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Re:Barnett clutch? 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
GIJoe332 wrote:
All have seen the TECH post on how to install the Barnett clutch kit and have a few questions.

Has anyone installed this, how long ago and how has it held up?

What are the advantages of going with the Barnett clutch over the stock clutch?

Where can i purchase the Barnett clutch?

Lastly does anyone know if there is a COMPLETE tech manual for my 2004 1700 out there anywhere? On the web or where can i purchase one? have looked around town and ahve been unable to get my hands on one.

Don.


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The Barnette replacement clutch is a good quality unit for sure but there's another alt mfg'd by Yamaha for thier hi perf Speedstar line of parts for the R* thats cheaper and a bit easier to install then the Barnett clutch which is pasted below.

Some guys here in RSC have used this hi perf yami preplacement clutch spring with good results too.

I pasted the links & item #s on ebay to the Yami & Barnette repl clutch spring/pressure plate below for you to chk out.

BTW,for some reason the links for ebay dont always work when cut & pasted into RSC so thats why i also inc item # in case links are dead.

Scott

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:: Competition Clutch Spring ::

Yamaha Speedstar Part # SPD-4WM09-84-10
M.S.R.P. = $113.95 + Shipping
Buy It Now only $97.95
FREE & FAST SHIPPING from our central location to anywhere in the USA!

Offers increased clutch capacity.

Reduces clutch slippage and resultant heat build-up under heavy use.
Increased holding power for all Roadstar engines from stock engines to Stage IV engines.
The spring rate is about 25% stiffer than the stock spring to handle the increased power output from Stage IV configuration.
Fits All 1600 & 1700 Road Star models produced since 1999.
Increases clutch hold & reduces clutch slipping.
This is a common upgrade for stock Roadstars.
Reduced the normal clutch slipping at freeway speeds than stock spring.
This can also result in increased accuracy of the Roadstar speedometer.
Easy install can be performed by most owners in under an hour.

Pasted below is the link & item # to the Yami hi perf clutch spring on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360451691943?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D360451691943%26_rdc%3D1

Item number: 360451691943
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THIS IS A BARNETT CLUTCH SPRING CONVERSION KIT

Normal Retail is $199.99

BUY IT NOW $127.94

Brand New and in it's packaging

This is a Barnett COMPLETE Clutch Spring CONVERSION KIT.

FITS YAMAHA models:

ROAD STAR 1700 2004-2007

ROAD STAR 1600 1999-2003

ROAD STAR WARRIOR 2002-2009

ROAD STAR 2008-2010

The spring kit converts your diaphragm spring clutch system to a coil spring system.

This allows for more precise and smoother operation and increases the holding capacity of the clutch.

Barnett clutch springs are heat treated, pre-set, and shot peened for performance and durability.

OPTIONAL HEAVIER DUTY SPRING SET AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL $19.99

Pasted below is the link & item # for the Barnett repl pressure plate for R* on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BARNETT-YAM-VMAX-ROADSTAR-CONVERSION-CLUTCH-SPRING-KIT-/290652453712?hash=item43ac3c7b50&item=290652453712&pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr

Item number: 290652453712
 
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Re:Barnett clutch? 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
I have the plate kit from Barnett that I'd be willing to sell. Planned on installing it when I replaced the spring kit, but found the stock plates were fine. I'll let it go for much cheaper than you can buy one online. Gimme a shout if you want it.

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Re:Barnett clutch? 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
I have the complete service manual 1998-2006 with the supplement for the '04 to '06. I can email them to you. Big files, about 57 MB for both.
 
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Re:Barnett clutch? 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
And the part # for the clutch cover gasket is 5VN-15451-00. No matter which one you choose you'll need the gasket.
 
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Re:Barnett clutch? 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Keith if you would not mind emailing the manual this would be a big help and I could save the money.

Don
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Re:Barnett clutch? 1 Year ago  
Mark7 wrote:
I have the plate kit from Barnett that I'd be willing to sell. Planned on installing it when I replaced the spring kit, but found the stock plates were fine. I'll let it go for much cheaper than you can buy one online. Gimme a shout if you want it.

-M7


Did you ever sell this? If not, I'd be interested.

Sorry for what may be a stupid question, but is this all there is to the "kit"? http://www.powersportsuperstore.com/Barnett-Clutch-Spring-Conversion-Kit-511-90-10002-p/4143453.htm If so, is that all I need? I know the plates are good, but the clutch is slipping badly again. I say again because I replaced the "dinner plate" spring with another just like it. It was ok for awhile but now it's right back where it was before the fix. I can't stand it anymore....
 
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Re:Barnett clutch? 1 Year ago  
scottw wrote:

This can also result in increased accuracy of the Roadstar speedometer.
Easy install can be performed by most owners in under an hour.


Just curious how a clutch could ever affect the speedometer??? I'm sure Scott that you just copy and pasted from the website, but that doesn't make any sense to me at all....
 
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Re:Barnett clutch? 1 Year ago  
I did the Barnett clutch. I am somewhat mechanically inclined, but have little mechanical experience, none on cycles. It was realitively easy.
Before my clutch slipped fairly bad especially in higher gears, and pulling the clutch lever in I had a hard time "rolling" the bike. Now a new spring and adjust the cable and its great.

Word of caution: I did not refill the oil correctly and spilled, cheap lesson learned.

So this is the ol' "If I can do it, anyone can" post
 
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Re:Barnett clutch? 1 Year ago  
My clutch is slipping bad in all gears. How do I tell if I need to replace the plates after getting to the clutch? Can I assume that I probably just need to replace the spring, as most of you found that was all you needed?
 
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Re:Barnett clutch? 1 Year ago  
6hrtbt3 wrote:
My clutch is slipping bad in all gears. How do I tell if I need to replace the plates after getting to the clutch? Can I assume that I probably just need to replace the spring, as most of you found that was all you needed?

I'll say this, I sell lots of the Barnett SR-2 springs & VERY few friction plates.
 
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