New clutch install, both fiber plates and steel fiber plates, alternating splines, and new clutch basket springs by EBC; 2008 KTM 530 EXC-R

New clutch parts: consist of fiber plates and metal friction plates, and stiffer clutch basket springs.

Fits: 08-10 ’08-’10 2008-2010 KTM 530 EXC-R

The clutch was grabbing unpredictably, particularly bad off the line in 1st gear.

The KTM uses a flat, then beveled washer, to start the clutch pack.

Helps to keep track of hardware, especially if reusing. M6 bolts on the clutch basket cover.

Needle bearings in the clutch basket felt great, spun freely

Opportunity to upgrade oiling pump system with 2011 parts

new EBC clutch plates and stiffer springs

Bike rides amazingly smoother, drivetrain power transition so also more seamless.

Oil consumption has gone down, so the bike gets ridden harder. Now to investigate the air fuel mixture below the carb. AFR: air fuel ratio

Published by Manolo al Sol

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