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is there a break in period for a new kevlar clutch?

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Old 02-04-2015, 09:34 PM
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Ive herd conflicting info about installing a kevlar clutch. I just put one in my bike and some day run it at lower rpms for 800 miles to "break it in". Is this true?
 
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:55 PM
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The clutch doesn't care about rpms. It only cares about how hard you are on the throttle. I would roll the throttle a little easier for a while until it seats in.
 
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:26 PM
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Ok cool thanks for the info. I been riding alot and just keeping shifts under 5-6k rpms on the 636. Just wanted to know if its really needed. I know oem disk dont really need much break in. Didnt know about kevlar
 
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If it needed any special break in procedure, I would think the manufacturer would provide it with the parts, or at least on their website.
 
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:50 PM
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Finally got in touch with a tech guy at ebc. He said to ride in the lower rpms until 200-300 miles (kinda what demon was saying). After that the kevlar clutch fibers should be seated good and I can ride at any rpm I want to.

When I installed the new clutch I put in new oil, ebc tech says I dont have to dump oil after break in on the clutch. I can just ride on after "break in" and change as regular.
In case some one might have the same question...

Im only speaking for the ebc kevlar clutch kit I used only, I cant speak for other type clutches.
 

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