kx910, on 12 May 2012 - 05:35 PM, said:
Sounds like ur enjoying ur new upgrade! And I'm not really "upgrading" the top end, I just needed to replace it because it was gettin ready to blow! When ur bike gets to that point (if it hasn't done so once already), you'll know what I mean. And I had hand guards once. They mad me feel "too safe", like I was so safe that I didn't want to go fast. I like having a neck brace and everything, but for some reason, hand guards don't go well with me.
I agree...I mean until now that I have this hydro clutch that I really want to protect, it was like, what's the big deal with hand guards??? I can't explain why but they would make me feel a little confined covering my hands like that, plus I could care less if I get popped in the hand/knuckle/whatever with roost. That's one thing I have plenty of experience with being a noob. Roost. I just don't see the point unless you ride strictly tight trails with a billion trees and bad balance.
Haha listen to this: Did my SECOND idiotic thing with the hydro clutch/bike today. As you know, last night I installed it to the best of my ability. The little clutch "arm" inside the ignition area where the cable attaches looked like it had the same movement distance as the original cable setup...All I did last night was sit there and feel the clutch action, and make damn sure the cable was routed perfectly and away from the cylinder/pipe.
Keep in mind my bike hasn't been ran in a week, and my stock PJ carburetor is out of commission, waiting on the new PWK carb to get here early this week. Right now it's got the subframe/airbox/rear fender/silencer and gas tank removed...So I haven't been able to actually ride the bike and really feel this clutch. So, today I had the brilliant idea to "test" to make sure the magura
was fully disengaging and engaging, SO I decided to drop it off the stand, kick it into first gear, pull the clutch in, and try to push it, in my mind assuring that it was fully disengaging so the bike would roll in 1st...
Well the motor/gears/clutch is cold as can be since it hasn't been ran in a week and of course with clutch pulled in, in 1st gear, she stopped dead in her tracks at first gear...I got real worried thinking the adjustment was way off (which there really isn't any "right" way to adjust the slave cylinder without compromising the seals and it's operation) SO, I called my real knowledgeable buddy to check with him and it was then that he informed me of course it won't roll because it's cold. It's not supposed to. Just to be sure I quickly re-installed the original cable system and adjusted the free play and tried it, SAME THING....PHEWWW! I made sure to check and make sure both systems were pulling the clutch "arm" the same distance down in the stator/ignition area and they are. Thank the lord.
It isn't easy being an idiot, but in the end, I'm glad I do this stuff because I learn. It's just highly stressful for a little while. It's much better to just be plain wrong, and I think the reason I never noticed this is because I ALWAYS put the bike in neutral to load/unload or move, and I think I started doing that because even when everything is warmed up, I remember it still being a bit of a PITA to move it with clutch disengaged in 1st gear.
Can't wait to fire her up and REALLY feel the difference. Not only will the clutch be awesome, but I hear these PWK carbs totally clean out the jetting and increase initial throttle response. I'm pumped.
Edited by BlackCR25098, 12 May 2012 - 09:54 PM.