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Old 11-04-2012, 03:38 PM   #16
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One thing I'm concerned about is losing the 'positive pull' of my existing clutch.
When I pull ways from a standstill I can really feel the clutch.
I wouldn't want a mushy clutch.
How does the slipper clutch feel?
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #17
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Well I got to installing the clutch today. Drained the oil, removed exhaust (what a pain), removed cover, removed old clutch, installed new clutch (another pain getting the plates to line up), reinstalled cover, reinstalled mufflers, figured I would change oil filter while I was at it, went to get new oil to put in bike and remembered what I forgot to buy this week!!!!

Dammit

O well I will get some oil tomorrow and give her a spin and report back


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Old 11-04-2012, 03:48 PM   #18
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One thing I'm concerned about is losing the 'positive pull' of my existing clutch.
When I pull ways from a standstill I can really feel the clutch.
I wouldn't want a mushy clutch.
How does the slipper clutch feel?
From what I read, this new clutch is configured such that the more force applied the harder it engages so I don't think you will have a problem with mushiness (is that a word?)




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Old 11-04-2012, 07:18 PM   #19
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next time you downshift at high speed and your back wheel locks up, you will wish you had done the upgrade.

Be safe.
Cannot agree more here. when my wife got her '05 VRSCA this was the first thing I had done. I rode her A a couple of times before the slipper install and did not get my throttle blip exactly right on a couple of downshifts while taking some twisty corners pretty hard.

The rear wheel lockup is very disconcerting when you are running the V-Rod hard and you don't get that downshift right, which will happen to everyone at one time or another.

The slipper to me is just like ABS. Yet another tool to help you ride safer and I am all for that. It's just a fantastic upgrade.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:34 PM   #20
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I did the slipper clutch upgrade at about 65k. I didn't notice the drastic difference in feel that others report. I have no complaints about the slipper, but if I could do it again I'd wait until the old one was toast.
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