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Guess the title says it all. I'm not worried about lever pressure, I'm just tired of any slipping. The Barnett springs I got with my plates aren't strong enough. Need the most bad ass ones out there!
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No matter what springs one uses one can also add washers to preload the clutch springs a bit for greater engagement pressures.
You’ll have firmer clutch lever effort. So if you want equal sized PopEye arms practice a lot of “Stoppies” to build up the right arm to match the clutch arm. 11205873_414815475359675_98962203_n.jpg
 

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No matter what springs one uses one can also add washers to preload the clutch springs a bit for greater engagement pressures.
You’ll have firmer clutch lever effort. So if you want equal sized PopEye arms practice a lot of “Stoppies” to build up the right arm to match the clutch arm. View attachment 116570
You wouldn't happen to have a size on the washers would you?


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Washers do increase the pressure on the discs but you really can't feel it in the clutch lever.
 

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Size and material of washer...anyone?
Or a place to get some springs that are firmer than the barnett ones?
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I looked for the washers I had and can't find them. I guess I put them back into the clutch when I installed the Barnett. I do remember they were iron but brass I am sure would work OK.

As for size, what I did was carefully measure what I needed and then went to the hardware store. There I found the closest washer I could to my measurements. When I got home I then had to file them to fit. A little bit off the outsider and more than a little bit off the inside. Procedure was repeated at one of TW-Brian's Wrench and Rides for some other TW riders. No big deal. Not hard to do. Doesn't even take much time. Well worth the effort.

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I hope this helps.
 

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Yes I would love to just get the correct springs!


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I tried unsuccessfully to find some off-the-shelf washers that would work. I even went as far requesting a quote for getting some washers custom made so I could offer them to forum members that were looking for some. Unfortunately, the cost was a little higher than I had hoped for.

See the attached quote for the size that I had determined was needed.

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Fifty cents a piece isn't bad if you can buy only 4 of them only then they won't be called washers but something like "clutch springs enhancement shims". Heck, "clutch spring enhancement shim" should be worth a buck each plus S&H!
 

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Fifty cents a piece isn't bad if you can buy only 4 of them only then they won't be called washers but something like "clutch springs enhancement shims". Heck, "clutch spring enhancement shim" should be worth a buck each plus S&H!
You are right!

Should I put you down for 2 sets of Stainless Steel High Performance Clutch Enhancement Springs (SSTHPCES's) :D?

Now all I need is about is about a hundred more pre-orders and I will get some made ;)!
 

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Hello Procycle!?


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Or if someone can find heavy springs in the correct size...
the mighty TW just makes too much torque ?


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Just make sure Bokers tumbles to deburr otherwise elime will be up all night polishing SSTHPCESs.
 
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IMG_0115.PNG Don't get these...too short and wire gauge too thin
 
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How about a 5x15mm fender washer?
 

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I used these springs and they worked well for a long time.

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I even added shims for enhancement.

The best so far has been the Barnett Kevlar Clutch. Cost twice as much but worth it.
 
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