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post #1 of 14 Old 09-21-2014, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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clutch issues

I have done some looking around and cant find much of what I'm looking for. I burned out my clutch today. It seems like the springs in the gen 4s are weak and the plates get very hot due to the location of the basket in reference to the engine. S4o my question is what should I replace them with?

Carbon?
kevlar?
plain fiber?

and would a set of 100lb springs be too much for aggressive riding?
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i heard kevlar glazes very quickly.
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i heard kevlar glazes very quickly.
make sure you soak the plates really good before you install them. You will have a heavier pull with stiffer springs. www.schnitzracing.com has a ton of clutch stuff for the Gen 4
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Unless your riding style is feather the clutch in twists, just go clutchless.
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Unless your riding style is feather the clutch in twists, just go clutchless.
well i thought about it but i feel like its kind of a necessity.
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make sure you soak the plates really good before you install them. You will have a heavier pull with stiffer springs. www.schnitzracing.com has a ton of clutch stuff for the Gen 4
I've never heard of them. are they any good? personal experience?
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Almost all cases of burnt out clutches is from incorrect clutch adjustment with these. Make sure you leave plenty of slack.
There is literally about 20 threads on gen4 clutches.
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oh i know exactly what burned up my clutch lol. with out a doubt. thanks for all the input. i read about getting 100lb springs from barnett but cant seem to find them. any ideas?
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I've never heard of them. are they any good? personal experience?
Their the drag racing guru's. They know clutch's and have a ton of drag racing experience they know what work's and what doesn't.
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