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Hi,

So , I have an aluminum basket with an open cover on my 749, and I am getting sick and tired of people either asking or telling me at the light "Dude , something is wrong with your bike !". Truth be told I am also getting sick of the loud clanging when it's in neutral , waking up my neighbours when I'm trying to warm it up in the morning, ... .

It is obvious that over time the aluminum basket has been beat to shit and the gap has opened up making the sound worse. I have been looking into options to quieten things down. I even tried putting on the stock closed cover to see how much quieter it would be . Not Much!

I think that the ultimate set up is to install an EVR 48 tooth basket and clutch, but it's nearly $500.

A less expensive alternative is to use the Barnett basket with the stainless steel inserts that will hopefully not get all beat up opening up the gap and thus making lots of noise again.At least thats the theory behind it. I am wondering if anyone can recommend this as a good way to go. My concern with it is that it looks like the stainless inserts are quite thin and also look like they are riveted on to the basket, wondering how strong/durable this set up is?

Lastly why not just go back to the stock steel basket , still keep the Speedymoto Pressure plate and open cover, problem solved?!?! Only issue is that I need to go thru my part bin to see if I still have the original basket.

Thank You for reading !
 

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This basket is 7000 series which will last longer than the 6000 series baskets--and make less noise than steel or steel insert baskets.



NGR Clutch Basket

Used with aluminum plates. Noise should be reduced significantly.

-M
 

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You'll never get rid of the rattle of a dry clutch as you know.
I have a Barnett and a plate set from the ST4 which has aluminum backed fibers. Pretty quiet as the aluminum damps noise a bit better than steel.
 

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My clutch is almost silent with over 5000km on it, Sureflex basket and plates with Lithium grease treatment plus a stock cover with 8 coats of paint.
The 8 coats of paint on the cover make a huge difference, and doesn't look bad in metalic gold either.

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This basket is 7000 series which will last longer than the 6000 series baskets--and make less noise than steel or steel insert baskets.



NGR Clutch Basket

Used with aluminum plates. Noise should be reduced significantly.

-M
Got one a month ago, nice piece , great price. Used Barnett plates.
 

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I ordered clutch plates with wider teeth then OEM. This will reduce rattling and basket wear. Just send me a PM when I can help you with such plates.
 

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Thanks for everyone's input, very helpful.

So yesterday on my way up to Whistler, we stopped in Squamish where a lot of bikes come up, a guy rides up on a gorgeous totally done up CF everything 999, so I thought I'd also ask him what he is running and how it sounds, apparently hehas installed the Barnett basket and clutch, but he has added the extra friction plate thathas been posted about on this forum, when he fired the bike up it blew me away how quiet it was, unbelievable! Apparently. He has only 1000 kms on it, does anyone know orhas anyone run this configuration for a longer periodic time and can say how it stands up or if there is a down side to doing it this way.
The other thing I would be curious to see is if I were to run some of the configurations that you guys have recommended above how much noisier than the set up with the extra friction plate it would be. It might be a happy medium from the racket which I currently have without the question ofwhat the outcome of adding an extra friction plate might be.

Thank you.
 

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I've had a Barnett clutch basket and plates in my 748 for >7000 miles (it was on there for some unknown time before I bought the bike). It must be an older style, as it looks a bit different than what I see on the web currently, but the stainless finger protectors have held up great on the basket. The tabs on my plates are way undersized now due to getting mushroomed out so it does make a bit of noise in neutral with the clutch engaged, but the clutch still engages smoothly as the fingers are not grooved at all. Compared to the exhaust, it doesn't seem super loud to me though. I'd assume it would be even quieter if the tabs on the plates were in spec.
 

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I know it is more related to noise issue.
I would like to take the oportunity and ask to you guys/specialist one more thing. And about performance increase due to weight reduction once we install the Barnett clutch basket? What is the weight difference?
 

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Specially on the Hypermotard 1100 EVO SP? Which benefits can we get from the barnett clutch basket in therms of performance? Is it really considerable lightweight?
 
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