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Old 12-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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Aftermarket Clutches?

I am sure that I am missing some threads, but I have looked around and cannot quite find the answer that I am looking for. I have an 08 D model with only about 8K miles on it. The clutch seems to be working OK, but the release point is just way to far out and I really have no friction zone. I have tried bleeding it, but that doesn't change anything. It basically only uses the first 1/4" of the lever and I have small hands so it just doesn't work for me. Is there an aftermarket clutch for these bikes that will give the bike a much better feel from the lever? I would like it to engage shortly after I start to release the lever... not at the very end. I know there is that 'button mod' thing, but I just didn't know if replacing it with a different unit was a better way to go... if there even is one.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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There is not an easy hydraulic solution for what you want. The best & cheapest fix it to get an Oberon adjustable lever ( I'd get the pair). There is a cam that locates the lever closer to the grips, overall a way better design. There are some links to the discussions & reviews.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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I will try to find some info/reviews on that so thanks. I assume the clutch will still have the 'on/off' feeling it does now but just move closer to the grip?? Right now it just feels like there is absolutely no friction zone.
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I have a set of OBERON levers and really like them.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:46 PM   #5
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That is how the clutch is set up on these bikes.

You need to try the adjustable levers.

http://www.1130cc.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2291320
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In trying to read that whole thread it seems like they have made some recent improvements to the levers (or maybe I just misread it) like giving it more inward flexibility. Anyone recommend a good place to buy them where I can be sure to get the most recent ones?? I also want to be 100% sure I can get the movement closer to the grip for my small hands.

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In trying to read that whole thread it seems like they have made some recent improvements to the levers (or maybe I just misread it) like giving it more inward flexibility. Anyone recommend a good place to buy them where I can be sure to get the most recent ones?? I also want to be 100% sure I can get the movement closer to the grip for my small hands.

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I ordered mine from blue streak racing ,great folks to deal with ask for Tony .
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