Holy Brass Rivets Batman!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by jerryw618, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. jerryw618

    jerryw618 Member

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    Dont know how my clutch it didnt destroy itself any further, but after finding brass rivet bits in my last fluid change and still riding it for the past week i had ordered an Energyone clutch pack kit and installed it today.
    Well i opened up the clutch and found the rest of the rivets laying around the clutch basket (see pic 2)every single one of the rivets had come apart and the little spring plates were in a bunch at the bottom of the clutch plate pack . look at picture 1 you can see every rivet hole empty. pic 3 is all the rivet pieces i got out of the clutch basket.

    I am really happy with the new energyone clutch pack its much tighter feels a lot better than the OEM one , feels like more power is making it to the wheel too. not a bad install took just under an hour no problems id give it a 2 on the difficulty scale
     

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  2. jerryw618

    jerryw618 Member

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    I use nothing but HD formula + in my primary
     
  3. hobo55

    hobo55 Active Member

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    Don't think I would have kept riding it after finding those rivets.
     
  4. jerryw618

    jerryw618 Member

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    well its my only transportation so i had no choice
     
  5. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    I'd have to say the old clutch was "semi bulletproof" to keep chugging along w/all that shrapnel rolling around in there. Glad you got 'er repaired & sounds like the new energyone clutch was good upgrade fm stock. How many miles did you get out of the old clutch?
     
  6. jerryw618

    jerryw618 Member

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    Hi there i have 24600 miles on the bike when i changed the clutch and im really surprised and relieved that more damage wasnt done too the clutch baskets or anything esle in there.
    ive been riding a couple of days on the new clutch and im super happy with it. Eone makes a great product , its firm. grabs well i dont feel any slippage even going up the hills (my oem clutch slipped a lot even after doing my regular maintenance ie:fluid changes and adjustments) i expect my mileage will go up some now also .
     
  7. Webbtron

    Webbtron Banned

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    Those Sportsters are mean machines
     
  8. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    I'd say @ 24.6K miles - you got your $$$ out of the old clutch. Ride on!
     
  9. wikdj

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    Had the same thing happen on my 2011 Sporty when I hit about 21k miles. Took it in because of clutch felt funny. Fortunately it was still under warranty.
     
  10. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    I don't know about Sporties. If this was a Twinkie engine, I would suggest a complete inspection of the stator. Metal flying around in the oil bath is bad news for stators. If Sporty stators are not exposed inthis way, disregard this post.

    Good luck,
    Rich P