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1981 Yamaha YZ 125 YZ125 Mitaka UK Billet Clutch Basket
SKU: 917.2281

1981 Yamaha YZ 125 YZ125 Mitaka UK Billet Clutch Basket. Includes the rubber grommets and sleeves that go inside the grommets. You need your stock ring gear.


So how does a billet basket such as Mitaka help? Well obviously if it is made from a harder material, this would be a "good thing". Well Mitaka baskets are made from 7075T6 alloy, the strongest and hardest commercially available material. The problem with all high strength aluminium alloys is that they deteriorate significantly at temperatures above 170 -200 degrees. This is why one rider will experience finger grooving after just one race, whilst another will get a full season out of a basket. As you will see from the specifications laid down for 7075 alloy, it is produced almost exclusively for aerospace applications and quality control for this particular material is so stringent that it is virtually impossible that a 10 ft bar could have, so to speak, a soft inch in the middle. If a basket grooves up, it is not a material or manufacturing fault. Mitaka baskets are manufactured in the UK.

You have to remove the stock gear by grinding the rivets on the backside of the basket. This basket includes screws to attach the stock gear to your new basket. 

$165.67
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1983 1984 1985 Yamaha YZ 125 YZ125 Mitaka UK Billet Clutch Basket
SKU: 917.2283
1983-1985 Yamaha YZ 125 YZ125 Mitaka UK Billet Clutch Basket.

So how does a billet basket such as Mitaka help? Well obviously if it is made from a harder material, this would be a "good thing". Well Mitaka baskets are made from 7075T6 alloy, the strongest and hardest commercially available material. The problem with all high strength aluminium alloys is that they deteriorate significantly at temperatures above 170 -200 degrees. This is why one rider will experience finger grooving after just one race, whilst another will get a full season out of a basket. As you will see from the specifications laid down for 7075 alloy, it is produced almost exclusively for aerospace applications and quality control for this particular material is so stringent that it is virtually impossible that a 10 ft bar could have, so to speak, a soft inch in the middle. If a basket grooves up, it is not a material or manufacturing fault. Mitaka baskets are manufactured in the UK.

You have to remove the stock gear by grinding the rivets on the backside of the basket. This basket includes screws to attach the stock gear to your new basket.
$165.67
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1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Yamaha YZ 250 YZ250 Mitaka UK Billet Clutch Basket
SKU: 917.2388
1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Yamaha YZ 250 YZ250 Mitaka UK Billet Clutch Basket.

So how does a billet basket such as Mitaka help? Well obviously if it is made from a harder material, this would be a "good thing". Well Mitaka baskets are made from 7075T6 alloy, the strongest and hardest commercially available material. The problem with all high strength aluminium alloys is that they deteriorate significantly at temperatures above 170 -200 degrees. This is why one rider will experience finger grooving after just one race, whilst another will get a full season out of a basket. As you will see from the specifications laid down for 7075 alloy, it is produced almost exclusively for aerospace applications and quality control for this particular material is so stringent that it is virtually impossible that a 10 ft bar could have, so to speak, a soft inch in the middle. If a basket grooves up, it is not a material or manufacturing fault. Mitaka baskets are manufactured in the UK.

You have to remove the stock gear by grinding the rivets on the backside of the basket. This basket includes screws to attach the stock gear to your new basket.
$142.34
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