A clutch basket for a KZ1000 is available for sale, and supposedly it was purchased from Craig Treble along with his Kawasaki bracket bike in 2001. The inner basket has been drilled-supposedly for increased oil to the clutch plates. I had not seen this before and wanted to know if it actually helped anything with the clutch. The basket has also apparently been rebuilt--just wanted to know where the springs came from, who did the work, and if it was balanced. The current seller does not know.
Drilling the inner hub for increased oil is common. Thereare several suppliers of basket springs out there. Balancing the basket is optional, I've never bothered. Don't worry about it.
Any particular "correct" way of drilling the inner hub? Seems as though there are enough racer tricks for these old engines that seem to not be recorded in old posts either here or on kzrider.com. I guess the only downside is one builder's opinion of what helps or what is good practice as far as assembly goes may contradict another's.
Can a moderator move this post? I would like to still get Treble's email address since they were his parts--but this is quickly going to be in the wrong forum.
<DIV>Seems like some people say balance the clutch basket-other people say do not bother. </DIV>
<DIV>I know it is running at a fraction of crank RPM and does not weigh as much as a crank, but is it truly pointless to not balance a clutch basket? </DIV>
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