I'm comfortable with a wrench in my hand so i snugged em up.
for anyone using the search function ....
HERES MY REVIEW OF THE BARNETTS CLUTCH SPRING UPGRADE.
1. I read through the tech article twice and just went into the garage to get this dine.
2. I didn't even remove the floorboard, but the kickstand kill switch was kind of a pain to get off.
3. I laid the bolts ont he ground in the order i took the out. (clockwise or counter clockwise)
4. Once the smaller cover was off I smashed the larger cover with a rubber mallet a few times and it popped right off.
5. Quickly removed the old clutch plate thing that i'm replacing with a sexy purple one.
6. Installed the sexy purple one.
7. 30 minutes spent so far slowly breaking that down.
8. 1 hr spent slowly scraping off all the Frikken gasket material!!!
9. Re-installed covers.
10. Filled oil (why do i make such a mess doing this? i overflow everywhere. looks like i need a hazmat team in my garage!)
11. Adjust clutch at lever slightly.
12. Take bike around block.
13. At stop sign gratuitously hammer throttle and dump clutch.
14. Beat the snot out of it and recreate all areas taht caused you to slip prior.
(follow instructions at own risk.
fairly easy install.
Huge bang for the buck.
Will probably be a staple in all my future bikes.
(even with a passengaer on the highway uphill crankin on it i had no slippage so far.
60 or so miles on it so far)
Unfortunately I did not find a coupon in the box for a deal on tires. It is quite obvious this install has shortened the life span of my rear tire.
(i've had approximately 17 registered motorcycles in the last 16 years or so. I always do my own wrenching. I've never had to replace a clutch. I'm pretty excited about how painless this procedure was. Thank you all for all the help.
(now i get to go tell the guy at the dealership that thought i was crazy for not replacing the plates)