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    Clutch overhaul - best place to obtain parts
    on: April 24, 2022, 03:14:42 pm
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    I am about to give my bike a major service - i want to obtain parts to overall my clutch whilst I’m doing everything else - anyone know best supplier on line for clutch discs- springs - etc -
    proper preparation prevents piss poor performance

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    Re: Clutch overhaul - best place to obtain parts
    Reply #2 on: April 24, 2022, 04:24:00 pm
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    *Originally Posted by johnnienofish [+]
    I am about to give my bike a major service - i want to obtain parts to overall my clutch whilst I’m doing everything else - anyone know best supplier on line for clutch discs- springs - etc -

    BMW only sells clutch as a full assembly, (basket, plates, pressure plate) for 500 quid, if you're after plates only, the only option is the Trac King clutch plate kit from APE for about 170 quid for friction + steel or 125 for friction only, ridiculous I know, compared to jap bikes being 50 quid tops with plates available from EBC or SBS, but the XR sucks for any aftermarket componentry, it's OEM or nothing with a lot of parts so having a plate kit for 1/3 OEM price is already a blessing.

    Brock's performance also sell a spring and bolt kit but that's specifically for drag application and requires another more in-depth clutch mod for a total of ~250 quid, imo I'd just leave the stock springs, they don't usually have noticeable performance degradation.

    Edit: just noticed there is actually Barnett and Newfren (never heard of them) do a set too, about the same price. Newfren also has a few different "performance levels" but no-one seems to do springs.
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    Re: Clutch overhaul - best place to obtain parts
    Reply #3 on: April 24, 2022, 05:20:35 pm
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    See James Sherlock have a 10,000 mile clutch for 200 quid ?

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    Reply #4 on: April 24, 2022, 05:54:38 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    BMW only sells clutch as a full assembly, (basket, plates, pressure plate) for 500 quid, if you're after plates only, the only option is the Trac King clutch plate kit from APE for about 170 quid for friction + steel or 125 for friction only, ridiculous I know, compared to jap bikes being 50 quid tops with plates available from EBC or SBS, but the XR sucks for any aftermarket componentry, it's OEM or nothing with a lot of parts so having a plate kit for 1/3 OEM price is already a blessing.

    Brock's performance also sell a spring and bolt kit but that's specifically for drag application and requires another more in-depth clutch mod for a total of ~250 quid, imo I'd just leave the stock springs, they don't usually have noticeable performance degradation.

    Edit: just noticed there is actually Barnett and Newfren (never heard of them) do a set too, about the same price. Newfren also has a few different "performance levels" but no-one seems to do springs.

    Motoworks sell the Barnett plates.

    Newfren is a brake/clutch system manufacturer from Italy. Older than Brembo. They invented the first brake pads that were glued rather than being riveted to the base plate.  BVM Moto, Stroud (ex BMW dealer now specialising in off road bikes) stock them as they make pattern parts for the shed load of classic Italian bikes used in hill climbs, trials etc.

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    Re: Clutch overhaul - best place to obtain parts
    Reply #5 on: April 24, 2022, 06:06:47 pm
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    *Originally Posted by wessie [+]
    Motoworks sell the Barnett plates.

    Newfren is a brake/clutch system manufacturer from Italy. Older than Brembo. They invented the first brake pads that were glued rather than being riveted to the base plate.  BVM Moto, Stroud (ex BMW dealer now specialising in off road bikes) stock them as they make pattern parts for the shed load of classic Italian bikes used in hill climbs, trials etc.

    So is newfren stuff good then for road use and longevity? Same sort of quality as EBC or SBS or Brembo?

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    Reply #6 on: April 24, 2022, 06:31:16 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    So is newfren stuff good then for road use and longevity? Same sort of quality as EBC or SBS or Brembo?

    I have no data on that. They must be doing something right if they have been in business since the end of WW2!

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    Re: Clutch overhaul - best place to obtain parts
    Reply #7 on: April 24, 2022, 07:44:17 pm
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    Be interested to know how many miles the OP’s bike has done to need a clutch, as for spares had a glitch with the gearbox on my K1200r Sport last year and in the end found the best solution was to buy a K1300 motor and source what I needed, and looking on eBay see a similar solution to folks needs/problems in time to come with the X/R

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    Re: Clutch overhaul - best place to obtain parts
    Reply #8 on: April 24, 2022, 08:08:51 pm
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    40,000 miles
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    Re: Clutch overhaul - best place to obtain parts
    Reply #9 on: April 24, 2022, 08:55:14 pm
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    Baring in mind with the bike having a QS, the majority of the time a clutch is a minor detail someone has been dishing some abuse out to it at some time or another, my front runner would be the Sherlock one take our what you need the rest will have value as these bikes age.

     



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