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2017/03/16 21:01:52 (permalink)

Highlifter clutch kits question.

Why is there an elevation associated with your clutch kits? I've got some friends with Yamaha Wolverine side by sides that want to put larger(28")tires on them and plan to put in clutch kits. I was looking at the highlifter clutch kits and saw that the ad said up to 3000 ft. elevation. I don't plan to change my size tires but I'm concerned about my friends. We like to ride in Utah and Colorado at up to 12000 ft elevation so I was wondering about this. Anyone help?
 
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    Welder304
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    Re: Highlifter clutch kits question. 2017/03/18 06:17:26 (permalink)
    I have the elevation kit on my rancher 420 down in fl with 28" ols all skinny and it does fine
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    Re: Highlifter clutch kits question. 2017/04/01 00:06:01 (permalink)
    There is a elevation listed because of how an engine characteristic changes the higher you go. Any Naturally Aspirated engine looses horsepower as the air gets thinner. The higher you go, the less power you make. This means the clutching must be more aggressive to keep the same amount of torque available at the tires.
    At lower elevations the engine horsepower is more, so less aggressive clutching is required to reach the same amount of torque at the tires.

    Now this does not mean you can't use a high elevation clutch kit at lower elevations....or vise versa. You can use what you want. It's not going to hurt anything.

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    Re: Highlifter clutch kits question. 2017/04/02 05:53:39 (permalink)
    It is a epi elevation kit you can find it on amazon and if you are u putt around slow with it you will run hot due the engine being reved constantly just had it happen so epi is out and GR is going in
    post edited by Welder304 - 2017/04/02 05:57:02
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    Re: Highlifter clutch kits question. 2017/04/02 07:43:01 (permalink)
    There you go. Clutch kits suck!!!!

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    1997 Honda 300 4x4
    Head Ported and Polished
    317 Kit
    Big Red Cam
    Clutch Kit
    SuperTrapp IDS2 Exhaust
    K&N Filter
    Carb Kit
    32" Interco Interforce II's
    16" MSA M30 Trottles
    Snorkled 
    54% gear reduction
    Honda 350 rear axle assm.

    6" BPC CUSTOM LIFT WITH 8" STRETCH AND 3" BODY LIFT OLD 300 LOOKING GOOD AS EVER THANKS TO WHITNEY!!!!!

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    29.5" OL2'S
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    Re: Highlifter clutch kits question. 2017/04/02 07:45:02 (permalink)
    Lesson learned that's for sure save your money and buy a Gear Reduction if your bike don't have the power
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    Re: Highlifter clutch kits question. 2017/04/02 07:45:58 (permalink)
    Exactly!!!

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    1997 Honda 300 4x4
    Head Ported and Polished
    317 Kit
    Big Red Cam
    Clutch Kit
    SuperTrapp IDS2 Exhaust
    K&N Filter
    Carb Kit
    32" Interco Interforce II's
    16" MSA M30 Trottles
    Snorkled 
    54% gear reduction
    Honda 350 rear axle assm.

    6" BPC CUSTOM LIFT WITH 8" STRETCH AND 3" BODY LIFT OLD 300 LOOKING GOOD AS EVER THANKS TO WHITNEY!!!!!

    SON'S BIKE
    1998 Honda 300 2x4
    6" BPC LIft with some sick a-arms
    420 spindles and disk brakes
    29.5" OL2'S
    14" MSA M26 Vibes
     
    Upcoming
    4x4 Frame and Motor that's here now just got to get to work on the swap over!!!
    54% Gear Reduction
     
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    Re: Highlifter clutch kits question. 2017/04/04 18:36:43 (permalink)
    Welder304
    It is a epi elevation kit you can find it on amazon and if you are u putt around slow with it you will run hot due the engine being reved constantly just had it happen so epi is out and GR is going in


    A gear reduction is going to do the exact same thing to your engine RPM as a clutch kit. It's going to rev your engine higher per given speed.
    Your engine is not running hot because it's revving higher due to a clutch kit. You have another problem causing this. It could be any one of many things.

