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CB77 Replacement Clutch Recommendations.....

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Vince Lupo
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CB77 Replacement Clutch Recommendations.....

Post by Vince Lupo » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:01 pm

I'm wondering what folks are using as a replacement clutch and, if OEM is best, are all the parts still available from the powers that be (Ohio Cycle, Western Hills, etc)? Has anyone had experience with any aftermarket ones? Are they any better? Are there any available? I think the one in my '66 SuperHawk will need replacing this year and want to make sure that I'm heading in the right direction with the replacement parts.

Any recommendations / experiences would be greatly appreciated....thanks!

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Post by joeweir1 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:02 pm

Vince-I think "LM" gave out a part number for the clutch plates quite some time ago that will replace the old ones if I'm not mistaken.He may chime in and give it again.I found the number as I speak.Maybe LM will verify this or correct me if needed -222-01-MK2-000.I never purchased any so do please verify.Joe

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Post by Vince Lupo » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:41 pm

Hi Joe -- Thanks for the response. Do you know if the OEM clutch is preferable to say, a Barnett? I checked Barnett's web site and they have the plates and spring kits. Anyone have experience with these? Is one more durable/better than another, or does it matter? This is the only mechanical part I haven't yet replaced!

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Post by joeweir1 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:21 pm

I'm not sure about one or the other being better.Sorry

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Post by davomoto » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:38 pm

Vince, avoid the Barnett setup, and go for stock parts. The Barnett springs have a very heavy pull, and I've read some negatives about the plates as well. There is a long thread on clutch replacement on this site.

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Post by Vince Lupo » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:27 pm

I found the long discussion.....yikes!

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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Post by Vince Lupo » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:16 pm

Just had the clutch replaced with new plates and the '425' springs. Lever action is 'like butter', as they say. Plus, my mechanic was able to wheelie the bike with no problem -- not that I will ever need to do that any time soon! He weighs about 220 lbs and was also able to run the beast up to 90 with plenty left over....so look out, all you 500's out there!

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