V-Twin - J&P Cycle clutch - Any Difference

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V-Twin - J&P Cycle clutch - Any Difference


Post by Ripley/Fla » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:46 pm

I need a complete clutch for my bike. Do either of these suppliers have better quality Taiwan parts?

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Post by panhead » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:54 pm

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Post by Robert Luland » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:07 pm

First off Michael Tanner there’s a difference. Ones a distributor and the other is a manufacture. V Twin (Ted) as bad as it is some times is a manufacturer. He’s the guy who takes all the risk and lays out the bread for a part run (Win or loose). Then ya got the retailers. They make 60% and up peddling Ted’s junk. There are very few USA manufactures. And the ones that are get top dollar. They produce a great product (Had to get that one in there Cotton before ya stick it to me). All kidding aside. There is a handful of American manufacture producing everything from handlebars to carb floats to tranny gears. These Michael are the people that you should spend your money with first. Bob

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Post by jellero » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:50 am

unless you must have a taiwan clutch, try barnett (US). most of those parts from taiwan come from the same place regardless of who is selling them. i had to buy a tool box and some spotlights from there and if they fail, too bad but a clutch? get a good one. j

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Post by ozwick86 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:10 am

I run a BDL on my 8mm belt drive. Works great!

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Post by Cotten » Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:37 pm

There are a lot of good Euro and Oz manufacturers as well as in the US. Some offerings from India are getting better, surpassing one-size-fitz-none chrome chopper fodder from the East.

Tedd's often offers a range of quality for the same part, oriental, Euro, and domestic. They can be convenient, if you do your homework.
Tedd's does not retail, so choose a vendor who will provide friendly return service, etc., such as a local independent dealer.

Quite frankly, I prefer their four-plate "police" clutches over Barnett's, anyday.


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