KX500 HEAVY CLUTCH PULL, WHAT CAN BE DONE

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KX500 HEAVY CLUTCH PULL, WHAT CAN BE DONE

Post by Sandblaster » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:13 am

By now I'd say most of you guys know what is being done to lesson clutch pull.
1. Straighten the cable a bit where the metal shield is at. And make sure the cable is new.
2. Cool aftermarket clutch perches.
3. Extended clutch puller arms.
4. Hydraulic clutch.
5. Basket and hub in good condition.
The other day Jason Tanner finally confided in me some ideas he has.... I think each one has merit but we need to be able to test each one out. Out of respect for Jason's idea's I can post pics of what he came up with. But I will be posting results from each experiment to see what can be done.

Any idea's you may have would be welcome. We are looking for simple effective idea's that can be done by most guys with limited tools. (Like me).

The first thing we did was put together a mock up testing stand.. Nothing better the genuine Kawi parts :-)

Once we get this together we will be doing some really cool testing so stay tuned..


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Re: KX500 HEAVY CLUTCH PULL, WHAT CAN BE DONE

Post by Sandblaster » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:29 am

Travis Saturley: I move the clutch (and brake) perch in towards the middle of the bars. This causes me to only use the end of the lever, increasing my leverage. I have long fingers, so that may not work for everyone.
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Re: KX500 HEAVY CLUTCH PULL, WHAT CAN BE DONE

Post by Sandblaster » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:23 pm

What I need is a very accurate test fixture..
So, I grabbed my best engine cases and set about gettin it done :lol:





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Hello MR. Sawsall


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Re: KX500 HEAVY CLUTCH PULL, WHAT CAN BE DONE

Post by Sandblaster » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:24 pm

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Well... let's get rid of that pesky casing that covers the bottom bearing.
This will help later on during testing... 8-)


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Re: KX500 HEAVY CLUTCH PULL, WHAT CAN BE DONE

Post by Sandblaster » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:26 pm

Something like this....


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Re: KX500 HEAVY CLUTCH PULL, WHAT CAN BE DONE

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:17 am

I have a few more parts ready to go.
As soon as my new digital pull scale I should be able to start testing.

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