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    Default V Twin "Tamer style" clutch retainer kit for '41-'84 BT's questions....

    I've had this kit just laying around for like 10 years and I dug it up today. Its a V Twin Tamer style clutch retainer kit for 41 - 84 big twin basket style clutch basket


    Hit this link and look at #9 in the instructions

    http://www.vtwinmfg.com/Instructions/18/18-1112.pdf

    - It says to NOT use a steel plate on KARATA pri belt drives before installing clutch plates
    - But if installing on a Primo, Phase 3 or Super max belt drive, use an extra steel plate before installing the clutch plates.

    Why the difference?

    I believe I have a BDL pri belt drive: Should I go with the extra steel plate or not as in #9 above?

    Who's ran this kit and your thoughts?
    Last edited by docmel; 11-26-2022 at 5:46 PM.

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    Last edited by docmel; 11-26-2022 at 5:46 PM.

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    Guess Ill go with no extra steel plate since I dont have a Karata pri belt drive set up

    Just curious why the dif if running a Karata set up

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    It has to do with the location (depth) of the back of the clutch shell relative to the clutch hub. You need an extra steel to shim out the clutch pack to clear the Tamer parts.

    I personally favor the RamJet style nylon retainer because it is simpler, easier to install, and does the same job. That is, keeping the clutch shell from walking outboard when the clutch is disengaged.

    Jim

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    I agree with JB here. I had an 80-80 FL that had the worse case of the clutch grab. At one time I had the Big Fix, the Tamer and the Ram Jet retainer. This cured the clutch grab but when it came down to it the most effective part was the Ram Jet retainer. I put them on all four speed clutches whether they need them or not. I have to say that a 5 stud clutch hub makes it a little more difficult to use but it will still work.

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    Don't see how its harder to install. Myself I always hated those clips that need to be removed/installed in the Ram Jett nylon set up (which I have used on other builds and liked). Also, no need for clutch hub nut lock washer. Guess Ill use what I have as its here and sitting on my bench

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmel View Post
    Don't see how its harder to install. Myself I always hated those clips that need to be removed/installed in the Ram Jett nylon set up (which I have used on other builds and liked). Also, no need for clutch hub nut lock washer. Guess Ill use what I have as its here and sitting on my bench
    By all means, use what ya got. Certainly nothing wrong with it.

    Jim

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    The kit I have does seem over engineered when compared to the Ram Jett

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