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Old 08-05-2010, 06:22 AM
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Default Re: Twist grip clutch??

Cable lube isa wonderful thing

I'm really not being snarky lol - I keep seein' ppl complain about the stiff clutch and the junk levers, even folks around here where I live... yet I've found if the smaller spring that's "supposed" to help with return is discarded (not the bigger heat shield one) as unnecessary, the cable itself is routed smoothly w/o sharp bends and well lubricated (it's dry out of the box), even a lil dab o'grease on the actuator pivot & ramp - and the clutch becomes remarkably light & easy to pull...

I suppose there could easily be variance from kit to kit, but I've "tuned" five bikes like that so far with excellent results *shrug*

Not to say that a twist clutch wouldn't be neat (one less lever) or that the pulley mod isn't interesting - but I've simply not found them to be necessary for the reasons stated...
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