Lighter Clutch Pull


17 replies to this topic
  • RedBull420

Posted October 20, 2008 - 09:34 AM

#1

Just wondering what can be done to obtain a lighter clutch? I'm not a whip but do ride technical trails that require a fair amount of clutch work, and over a 5hr single track ride my forearm is about to explode. It's not a matter of gearing as that is spot on. I know hydraulic would be an easier pull but wondering if there might be other / less expensive options. Riding a 08 WR450.

  • KAS

Posted October 20, 2008 - 09:51 AM

#2

A hydraulic clutch would not necessarily mean easier pull. A friend of mine put a Magura kit on his '06 and didn't like it. He took it off and sold it.

I know the clutch pull on my '08 YZ450 is easier than my buddy's '07 KTM 400.

Maybe give your cable a good shot of Tri-Flow?

Maybe an aftermarket clutch perch/lever would help?

How about lengthening the actuator arm (that the cable hooks into down on the motor) by a little bit?

  • dazzabb

Posted October 20, 2008 - 10:12 AM

#3

I put a new pivot assist lever on mine and it did make a BIG difference.

I've attached the link below. Bought mine from Ballards in Australia but you'll be able to find them somewhere near you for sure.

The beauty is you only need to buy the lever, not the perch....and it really does work.

http://www.ballards..../CATALOGUE-2008

  • Mosow

Posted October 20, 2008 - 12:37 PM

#4

I installed a ASV C-5 clutch controls, a lot easier.

  • RedBull420

Posted October 20, 2008 - 01:14 PM

#5

I'm currently using ASV C5 levers only, no perch. Perhaps i'll look into the perch if it will help things.

  • Mosow

Posted October 20, 2008 - 01:17 PM

#6

I'm currently using ASV C5 levers only, no perch. Perhaps i'll look into the perch if it will help things.


Big improvement over stock, I use one finger on the clutch now.

  • budweiserfrog

Posted October 20, 2008 - 01:50 PM

#7

I know you said you wanted a non expensive option but i'd say you will not find a lighter clutch pull than what you end up with, when a Rekluse z-Start Auto Clutch is fitted with the optional perch adjuster.
I've had it now for 4 years, 1 of them on a YZ450 and now three years on my current WR450. All with the same rekluse clutch.
I wouldn't ever go back to a standard clutch as i can ride all day with no tired left arm compared to my buddies.

  • zorroz

Posted October 20, 2008 - 01:59 PM

#8

I put a new pivot assist lever on mine and it did make a BIG difference.

I've attached the link below. Bought mine from Ballards in Australia but you'll be able to find them somewhere near you for sure.

The beauty is you only need to buy the lever, not the perch....and it really does work.

http://www.ballards..../CATALOGUE-2008


Is this the lever you are talking about? So I can buy just the lever and it will fit WR's?

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  • aussieklx

Posted October 20, 2008 - 10:36 PM

#9

forearm exercises....? :D :worthy:

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  • dazzabb

Posted October 21, 2008 - 12:39 AM

#10

Is this the lever you are talking about? So I can buy just the lever and it will fit WR's?

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Yes it will.

  • ncampion

Posted October 21, 2008 - 07:56 PM

#11

I know you said you wanted a non expensive option but i'd say you will not find a lighter clutch pull than what you end up with, when a Rekluse z-Start Auto Clutch is fitted with the optional perch adjuster.
I've had it now for 4 years, 1 of them on a YZ450 and now three years on my current WR450. All with the same rekluse clutch.
I wouldn't ever go back to a standard clutch as i can ride all day with no tired left arm compared to my buddies.


I ditto this. If you are tired of clutch pull, why just reduce it, ..... eliminate it with a Rekluse. :lol:

  • RedBull420

Posted October 23, 2008 - 08:14 AM

#12

I put a new pivot assist lever on mine and it did make a BIG difference.

I've attached the link below. Bought mine from Ballards in Australia but you'll be able to find them somewhere near you for sure.

The beauty is you only need to buy the lever, not the perch....and it really does work.

http://www.ballards..../CATALOGUE-2008


anyone seen such a lever on any north american sites?

  • Charles De Mar

Posted October 23, 2008 - 08:21 AM

#13

there is a rekluse for sale in the TT classifieds for $425.00
http://www.thumperta...ct=43684&cat=32
edit: sorry wrong year.

  • RedBull420

Posted October 23, 2008 - 02:33 PM

#14

Yeah not looking to spend $400+ to help the cause.

  • tribalbc

Posted October 23, 2008 - 03:25 PM

#15

What gearing are you running ? When I had the opened up WR exhaust I used 12/50 and now with a YZ exhaust use 13/52 ( there's more low end with the YZ exhaust )
Like you I like to ride lot's of really tight single track.
This gearing has eliminated the clutch for all but the gnarliest spots. We're talking not even using it half as much.

  • RedBull420

Posted October 23, 2008 - 04:09 PM

#16

running 13/51

  • motoglenn55

Posted October 23, 2008 - 04:19 PM

#17

Try to weld a extension on the clutch arm. This worked on my 01 yz426.

  • tribalbc

Posted October 23, 2008 - 04:20 PM

#18

Have you tried lower ?
Motor mods ?




 
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