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Cams & Clutches?

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  1. Hsns

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    I'm trying to do my homework before I, hopefully, get around to doing cams this winter...

    I have read several posts where people say the stock clutch is barely capable of holding the bikes' stock power and I see many signatures that show upgraded/modified clutches. I also have read a lot of threads on cams where there is no mention of upgrading the clutch and the owners have been very pleased with the outcome. I have a 06 Hammer and I don't currently have plans of venturing into the world of big bores or strokers. What are your experiences of running cams with the stock clutch and what upgraded parts (and preferred brands) are recommended or needed.

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    Hans
     
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    I for one will not venture into this with you due to lack of enuff knowledge. But @Half_Crazy and a few others have tons of knowledge with this stuff now hold on because once this thread gets going you'll be shaking your head lol
     
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    I think the stock clutch is capable of holding up to around 130 HP / torque if ridden correctly especially on a lighter bike like yours. JMHO
     
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    wait till you get cams and then go from there. Who ever does the tune are your motor will be able to tell if you need a clutch.
     
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    I upgraded my clutch without ever having an issue with it. I did it for peace of mind. What causes more clutches to become damaged are two things.

    1. The clutch cable ends aren't kept clean, greased, and adjusted while cold with the proper amount of free play in the cable.
    2. Vision's hydraulic clutches have been known to occasionally allow the plates to slip while riding down the highway. Temp fix was to flick or feather the lever once and keep riding.
     
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    @primethious i run these like my Harley's about 1/4 to 1/2" free play at lever to much to little or what ?
     
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    Thank you for all the replies. This is the consensus I was hoping for.
     
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    I wouldn't say that too loudly. The stock clutch barely takes drop-in cams.
     
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    too much.
     
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    @Half_Crazy ok help me out here what's the magic #
     
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    There isn't one. Either it will or it won't. Once most people venture into cams they get a stiffer clutch spring just for GP.
     
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    All I have in mine is a beefier spring/pressure-plate and a primary support plate on the outside. Stock clutch pack w/over 100K miles on it. Throttle wheelies... no clutch popping needed... clutch is like new.

    There are RELATED THREADS at the bottom of the page. There will be related threads in those threads too. READ.
     
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    Gotcha thanks just looked at mine I'm setting about a 1/4 " all good so far but I get the stiffer spring deal makes sense
     
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    Ya, but they are easy and dirt cheap to replace...
     

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