    2003 Yamaha Grizzly 660
    Dalton Clutch Kit 
    30" S/W Maxxis Zilla's on 14" Vision wheels
    2500 lbs. WARN
    High Strength Axles 

    - SOLD - But not Forgotten
    1998 Grizzly 600
    27 x 11 - 12 Maxxis Zilla- Back Tires
    27 x 10 - 12 ITP Mudlite XL - Front Tires  
    ITP Delta Black Chrome Rims
    4 - Kodiak 450 Clutch weights
    Uni Air Filter
    Warn A2000 Winch
    Oxlite CV joint protectors
    Detroit Gearless Locker - Best $ Spent
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    Re: Highlifter clutch kits question. 2017/04/04 19:04:48 (permalink)
    If I run it normal not staying in 1st or 2nd gear it don't get hot and it's brand new engine and if it's not doing it during normal riding then what is it
    post edited by Welder304 - 2017/04/04 19:14:16
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    Re: Highlifter clutch kits question. 2017/04/04 19:07:31 (permalink)
    Dezz I agree with you but I don't see the gear reduction making me rev my motor as high as a clutch kit. I believe your riding style has a lot to do with that. I like to creep and crawl. Before my gear reduction I had to rev the motor higher to be able to spin the tires. Now i barely throttle and it slings them. Now with the 54 I don't get no where in a hurry and know that so I don't try to push my bike to the edge just to get one more mile out of it.

    00_NUTT
    1997 Honda 300 4x4
    Head Ported and Polished
    317 Kit
    Big Red Cam
    Clutch Kit
    SuperTrapp IDS2 Exhaust
    K&N Filter
    Carb Kit
    32" Interco Interforce II's
    16" MSA M30 Trottles
    Snorkled 
    54% gear reduction
    Honda 350 rear axle assm.

    6" BPC CUSTOM LIFT WITH 8" STRETCH AND 3" BODY LIFT OLD 300 LOOKING GOOD AS EVER THANKS TO WHITNEY!!!!!

    SON'S BIKE
    1998 Honda 300 2x4
    6" BPC LIft with some sick a-arms
    420 spindles and disk brakes
    29.5" OL2'S
    14" MSA M26 Vibes
     
    Upcoming
    4x4 Frame and Motor that's here now just got to get to work on the swap over!!!
    54% Gear Reduction
     
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    Re: Highlifter clutch kits question. 2017/04/24 13:14:14 (permalink)
    Ok so here it is got my GR in clutch kit out pulled my disk for about 3.5 hours and didn't run hot so sounds to me like the clutch kit was the problem beings the engine does not have to rev as high to keep the clutch engaged.
    post edited by Welder304 - 2017/04/24 13:15:53
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    Re: Highlifter clutch kits question. 2017/04/24 13:55:22 (permalink)
    Sweet!!!! Glad to hear all has worked out!!! Clutch kits suck!!!!!

    00_NUTT
    1997 Honda 300 4x4
    Head Ported and Polished
    317 Kit
    Big Red Cam
    Clutch Kit
    SuperTrapp IDS2 Exhaust
    K&N Filter
    Carb Kit
    32" Interco Interforce II's
    16" MSA M30 Trottles
    Snorkled 
    54% gear reduction
    Honda 350 rear axle assm.

    6" BPC CUSTOM LIFT WITH 8" STRETCH AND 3" BODY LIFT OLD 300 LOOKING GOOD AS EVER THANKS TO WHITNEY!!!!!

    SON'S BIKE
    1998 Honda 300 2x4
    6" BPC LIft with some sick a-arms
    420 spindles and disk brakes
    29.5" OL2'S
    14" MSA M26 Vibes
     
    Upcoming
    4x4 Frame and Motor that's here now just got to get to work on the swap over!!!
    54% Gear Reduction
     
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