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I've got a 98 ST2 and I'm looking to update or maybe upgrade a number of parts sometime in the near future. I seems there are quite a few parts that swap between bikes but rarely see the ST's on those lists. Are there any bikes that the ST's generally share parts with or is it just a piece by piece thing that you need to check all the specs and measurements on?
 

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I've got a 98 ST2 and I'm looking to update or maybe upgrade a number of parts sometime in the near future. I seems there are quite a few parts that swap between bikes but rarely see the ST's on those lists. Are there any bikes that the ST's generally share parts with or is it just a piece by piece thing that you need to check all the specs and measurements on?
There are many parts that are shared with the Super bikes and others.
Were you after anything in particular?

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Hey Craig
I'm not looking for anything specific right now but if a come across something off a bike that somebody is parting out I might pick it up.

Right now I looking at doing a new clutch. Mine has 42k on what I'm nearly positive is the stocker. She needs the drum and as well so I'm just contemplating the many options that go with it
I ride primarily to commute. But ride in the upper half of the RPM range and blip down shift most often. I know there is a lot of threads about clutches but considering the weight and the nature of the "touring" mileage, I'd like to hear some ST experiences.
 

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No worries I understand, all part of our eDUCATIon.

With clutches 916-996,998,999,1098 drums are interchangeable. I ran a 1098 drum and plates in my 1st ST2

There are steel and aluminium plates so compromise's are made. Steel plates will last longer maybe depending on riding, but will wear the basket as well. Aluminium will be easier on the basket, but may not last as long.

I like the look of the after market 48Tooth clutches, but you get locked in to buying them only.

Early 80's Suzuki GS models use the same clutch plates so check into them too. Sorry I don't have a specific part number, but I have heard it often enough to believe it.

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Thanks Craig, that's good to know.
You hear so many different opinions from people with experiences that vary so much I've kind of come to the point of just go the way of OEM type of replacement with upgrade springs,keepers and bolts. With 40,000 on this clutch I think it's a safe way to go. You noted the looks of the 48 tooth. I'm still running the stock cover and don't plan on changing to the open style because I ride nearly every month of the year so it just keeps it a little more sanitary.
I do blip to shift down so I can see the plus for a slipper but can't justify the $$$.
 

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Thanks man that's a good start. I can't imagine pointing someone to another forum for some help could be considered against the rules. We are adults here right? We all love riding these machines right? I thought so ;)
 
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