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Lets see if this works:
Demo clutch in this vid is an SXR/FZ/Tracer clutch,so totally apples to apples.
 

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I looked at the video and see the ramps to help increase the pressure under load
I never had an issue with the lever, never noticed it feeling heavy
I just want a good solid clutch when I pull away and with removing 3 of the 6 springs and relying on the ramps to increase pressure with rpm I am still not convinced
I am going to pass on this mod since it won't take away the low speed jerking while cruising through town in a higher gear.
I work out enough every day that a heavier clutch feel will not bother me
Thanks Guys for explaining
I was a farrier for 25 years and still shoe some horses today.
 

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Jerkyness is a fueling (fuel injection/emissions) issue, the slipper clutch will do burn outs without breaking the clutch lose.
 

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There is an issue with the ramp style clutch ,but I've never seen anyone on this forum complain about it ,you can't slide the clutch out at high rpm,think drag launch, because at a certain rpm the ramps over ride your left hand ,the first mod the drag racers do to all the newer 1ks is the "slipper delete" mod. When the car and slipper equipped fz came out the magazine 1/4 mile times slowed down from 10s to the 11s
 

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There is an issue with the ramp style clutch ,but I've never seen anyone on this forum complain about it ,you can't slide the clutch out at high rpm,think drag launch, because at a certain rpm the ramps over ride your left hand ,the first mod the drag racers do to all the newer 1ks is the "slipper delete" mod. When the car and slipper equipped fz came out the magazine 1/4 mile times slowed down from 10s to the 11s
Thats interesting. Drag racing isn't really my thing, so I never thought about it.
 
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when you do this mod is the partshark kit all that is needed ? do i need to get a new clutch pack also ? wouldn't the basket be different also?
if you do a new clutch pack do you get the pack for a xsr?
 

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when you do this mod is the partshark kit all that is needed ? do i need to get a new clutch pack also ? wouldn't the basket be different also?
if you do a new clutch pack do you get the pack for a xsr?
You reuse some of your fibers so if you have alot of miles may want to replace those also..but the kit they have is plug and play...you just need to look at Yamaha's parts book on line to see the order that the fibers go and the service manual ...the basket is the same ...and they are all factory Yamaha parts.
 

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Make sure the last clutch steel is engaged with the pressure plate gear (new part), and the last friction plate is offset from the rest. Then in go the rubber "absorbers", springs and spring bolts. Torque spring bolts to 7.2 ftlb. Don't forget the pull rod. Also make sure to measure your stack to make sure it is in spec. Mine came out to 43mm, which is in the middle of the spec.
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The last step is getting the clutch cover back on, which I also found to be a huge pain in the ass. First, the teeth on the pull rod have to be pointing towards the bolt hole at the bottom right corner of the CP3 stamped cover. You then have to make sure the cable gear engages with the pull rod in the correct orientation, all while making sure the gasket stays in place. It is doable, but took a while to figure out.

I reused the old gasket, and haven't noticed any leaks, but will monitor and update if the situation changes. Filled her up with oil and a fresh filter and fired her up!

I also used the stock clutch cover, which is not tapped for the damper plate. At first I noticed when I pulled the clutch lever in, I would hear some buzzing in there, but since putting a few miles on it, the buzzing has been reduced, but if I put my head near the cover and pull the lever, I can still hear it. Not going to worry about it.

Hope this helps someone, happy to answer questions.
So I know Spottedfrog did this already and posted a thread not too long ago, but I figured I could put up so more info that could help someone out. Total cost was right around $225 (before oil and filter, but you're gonna do that anyways).

Quick review - it's fun. Banging down a few gears and dumping the clutch won't lock up the rear. I've gotten pretty aggressive with it and the worst that will happen is the rear will slide around slightly, but that only happens when going down from like 4th to 1st. Engine braking is reduced but not eliminated, as expected. Force required to pull clutch lever is reduced, which is nice.

Edit: partshark has a package together for this now at $215:

XSR900 Slipper Clutch for FZ-09 : Part Shark

Parts list is as follows:

3 x 1TD-16178-00-00 Absorber
1 x 1TD-16324-00-00 Clutch Plate
1 x 1TD-16383-00-00 Cushion Spring
1 x 1TD-16384-00-00 Seat Plate
3 x 2CR-16337-00-00 Spring Screw
3 x B90-16173-00-00 Compression Spring
3 x B90-16331-00-00 Friction Plate
1 x B90-16350-00-00 Pressure Plate Assembly
1 x B90-16352-00-00 Pressure Plate 2
1 x B90-16371-00-00 Clutch Boss
1 x 90179-20010-00 Boss Nut

That is parts: 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 19.

Parts fiche: 2016 Yamaha XSR900 (XSR900GCS) Clutch | Part Shark

Partshark was the cheapest I could find, was fast and has good customer service. They may even give you a $5 off shipping if you call and ask nicely.

Standard tools required - allen wrenches, socket set, 12mm spanner, rubber mallet, torque wrench, 30mm socket, calipers (to measure clutch stack).

Odd Tools - Boss Clutch Holder: Amazon.com: Motion Pro 08-0008 Clutch Holding Tool: Automotive

Shop Manual - search around this thread, several links work: Haven't seen a shop manual for the XSR yet


Don't need to drain the oil.

Clutch Cover came off with ease. First undo the clutch cable, pretty straight forward (need a 12mm spanner). Gasket came with the cover.
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Here is the stocker. Back out the 6 spring bolts. And pull out all of the friction and clutch plates.
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Here is the clutch tool engaged on the boss. 30mm socket on the boss nut. I put some towels under the clutch tool and used the foot peg to jam it. I had trouble getting this nut off. First you have to "unstake" to nut. It is crimped on 2 sides around the shaft. I used a tiny eye glasses screwdriver and a hammer to do this. This kills the screwdriver. You really have to bash the hell out of the ratchet with a mallet. Harder than you've ever hit anything to loosen a bolt. Really thought I was gonna break something in the transmission.
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But at last it gave way, and discovered why it was so damn hard - red locktite.
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And here is the bare clutch basket. After this install is pretty straight forward as far as getting all the clutch pieces back together. Don't forget the large flat washer and spring washer. One of the new friction plates goes in the very back (closest in to the bike), then alternate steel and friction plate that came out of the stocker. the last 3 items are new friction plate, new steel, new friction plate.
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Great write up, thanks for all the information. I’m looking to change all my clutch plates, I’m getting some slipping, and I figured I might as well upgrade to the slipper clutch while I’m at it. Do you know what additional OEM plates I’ll need if I were to buy the kit from part shark? I want to change all of em. Thanks!
 

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Hey guys, just came across this thread. I have a 14 fz09, looking at putting a slipper clutch in. Also will be putting a billet basket in as well. I also have about 15k on my bike so wanting to replace all the friction plates. Does anyone know if the billet basket will work with this also? And should i just buy an entire clutch kit as well as the parts listed here?
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Hey guys, just came across this thread. I have a 14 fz09, looking at putting a slipper clutch in. Also will be putting a billet basket in as well. I also have about 15k on my bike so wanting to replace all the friction plates. Does anyone know if the billet basket will work with this also? And should i just buy an entire clutch kit as well as the parts listed here?
TIA
-Matt
Yes it will work. I reccomend getting the extreme creations billet clutch basket, the OEM one is trash, they're very similar in price as well. I did a full install tutorial on youtube for the slipper clutch, billet basket, and brand new plates. Check it out if you need some guidance
 
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