for me was removing and reinstalling the exhaust by myself. Helps to have another set of hands on that part.
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It's as simple as it can be. Just need a good torque wrench. The hardest part for me was removing and reinstalling the exhaust by myself. Helps to have another set of hands on that part.
I agree, did it myself but can be done
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I just finished replacing my clutch also. Took it out for a test ride and I didn't realize how bad the old clutch was slipping! Man, the X ran great! I also installed a spike air intake I got on ebay for $45 shipped and changed some fluids.



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I've seen differing write-ups and how to's on this. Did any of ya'll soak the plates in oil before installing or did you just put them in dry?



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Soak in oil per the write-ups I have seen..
http://tech.bareasschoppers.com/clut...tall-vtx-1800/
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Before you get started you need to soak the new clutch plates in oil.

SM says coat clutch discs with oil then install...

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I soaked them, not overnight but for about 4 hours. The hardest part for me was getting the old exhaust gasket out but someone on fb suggested taking a paint can opener and sharpening to a point to dig the old gaskets out.


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I've seen differing write-ups and how to's on this. Did any of ya'll soak the plates in oil before installing or did you just put them in dry?
I soaked mine overnight. Steels and friction plates.


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Put in zip lock bag with oil overnight.
Better safe than sorry
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I soaked the friction disk over night. I didn't bother soaking the steels.
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