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post #1 of 5 Old 02-25-2015, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Lighter Clutch Pull?

Has any member here tried one of these?
http://twinheadlighternie.smugmug.co...604302&k=HSyXR

Looks like/Sounds like the guy takes pride in his workmanship. Price is right, also.

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-26-2015, 05:42 AM
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I've had one on my bike for almost 2 years now. I like it. Easy to install. Workmanship is superb. A friend even commented how nice the clutch was afterwards, I did take the opportunity when putting it on to lube the cable as well. Prompt refund payment when I sent the stock clutch pull back in.
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post #3 of 5 Old 02-26-2015, 09:58 AM
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I did my own, and it definitely works. I wanted to make the engagement point a little wider, which it does. The lighter pull is just a bonus.
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-08-2015, 09:40 AM
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Does the wider engagement zone make it any more difficult to loft the front wheel?
I thought I read in another thread where someone wrote that it did, but that does not make sense to me. Seems that it would just change the technique a little.
I have a spare clutch arm and am toying with trying to make one myself, or sending it in to Ernie.
Thanks.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-09-2015, 10:50 AM
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Does the wider engagement zone make it any more difficult to loft the front wheel?
I thought I read in another thread where someone wrote that it did, but that does not make sense to me. Seems that it would just change the technique a little.
I have a spare clutch arm and am toying with trying to make one myself, or sending it in to Ernie.
Thanks.
rube
I couldn't tell you - I have ridden dirt bikes since age 4, and I have never used the clutch to get the front wheel up - I don't generally ride wheelies for fun, and I have no problem getting up and over logs and rocks with just throttle, even on the KLR.

But I would tend to agree that it shouldn't make anything harder, it will just change the feel at the lever a bit..
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