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Seafoam in oil to de-glaze clutch? 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Thinking of adding Seafoam in oil to help deglaze clutch that is slightly slipping when cranking on engine passing on highway. anyone use it with success? Apparently safe for wet clutches when added to oil then flush. Thanks.
 
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Re:Seafoam in oil to de-glaze clutch? 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
It's safe for your oil but it won't deglaze your clutch plates. If your clutch is starting to slip then you need to replace the plates. And me personally I would put a barnett spring in it and never worry about it again
 
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Re:Seafoam in oil to de-glaze clutch? 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Either, no free play in the clutch cable or weak pressure plate spring.

Address it before you cook the whole works.
 
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Re:Seafoam in oil to de-glaze clutch? 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
drumsonly2002 wrote:
Thinking of adding Seafoam in oil to help deglaze clutch that is slightly slipping when cranking on engine passing on highway. anyone use it with success? Apparently safe for wet clutches when added to oil then flush. Thanks.

The seafoam won't deglaze them. You could take the plates out and remove the glaze by sanding but then you'd be right there again because it's the spring pressure issue. If you've already tried an EBC clutch spring I'd also go with the barnett.
 
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Re:Seafoam in oil to de-glaze clutch? 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
I have a new EBC I ordered a while back still in the package. Should I toss it and get a barnett? Thanks
 
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Re:Seafoam in oil to de-glaze clutch? 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Use it. They are a good spring.

Now, if you like to launch hard all the time, then.....
 
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Re:Seafoam in oil to de-glaze clutch? 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
drumsonly2002 wrote:
I have a new EBC I ordered a while back still in the package. Should I toss it and get a barnett? Thanks

If you are putting it in your 108 I'd get the barnett
 
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Re:Seafoam in oil to de-glaze clutch? 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
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I have a new EBC I ordered a while back still in the package. Should I toss it and get a barnett? Thanks

I would try your EBC if you're motor is basically stock, but like Tugs said and i agree definitely go with Barnett if your motor is built.

The EBC seems to fix everyone's slippage that I've seen on this forum if the motor is stock. Worked for my 1700... it would slip in 3-5 gears under hard throttle.
 
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Re:Seafoam in oil to de-glaze clutch? 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
The guy who sold me the 2003 108 was wise and put the Barnett in it. That bike, due to the extra torque and HSR 42 is twitchy and less forgiving than the stock 1700. When that Barnett grabs, it's great for power launches.

My humble 2006 stock 1700 will get the EBC. Thanks for the advice as I would hate to have change the entire clutch. It only slips when hammering it in higher gears. I have now changed my riding style thus no slippage. I will check the plates when it is disassembled this winter. My parking lot police wanna be, practice every week has taken its toll on the old doll. I am surprised it held up this long for the abuse I keep putting it through.

I need to slow down but I find the speed limit painfully slow. It is a good discipline to stay with the flow of vehicles.
 
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