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Old 10-12-2019, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, just thought I'd throw a general question out there on how Cat/Team clutching is holding up, especially on tuned turbos? Do they seem to hold up well (little wear) or are you seeing things wearing out fast? Some of you may have already heard that the Yamaha clutching on the Sidewinders seems to have allot of problems with rollers and bushings wearing out very fast, sometimes with catastrophic results (weight flies past roller!). Anxious to hear what you guys are seeing on Cat clutches.
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Same. Rollers are junk, springs are weak and break, spiders breaking and blwing out tje the sides

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Is this on a turbo 4 stroke on your 2S?
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Didn’t give them a chance I took them both off at 750 miles and replaced them both with Pro4 clutches. Never looked back
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Grading on a curve, compared to pre team clutches or yammie clutches, they are holding up ok at your basic tune levels.
Are they great? No. Aftermarket clutches are absolutely the way to go with my overwhelming preference being a TAPP primary and Pro-4 secondary.

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Same. Rollers are junk, springs are weak and break, spiders breaking and blwing out tje the sides

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Both. Ive exploded my secondary a.d ive riden w guys w turbos who had.clutches sticking closed x2.

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we have two 2011 1100 turbos stock tune both still running original primary clutches and both sleds have over 18000 miles on each all i have done to these is shimmed the buttons on both even from factory they had about .005 clearance i like to keep lose to zero as possible quieter at idle bushings in moveable and cover still descent iblow out dust after every ride and all i get out of the driven clutches is about 8500 miles and rollers start breaking when hub wears out
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Got 10,000 miles on my original Cat clutches (Big Fin secondary at 2700 and Smitty Shimmed and rebuilt Primary at 4000 mi.)
on my '12 XF Turbo.

Replacing both this year as preventative maintenance and I'll have good spares for both!
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