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.
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.
,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.
:: Competition Clutch Spring ::
Yamaha Speedstar Part # SPD-4WM09-84-10
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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.
Item number: 360451691943
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.
Item number: 290652453712