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Anyone have any experience with this EBC lightweight clutch from SV Race Shop?

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When you do a google search for EBC with the SV Race Shop part number CK1219 you get several result and they all say that it's a standard replacement and not a lightweight clutch.



EBC Standard CK Series












Complete Engine sets of STACK HEIGHT CONTROLLED friction plates featuring the EBC unique alloy particle impregnated clutch facings that prevent burn up or slippage. EVERY CK kit is matched and measured to give you a perfect stack height. NEVER try to fit individual plates is the EBC recommendation.​





Drive case OIL is extremely important and riders should never use ATF (Automatic transmission fluid) which has been tried in the past to reduce oil drag and gain half a horsepower.​


It does reduce drag and it does give you a tiny HP gain but it RUINS your clutch in minutes. ALWAYS use the bike manufacturers oil and FILL TO THE RIGHT LEVEL, another not so clever trick used to gain a tiny power increase is to reduce the oil level in the drivecase, Oils must COOL the clutch as well as lubricate it, never cut corners here and NEVER put additives of any sort in drivecase oil which cause plates to stick and glaze, invalidating your warranty and ruining your clutch.​
http://www.ebcbrakes.com/mb-clutches.html

You can order a set from this company and it replace the steel drive plates. And you will save 8.4 ounces/ 238 gram. I have no experiance with them.
http://www.hyperplates.com/
http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=85084
 

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Bigger issue is whether or not you want to order from SV RaceShop (not to be confused with the awesome sv-racing-parts).

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Blair is the shiznit! SV Racing Parts all the way...
 

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That seems a little cheeky to me that they have chosen a domain name to close to SV Racing Parts. That issue notwithstanding, has anyone used any EBC clutch parts or is there a "preferred" clutch kit for the G1?
 

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That seems a little cheeky to me that they have chosen a domain name to close to SV Racing Parts. That issue notwithstanding, has anyone used any EBC clutch parts or is there a "preferred" clutch kit for the G1?
It's more the other way around. SVRacshop.com was registered in Jan, 2005 and svracingparts was registered nearly two years later in 2007. Nothing against SV Racing parts just keeping the facts straight. I've ordered stuff from them and from other under the Motospecialties umbrella when i had my ZR-7. They is good peoples.. or they was to me anyway :)
 

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In SV RaceShop's defense, they handled my problems promptly and were VERY accomodating. I have no issues with their service, but the product I got from them was not properly made. I guess maybe I shouldn't have put that post up as it was more following the mob, but the general consensus was that they really didn't treat other members well.

Anyway, sorry for threadjack, and I have no idea about the main question.
 

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I've never used the EBC parts but I've read nothing but bad about them. Obviously might just be internets moaning. Certainly wouldn't buy them from those particular thieves.
 

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I put an EBC clutch in my 2000 and had it in for about a month or so before I put it in storage and I had no issues with it.
 

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Just use the OEM stuff. If it's good enough for racers, it's good enough for me. FWIW, the guy who owns the site listed in my sig uses OEM.


Although the hot setup is using 3 oem springs along with 3 Barnett springs. I replaced my clutch last year, and didn't really need to...my issue was with the springs, not the plates. If you install a new clutch, buy new springs, too. They're cheap.
 

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They tend to suffer unpredictable fails- warping, bits dropping off- rather than wear fails, going by the general internet chat... But they do last a very long time with typical use, I replaced my plates with lightweight ones at 45000 miles and the originals are still in great shape. The basket's not, and the springs were below their runout but the plates would do me a lot longer.

As you say, ymmv, there's a lot that the rider can do to conserve or to brutalise a clutch. Lots of drag starts or bad adjustment will wear it much faster.
 
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