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I just blew my clutch (http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=474960) and called the shop about purchasing a new one today. They got the OEM Honda clutch and friction plates, and aftermarket BR's or somthing. They suggested going with the oem as more people seem to like them. I would like another opinion. I can also order the barnett kit from motosport. Let me know what you think! Thanks

BTW: It's a 02' CR250R

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i just put a barnett kit in my 2000 cr250, other people told me to go honda oem, but i decided to go barnett, and i think in made the right choice cause i love it

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you are paying a similar price, why not get the nicer one? go aftermarket

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how is it nicer? I'd just like to buy the more durable and better performance one, for around the same price. I have gone through barnett clutches before quite quickly on my old WR400, and would like to try somthing different.

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i just put a barnett kit in my 2000 cr250, other people told me to go honda oem, but i decided to go barnett, and i think in made the right choice cause i love it

Did the other people give you a reason to go honda oem?

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how is it nicer? I'd just like to buy the more durable and better performance one, for around the same price. I have gone through barnett clutches before quite quickly on my old WR400, and would like to try somthing different.

i ment the better clutch that will perform better

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Did the other people give you a reason to go honda oem?

yes, the people that reccomended them raced, they said they were better than barnett, lasted longer, but i dont race so i went the barnett route, and they said they replaced them about every month, so that made me think they were crappy,but im not sure

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OEM plates run great and they can take a beating. The only problem, they run aluminum plates which will muddy your tranny oil. I currently run Barnett Carbon Fiber's (they come with steel plates) in my CR500. I have to say I really like the feel of the Barnett. If you're in doubt, run OEM. You cant go wrong with that. OEM is great quality but a price comes with that quality.

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what is the diffrence between the barnett carbon fiber, or kevlar friction plates, i run kevlars, but i saw carbon for cheaper, that dosent make sense to me cause ususally carbon products are REALLY expensive??

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BUY stock, You can't beat them. After market unit's won't last as long.

Bah! :applause::applause:

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Bah! :applause::lol:

What is that for ? It's the truth, oem clutch plates/fibers will outlast after market stuff. Now the rest of the clutch parts basket,inner hub,pressure plate are junk get rid of them and get barnett,hinson stuff. :applause:

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What is that for ? It's the truth, oem clutch plates/fibers will outlast after market stuff. Now the rest of the clutch parts basket,inner hub,pressure plate are junk get rid of them and get barnett,hinson stuff. :applause:

hmm, my barnet clutch kit outlasted my stock one by far, on 3 of are bikes this has proved true, i may be wrong though:excuseme:

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What is that for ? It's the truth, oem clutch plates/fibers will outlast after market stuff.

It's the truth for you (a.k.a. opinion). :lol: I guess everyone's experience is different. My stock clutch pack did not last as long as the Barnett Kevlar I am currently on. :applause: :applause:

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oh yea, about a month before i bought my bike, the previous owner put the oem clutch plates in, just fibers, but they didnt last too long, even tho that was kinda my fault, but now i like my barnett alot, it grabs very hard, i like it alot :applause:

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how often do you guys check your plates? i have had 2 clutches go out on me a month after i bought them (both bikes) now that they are replaced i want to switch the plates out before they crack and get metal everywhere...like the last two...Not fun stuff.

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