YAMAHA BANSHEE 8 PLATE CLUTCH KIT.
This kit is designed for Banshees that have an aftermarket inner hub that can hold eight friction plates and seven steel plates. This kit will not fit in a standard clutch basket and inner hub set-up(standard clutch kits only have 7 friction plates and 6 steel plates.)
1. We use the friction plates out of a 1997 YZF1000 street bike. These friction plates can stand up to high horsepower and are very durable.
2. The steel plates are the most important component in the strength and durability of a good quality clutch kit. The steel plates are full plates which give maximum contact area with the friction plates. Our steels are smooth on both sides, most clutch kits have “dimpled” or “textured” steel plates. THESE STEEL PLATES DO NOT LAST AS LONG AND DO NOT HOLD AS MUCH HORSEPOWER AS SMOOTH PLATES. The "dimples" are concave in shape which reduces surface material and contact area causing easier clutch slippage. We have done tests where we had quads that had a slipping clutch(The clutch that was in it was new). We took the “dimpled” steels out and replaced them with smooth steels and the clutch stopped slipping.
3. Springs are equally important, we use a spring that is 15%-20% stiffer than stock. This helps with pressure on the friction and steel plates limiting clutch slippage.