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I noticed my clutch was starting to go..so while at the shop getting a new chain and sprockets, they had an STM 48 tooth clutch at a price I could not refuse.

Has anyone else thrown in a lighter aluminum clutch? Did it make your bike run smoother?

I am quite amazed with how much smoother the bike is and easier it is to pull the clutch. I don't think it weighs that much less, but it seems to make a significant difference, or my original clutch was always fudged from the get go, therefore my post and question.
I have to say although more quiet, the sound is also more pleasing.
 
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the STM's definately lighter than the stocker so you probably notice your bike being a bit more revvy... did you get just a basket or the whole kit (including hub, pressure plate, diaphram spring)?
can't comment on the difference in feel except that if your clutch was already kinda fudged, ANY new kit would be an improvement. i have heard the 48 toother's got a nice engagement though since the load on the plates is distributed over a greater number of points. if you got the whole kit which includes a diaphram-type spring instead of the 6 individual springs, that also likely has a lot to do with the clutch's feel when engaging.
finally, the difference in noise has to do with the clutch having tighter tollerance than the 12-tooth design and that the plates are aluminum rather than steel => less "clankitty clack!"
 
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yeah the whole kit, but the six spring version, it also sits deeper in the basket further reducing the clackity clack......I wished I would have weighed it, the lower revs around town lugging are so smooth now I can't believe it's my bike. So if this is normal for a lighter clutch it would go on my list of must do mods.
 
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....it is sweet...but that also means there is a STM pressure plate available cheap for your dry clutch... ;)
 

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Is the Stealth sprocket the trick lookin tu-tone one with gold?? Where can I get one.

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Yeah, that is the one. You should be able to order it off of sprocketspecialists.com. They are less that $50. When I go up in the back that is the way I will go. Light weight w/ the strength of steel. I didn't even know about it until I saw it on Retro's bike. IT looks great w/ the gold DID chain also.
 
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