Gen 3: 2008-2010 Billet clutch basket vs heavy duty rivet kit oem - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net
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post #1 of 6 Old 05-15-2018, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Billet clutch basket vs heavy duty rivet kit oem

So I just picked up my 2008 zx10r (gen 3) and have been reading how the oem rivets on the clutch basket is absolute trash. Now I've been doing some research on it but haven't found any forums really comparing the two. My style of riding is mainly just wheelies and some hard riding on the street with some friends, and maybe some occasional track time. I'm leaning more towards the heavy duty rebuild kit as my best and more affordable option as from what I can tell the billet clutch basket is more for drag use and excessive hard launches. I really want to only ever have to do this once and was seeing if anyone could give me some insight on how reliable the heavy duty rivet rebuild actually holds up especially with clutch ups.
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Pulling your clutch basket and geting it riveted will be cheapest and best option. Got a buddy with street/strip gen3 that did the same bike still going strong years later.

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That's good to hear. Hows his riding style? I've read multiple people complaining about doing even small amounts of clutch ups and damn near blew the engine because the oem basket blew up on them. Still in the learning phase for clutches ups and I know I'll be a bit hard on the clutch once she's on the road.
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That's good to hear. Hows his riding style? I've read multiple people complaining about doing even small amounts of clutch ups and damn near blew the engine because the oem basket blew up on them. Still in the learning phase for clutches ups and I know I'll be a bit hard on the clutch once she's on the road.
Yea gen3 baskets are notorious for exploding. His bike mainly track riden usually cuts low 1.40's 60ft if that helps you.

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For regular street riding stock basket with upgraded rivets should work just fine, billet basket is nice, but it's for bikes pushing a lot more power than stock.
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Thanks for the info. It sounds like the rivet upgrade would be able to handle what I've got planned. I've basically just got bolts on and a flashed ECU as far as more horsepower goes. It should be fine with the clutch ups. I'm also aware of the faulty shift shaft on the 08's which I plan on changing out once I take off the basket but if yall are aware of anything else I should upgrade please let me know.
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