Welcome to the XCIC %er Master Link. Today we'll be showing you how to replace the clutch springs on an 03 Honda Shadow Spirit VT750DC. This procedure will be relevant for many other models, though a few minor details may change. This is a 30 minute to 1 hour project depending on your comfort and skill set.
Rather than write this out step by step, I'm going to include some pictures to show you where we're going to be working and then add some information from VT750DC.com. This writeup by one of their forum members is detailed and includes part numbers for the springs you'll need. Keep in mind you'll also need to purchase a fresh set of exhaust compression gaskets as you'll have to remove the exhaust to get the clutch cover off. You may also want to order a clutch cover gasket, but I opted to just use black high heat RTV sealant on mine.
So, here's the pictures and the information you need to get started.
Here's the writeup on this that I followed while doing this job. It's excellently written and proved to be a big asset to me.
|Last night I finally got around to changing out my clutch springs. I have noticed over the past several months that my clutch was slipping between first/second gears under hard acceleration and that in general the clutch is “weak” on take-off. The problem was especially noticeable after the change to a 38-tooth sprocket and riding two-up. So following the advice from another forum member MattyMatty, I finally decided I needed to get heavier clutch springs. A big thanks to MattyMatty for posting the original solution it made my job much easier.