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Offline Ironhand

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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2017, 01:48:21 pm »
Like Eric, I wasn't particularly sensitive to the 3K vibrations as reported here frequently.  However, I did eventually swap out the basket and did a TB sync, and the before and after difference was easily noticed.  Definitely a recommended mod.

Having come off a VStrom 1000 which was known to have a fairly pronounced "chudder" issue, I was dismayed to find that the ST had the same problem.  The 2014 basket was a huge improvement. 
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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2017, 09:05:12 pm »
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Offline jbrown

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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2017, 04:01:35 pm »
it depends on how bad your original basket is.
I replaced the basket on my low mileage 2012 with the 2014 part, and there was only the slightest change.
A little bit less shake in the 3000 to 3500 rpm range,  and a little bit *more buzz* above 4500 rpm.

Offline fraserdog

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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2017, 04:16:45 pm »
i feel perhaps i ought to try and get a ride on a 14 onward model and do a comparison before i part with my money.

Offline AlsoRan

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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2017, 04:31:11 pm »
I purchased a '14 clutch basket on the first day they became available and happend to get the only one in-stock the time. I figured at the price I would "try it" as sort of a guniea pig and if it didn't work I could go back. Well it made all the difference, solved the problem and made the bike a joy to ride. I tried other modes to fix the vibration and they helped but the source of the real problem was the basket. So I've been pleased with the change and several thousand miles later with no issues, my thought is that I would buy the basket at the higher price no doubt. Plus it's less money than buying a new Super T!

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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2017, 09:48:46 pm »
I replaced mine on the 2012 for the $27 price and it did make a nice improvement, but only in the 3200RPM zone more or less. For $300-$400 I would not do it.
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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2017, 04:13:20 pm »
I replaced mine on my 2013 for the $32 price.  It did make a slight improvement but not as much as I had hoped for.  If I had to pay $300+ I would probably not do it.

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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2017, 04:47:54 pm »
Changed mine shortly after it became all the rage.

Honestly, I wasn't sure what the issue it reportedly resolved actually was. Or, if my bike suffered from the malady.
Turned out, much like the ecu reflash, the change was quite dramatic and a significant improvement.

Combine those 2 upgrades with a well sorted suspension, it's made it difficult to convince myself of upgrading to a gen2 Tenere.

I suspect I will at some point. And then be admonishing myself for not doing it earlier. :)
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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2017, 07:41:48 pm »
I was in the same boat. Didn't really detect any vibe. I went after the extra mass. What was it, 12oz? 10? It made a huge difference in the engine's manners for me. Very pleased. I did though wind up with an almost Royal Star volume gear whine. I don't really hear that any more, it mellowed out with a little wear. The RS4 might have done something there though. ::26::
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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2017, 08:22:29 pm »
I did mine after 6000 miles on a 2012.  Big difference.  The 3800 rpm vibe gone but also the walnut in a can rattle is also gone.  Quiet idle!

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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2017, 02:35:15 am »
The general consensus of opinion is to get mine changed then if i want to get rid of the vibes,i've just got to find the cheapest supplier i can get one from now.

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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2017, 11:15:37 pm »
I performed this upgrade spending close to $300.00. I would do it again in a hearbeat. My bike is so smooth in the 3-4k range now it is unbelievable. There are multiple springs that flop aound on the old basket. The 2014 basket is totally different. I got my parts from partszilla. You need to be sure to get the gasket and lock nut when you do the job.  ::012::

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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2017, 01:06:12 am »
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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2017, 08:20:16 am »
Here is my experience with the clutch basket change. I had to do a valve check and wanted to change the timing chain tensioner on my 2012 so I thought what the heck I will change the clutch basket too and see what everybody is talking about. Wow! wish I had done that right after I got the bike. I did see one member mention he thought it throttled better. Mine definitely does. I have been riding around what I thought was a fueling issues but it was the springs compressing then rebounding in the dampening system of the original clutch basket being counter productive to the drive of the motor. Not sure if that wording makes any sense to you all but all I know is when I drive out of corners at low rpm's or take off from dead stops that crazy pull choke pull feeling is gone. Now it is pull the whole time as I roll the throttle on. Wish I had done this 40,000 miles ago! Not to mention the clutch is quieter now. The motor is still noisy though. ha ha.

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Re: Later clutch basket,does it really make a difference?
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2017, 10:45:01 am »
There clearly must be a large range in quality of the original basket.  Am I the only one that could barely tell any difference?

 

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