"Torque capacity of a clutch is dictated by the diameter and the number of clutch plates.”
So the goal was to implement the biggest diameter clutch plates that would fit underneath the starter ring gear minor diameter. We found the biggest ones in a Cadillac 5-speed automatic tranny so we designed a clutch around 20 of these massive plates.
The fundamental design approach of the BAKER clutches is different than anything available from the factory or other aftermarket manufacturers. For strength reasons, we manufacture our clutch with a 1-piece ring gear/basket. First, a large donut shaped forging is turned on a CNC lathe to the shape of the finished basket. Next the internal splines for the friction plates are formed with a 6-foot long broach. Threads for attachment of the carrier are machined on a mill, then the ring gear teeth are hobbed on the same type of machine that makes our gears. It is not cheap to make the heart and soul of our clutches in this manner but the end result justifies the expense. The radial strength gained by integrally putting the ring gear around the basket is analogous to the steel bands placed around a whiskey barrel. Without the steel bands, the barrel would explode and that would be alcohol abuse. Additionally, the ring gear is supported by the hoop of the basket and this guarantees the T.I.R. at the pitch line of the ring gear teeth (no egg shaped ring gear). We offer 35, 36, 37, and 38 tooth clutch sprockets with our clutches to dial in your overall gear ratio.
The King Kong ring gear basket design and friction plates dwarfs the stock clutch components. Look at the frictions plates shown to the right, by increasing the diameter of the friction plate we are able to increase the torque handling capacity. The KKC come with 20 of these massive single sided friction plates. Being single sided friction plates the KKC dissipates heat more quickly then a standard 2 side friction plate, end result being a longer lasting, durable clutch.
Optional Bearing Support
Being the ultimate in high horse power clutches for Big Twins we had to design a bearing support to keep your mainshaft from bending under severe loads. The bearing support features a billet 6061-T6 design which is mounted to the King Kong using 3 alignment dowels and utilizes a heavy duty roller bearing. The Bearing Support version of the KKC is designed to work with the BAKER FFP ‘Function Formed Primary’ only. The derby cover of the primary has a bearing race pressed onto the snout of the cover which slides inside the bearing of the support when installed to keep the clutch assembly true to the world no matter how much horse power you can throw at it. To learn more about the Function Formed Primary ‘FFP’ Click Here
We only manufacture clutches with the 66 tooth ring gear. In 1994, Harley migrated from the 66 tooth ring to a 102 tooth design to achieve more starting torque. The flip side of that is the teeth sheer off especially on modified motors. If you have a 1994-2006 (except 06 Dyna); 102 tooth clutch basket you must purchase the AC/DC starter pinion separately, PN SP1000.
1994-2006 Softail/Dyna Models (except 2006 Dyna) will have to modify the outer primary cover in order to fit properly; this involves removing the inner casting webs/fins. See instructions
|20P200-KK-35||King Kong Clutch w/35 Tooth Sprocket|
|20P200-KK-36||King Kong Clutch w/36 Tooth Sprocket|
|20P200-KK-37||King Kong Clutch w/37 Tooth Sprocket|
|20P200-KK-38||King Kong Clutch w/38 Tooth Sprocket|
|20P200-KK-S-35||King Kong Clutch w/35 Tooth Sprocket & Outer Bearing Support|
|20P200-KK-S-36||King Kong Clutch w/36 Tooth Sprocket & Outer Bearing Support|
|20P200-KK-S-37||King Kong Clutch w/37 Tooth Sprocket & Outer Bearing Support|
|20P200-KK-S-38||King Kong Clutch w/38 Tooth Sprocket & Outer Bearing Support|
KKC installation instructions with exploded views: Click Here
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TERM AND CONDITIONS
LIMITED WARRANTY POLICY
BAKER™ transmission assemblies, transmission kits, primaries, and oil pans are guaranteed to the original purchaser to be free of manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 5 years from the date of purchase or up to 50,000 miles. BAKER™ clutches, kicker cover kits, belt drives, F6F kit, reverse systems, covers and accessories are guaranteed to the original purchaser to be free of manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 2 years from the date of purchase or up to 24,000 miles - whichever occurs first. If the product is found by BAKER™ to be defective, such products will, at the option of BAKER™, be replaced or repaired at cost to BAKER™.
In the event warranty service is required, the original purchaser must call or write BAKER™ immediately with a description of the problem. If it is deemed necessary for BAKER™ to make an evaluation to determine whether the transmission assembly or transmission kit or accessory is defective, the entire transmission assembly, whether originally purchased as an assembly or kit, must be properly packaged and returned prepaid to BAKER™ with a copy of the original invoice of purchase. If after an evaluation has been made by BAKER™ and a defect in materials and/or workmanship is found, BAKER™ will, at BAKER™ option, repair or replace the defective part of the assembly.
WARRANTIES FOR "INSIDER SPECIAL" PRODUCTS
Due to the uniqueness, low price and assembly outside of typical production process of products indicated as Insider Special products, purchasing these Insider Special products include a warranty so to guarantee the original purchaser to be free of manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase or up to 12,000 miles. We have provided extended options for you to purchase below.
RETURNS AND EXCHANGES
Any merchandise returned for any reason (exchange, credit or modification) must be accompanied by a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) number or it will be refused. Call BAKER™ to obtain this number prior to returning goods for any reason. There is a 15% re-stocking fee for all returned items. BAKER™ is not liable for any shipping charges.
ADDITIONAL WARRANTY PROVISIONS
NOTE: Limited warranty does not cover labor or other costs or expenses incidental to the repair and or replacement of BAKER™ products.
This warranty does not apply if one or more of the following situations is judged by BAKER™ to be relevant: BAKER™ OEM transmissions; (these are subject to the OEM manufactures warranty only), Improper installation, accident, modification (including but not limited to use of unauthorized parts, transmission oils or lubricants), racing, high performance application, mishandling, misapplication, neglect (including but not limited to improper maintenance), or improper repair.
BAKER™ shall not be liable for any consequential or incidental damages arising out of or in connection with a BAKER™ transmission assembly, transmission kit, component or part. Consequential damages shall include without limitation, loss of use, income or profit, or losses sustained as the result of injury (including death) to any person or loss of or damage to property.
BAKER™ transmissions, transmission kits and accessories are designed exclusively for use in American V-Twin motorcycles. BAKER™ shall have no warranty or liability obligation if BAKER™ parts are used in any other application.
If it is determined that a BAKER™ product has been disassembled during the warranty period for any reason, this limited warranty will no longer apply unless you were instructed to do so by a BAKER Drivetrain technician for diagnostic purposes.
The words H-D®, Softail®, FXR®, Dyna®, FLT®, FLH®, Sportster®, and Buell® are registered trademarks and are for reference only.