For the record I dotn call anyone a friend that I have not actually met. So no I will not defend A Piazza or anyone for that matter just cause "he is my friend". If he is correct though, or if we share the same opinion then of course. Thats called "agreeing" and I happen to agree with what he stated.He was patronizing me about another thread. But whatever, let's just drop it. As for the practical aspect.. if you read Post#36 you'll see that I said the springs are a practical upgrade but I'll be taking it a step further.
On a side note I can already see there is a group of regulars in this forum that like to think of this site as their turf. Its not the first time I've seen and it won't be the last. But I will call you out on your bull**** if you try the "he's my friend, leave him alone" routine. I stated an opinion in the other thread that was shared by others judging by a few likes I received. If we went into the Yamaha R6 forums and started talking about the new ZX6R model and how it might be a "threat" to the R6.. you don't think someone over there would be like "why are you here?" Those Yamaha threads are nothing more than a troll. I called them out on this observation and a couple of them got their feelings hurt.
So lets just drop it, k?
As for this thread.. the springs are a common occurence in the kawi bikes.. or so it seems. So IMO its a practical upgrade for all of us. One guy over in the ZX10R forums even said his OEM springs were painted yellow and that the paint was coming off; naturally it was everywhere inside his system. The slipper clutch is for guys like me who have too much money and free time. If you don't, don't knock the guys who get it. Its our play money and hobbie. If I want to go shoot this bike with a shotgun when it pisses me off, don't get your panties in a bunch because its out of your realm of reason due to finances. $800 is about what I spend on a Friday night out on the town. No big deal. As a comparison, there is a thread on here regarding Pazzo levers in which a new forum member received the same treatment over money. Some guy snapped at him because of the cost of the levers and basically told him he was an idiot for not going with the ebay knock-offs. Get over yourselves!
Now then.. back on topic?
On what he stated, he already mentioned if you have the money, then go for it. Still does not make it a practical upgrade.
I would like to see where you saw that thread on one guy being called an idiot. This forum has had a far more respectful community than many others that I have seen. This thread on levers you speak of sounds like one I replied in and if you are referencing me, then you are mistaken.
Congrats on having money to spend. No one is knocking that. Please show me where that happened here since you feel someone is "knocking" you. Just cause you have the means to purchase an $800 dollar clutch doesnt make it practical.
Where have I or anyoen else for that matter gotten our panties in a bunch cause you talked about but not actually bought a slipper clutch? No one cares if you can afford it or not, good on you man, install it, show the world! No one is telling you not to buy them, I am sure no one will knock you for it. All I did was say its not a practical upgrade, and you cant seem to get that through your head.
Seems to me like you just want to talk about how much money you have at your disposal. Again, congrats. Why not just buy all this stuff and show a pic of your bike?
Back on topic? The aftermarket (Barnett or other) clutch springs are a great item if you are experiencing slippage. Its an easy install except for scraping gasket material sucks as$. Calling a slipper clutch a practical upgrade because you have the money for it but dont have an actual use for it doesnt make it a practical upgrade.