EBC Clutch Plate Kit, which to get, Heavy Duty, DRC, or Carbon Fiber?

So, broke my clutch lever on the trail the other day and rigged it up to get me home, but managed to burn up my clutch in the process and I am looking at the ebc clutch kits, and there seems to essentially be three, the standard heavy duty kit ($40), the dirt racer series (drc) kit ($70), and then the carbon fiber kit ($120), which should I get? Is there really that big of difference in the performance of the DRC vs the HD kit? or even the CF vs the DRC kit? Also, do I need to get a clutch holding tool? and the Bike is a 2013 xr650l, I have had it since late june, do I REALLY need to replace the gasket on the access panel?

 

Thanks guys!

Brandon

 

FYI Links to the products:

 

Heavy Duty Clutch Kit:

http://www.amazon.com/EBC-Brakes-CK1170-Clutch-Friction/dp/B000GTYY8Y/ref=au_pf_ss_4?ie=UTF8&Make=Honda%7C59&Model=XR650L%7C20562&Year=2013%7C2013&carId=001&n=15684181&s=automotive

 

DRC Clutch Kit:

http://www.amazon.com/EBC-DRC-Series-Clutch-DRC54/dp/B000GV21LE/ref=au_pf_ss_5?ie=UTF8&Make=Honda%7C59&Model=XR650L%7C20562&Year=2013%7C2013&carId=001&n=15684181&s=automotive

 

Carbon Fiber Clutch Kit:

http://www.amazon.com/EBC-Brakes-DRCF54-Carbon-Clutch/dp/B0041CC056/ref=au_pf_ss_3?ie=UTF8&Make=Honda%7C59&Model=XR650L%7C20562&Year=2013%7C2013&carId=001&n=15684181&s=automotive

 

Clutch Holding Tool:

http://www.amazon.com/EBC-Brakes-CT009-Clutch-Holding/dp/B0065WTNHI/ref=pd_sim_sbs_auto_1

 

Clutch Cover Gasket:

http://www.2wheelpros.com/oem-parts/honda-gasket-clutch-cover-11352-mbn-671-part.html?gclid=CMrIpbCWlLoCFUVk7AodvBIA4A

Edited by officialhopsof

I'm wondering what kind of rigging did you do to get home that caused a brand new 2013 xr650l clutch to burn up ? That is concerning

I'm wondering what kind of rigging did you do to get home that caused a brand new 2013 xr650l clutch to burn up ? That is concerning

 

Well, the lever broke off in the middle of a trail and the area it broke was where the thin bit (where it pivots) meets the thick bit (the lever itself), so I pulled off the choke lever and ran about 5 zipties around the thing, I only had about 1/4 of my lever movement. From now on I am carrying a spare lever lol.

You do realize you can ride a bike without using the clutch, right.  It aint pretty but it does work

You do realize you can ride a bike without using the clutch, right.  It aint pretty but it does work

 

Unfortunately I was in the middle of some pretty tight technical stuff

Hey, just did this. I used the DRC kit, which worked well. You could either keep the stock springs or replace with the EBC ones. The EBC ones are heavier duty. Don't use two of them stock and the other two HD... the idea is to have equal force pushing on the clutch. Check your basket for notching, both the inner and the outer, and if it's bad, file it down. Try to be really even and square when filing... Extremely doubt you'll have any notching at all since your bike is a 2013.You don't need the clutch holder tool. You can use a big pair of vice grips or a screwdriver or something. If you are to take the clutch off completely to check bearings or take off kickstarter or anything I'd reccommend getting the clutch holder tool. For replacing discs you can just leave the basket on. I'd definitely get the gasket... Even though yours is a 2013. You probably won't need it, but for 7$ it would be crappy to have your motor open and have to wait for it in the mail. Be super careful with the old one. Good luck!

oh, and the top one is just the friction plates... which might be all you need. They are the wear parts in the clutch. The springs rarely need replacing, and the steel discs need replacing if they get warped from the heat of a slipping clutch. Personally I think the friction parts will be all you need, your bike being so new... but only way to find out is by opening it up and checking the steels and springs for spec.

Thanks, bdeemo!

Well i recently threw in an EBC drc kit, havent ridden it yet so ill report back.

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