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    Replacement clutch spring screw(bolt)?

    I was trying out some spacer washers to go underneath the clutch springs. Then when I torqued the last clutch spring screw(bolt) in it's head broke off. I drilled and was able to spin it out but now I'm down one bolt. My question is it better to buy OEM clutch spring screw(bolt)? or can I use a stainless steel bolt and washer as a replacement? Thanks in advance!

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    I would trust an aftermarket sourced quality bolt for this application; nothing superior metallurgically with the oem bolt as witnessed by it's sheared bolt head. You are fortunate the the failure was not with the aluminum boss the bolt screwed into.
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    sdyer, over 5 1/2 years and this is your first post? Where've you been bro?

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    I purchased my TW way back then and have used this forums knowledge base to work on it since. I usually can find anything that I need by using the search box but could not readily find any information on the clutch spring screw(bolt)? Thank you for having a very helpful forum and the replies.
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    My guess is your clutch was slipping right? It wont cost that much to fix it properly.

    4 clutch springs, 5 friction plates, a clutch cover gasket and a 95c bolt. My latest blog pretty much tells you how to do it too.

    6Nm for the bolts so take it easy with them.
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    Thanks AGman!
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    No probs. Just remember, if your clutch has been slipping the damage has probably been done. Your friction plates will probably disintegrate and dump rubbish into your oil. Check the steel plates for warp too.

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    I couldn't push start my TW because the clutch wouldn't lock up. I installed heavy duty springs and it made it much much better but still I wanted a little bit more, so I installed a washer on two of the bolts and now I am happy, the clutch holds very nicely.

    As for slipping, aren't these clutches designed to be slipped? Maintain the engine at a steady, moderate rpm and then slip the clutch, engaging and disengaging slightly to maintain a steady pace through rough terrain?
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    It is a rare day when I slip the clutch while trail riding, for example to prevent an incipient stall in first gear. Not like my old two strokes where fanning the clutch was more common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    It is a rare day when I slip the clutch while trail riding.........................
    Yeah, me too, but should you want to aren't they designed to handle it?
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