had a problem and well, how much is a clutch?

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    Default had a problem and well, how much is a clutch?

    shift lever arm came loose (aftermarket) and fell off while i was headed home. stuck in fifth gear so when i gt off the interstate i had to go about a mile on city streets. ended up having to stop at three lights and taking off in 5th gear. yesterday i got my replacemnt arm and used red loctite on the screws. while riding around last night i noticed while in 5th on the interstate i cracked the throttle and it revved up but only accelerated slightly then the revs dropped off and it slowly accelerated. other gears it pulls fine.

    is it worst case on my clutch? how much is a replacement?

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    Default Re: had a problem and well, how much is a clutch?

    Yep sounds like you smoked the clutch. Cost will vary depending if you want stock parts or upgrade to Screamin Eagle, Barnett, or Evolution. There are threads on here about others experience.
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    Default Re: had a problem and well, how much is a clutch?

    Quote Originally Posted by majette View Post
    shift lever arm came loose (aftermarket) and fell off while i was headed home. stuck in fifth gear so when i gt off the interstate i had to go about a mile on city streets. ended up having to stop at three lights and taking off in 5th gear. yesterday i got my replacemnt arm and used red loctite on the screws. while riding around last night i noticed while in 5th on the interstate i cracked the throttle and it revved up but only accelerated slightly then the revs dropped off and it slowly accelerated. other gears it pulls fine.

    is it worst case on my clutch? how much is a replacement?
    If it is only doing it in 5th, you have just mildly toasted your clutch. You could probably get several more miles out of it with a Screamin' Eagle clutch spring. But unless you have the tools and aptitude to do it yourself, you may as well let a mechanic change your entire clutch.

    I did mine for $15 and the clutch is actually stronger than the day I bought it new. But I also had to fabricate a tool to R and R the spring.
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    Default Re: had a problem and well, how much is a clutch?

    Quote Originally Posted by majette View Post
    shift lever arm came loose (aftermarket) and fell off while i was headed home. stuck in fifth gear so when i gt off the interstate i had to go about a mile on city streets. ended up having to stop at three lights and taking off in 5th gear. yesterday i got my replacemnt arm and used red loctite on the screws. while riding around last night i noticed while in 5th on the interstate i cracked the throttle and it revved up but only accelerated slightly then the revs dropped off and it slowly accelerated. other gears it pulls fine.

    is it worst case on my clutch? how much is a replacement?
    Which aftermarket shifter do you have?
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    Default Re: had a problem and well, how much is a clutch?

    Quote Originally Posted by geno View Post
    Which aftermarket shifter do you have?
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    Default Re: had a problem and well, how much is a clutch?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadDogXR View Post
    If it is only doing it in 5th, you have just mildly toasted your clutch. You could probably get several more miles out of it with a Screamin' Eagle clutch spring. But unless you have the tools and aptitude to do it yourself, you may as well let a mechanic change your entire clutch.

    I did mine for $15 and the clutch is actually stronger than the day I bought it new. But I also had to fabricate a tool to R and R the spring.
    still have the tool? care to share it and the steps to doing the spring? i can pay for shipping both ways unless it is an easy tool to fabricate, i have a buddy that cam probably make one.

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    Default Re: had a problem and well, how much is a clutch?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadDogXR View Post

    I did mine for $15 and the clutch is actually stronger than the day I bought it new. But I also had to fabricate a tool to R and R the spring.
    +1

    I could not find a SE spring without the entire clutch kit, but did find a Barrnett MT-81 spring plate. Works awesome, clutch never better. FYi ... pic of home made tool
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