Auto clutches Z-START or EFM Billet
Posted March 11, 2003 - 03:33 PM
Posted March 12, 2003 - 01:44 AM
Posted March 12, 2003 - 05:23 PM
Besides price, I think the z-Start has a number of other technical advantages: no modifications to any existing clutch parts, very little additional weight, weight of the clutch supported by the transmission input shaft, etc. The z-Start also includes external adjustment now which is a really nice feature to have. If you'd like to discuss further give me a call at 208-426-0659.
Posted March 12, 2003 - 07:07 PM
Posted March 13, 2003 - 05:12 PM
Posted March 13, 2003 - 05:49 PM
Posted March 14, 2003 - 05:47 AM
Posted March 14, 2003 - 06:27 AM
Posted March 14, 2003 - 06:45 AM
Posted March 14, 2003 - 10:06 AM
Posted March 14, 2003 - 11:01 AM
Thanks for the correction.
You need a Z-Start. No more flame outs in the tight stuff. LOL
Posted March 14, 2003 - 01:31 PM
Posted March 14, 2003 - 07:40 PM
Just got back from Al's place. Got the Z-Start installed and well...it's pretty darned cool! I'm going to try and get some break-in time on it tomorrow and get it adjusted to my liking. I will say that it's definitely bizarre not having the clutch lever; it's just second nature to reach over and grab it. I'm glad that Al and Danny installed and tuned it for me as I think the installation may have been a bit over my head. I know it would have taken me twice as long.
Posted March 14, 2003 - 07:48 PM
Anyways, to make the 450 work with the external adjusters and springs we have, it is necessary to rotate the bracket that holds the clutch cable on the engine case.
Ekemner, your the only one getting a Saturday delivery and your instructions need to be updated based upon what we learned tonight. Please call me in the morning at 208-761-1626. I'll be up at 6:30am but I'll be riding by 10:00am, mountain time.
The short of it is 5 mounting shims (don't worry about measuring your clutch plate wear for now), remove the circlip from your bike's throw-out mechanism and loosen your clutch cable bracket and rotate it clockwise out of it's centering hole so the external adjuster has enough room to pull on its spring. Everything else in the manual should be accurate.