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2017/03/25 16:59:50 (permalink)

Manual shift clutch springs

Does any one think higher engagement clutch springs on a foot shift bike wears starter clutch shoes out faster? Higher spring rates hold back on the shoes from biting into the drum at low rpm or creeping around? I just changed my both clutches in my 500m when I put the 18% reduction in and noticed they were fried. Contemplating just using stock springs now.
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    Re: Manual shift clutch springs 2017/03/26 21:36:52 (permalink)
    Man there has been a few good debates here lately about the springs. Personally I don't like them. Yes I would think the higher stall and sudden engagement would decrease the life of your clutches. I'd go back with stock springs and definitely do the reduction!!!!

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    Re: Manual shift clutch springs 2017/03/27 07:48:39 (permalink)
    I thought when I got it with the clutch kit it was great but the more I rode it the less I liked it.. I got all the reduction parts for free! A friend had a parts bike stowed away and gave me the starter clutch that looked like new and a clutch basket that I put new clutches in. My old starter clutch drum was burnt black and the shoes too. The bike wouldn't pull second gear from a stop down hill. Hopefully have it going this week when my cover gasket comes in.
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    Re: Manual shift clutch springs 2017/04/01 00:31:01 (permalink)
    500mfarmer
    Does any one think higher engagement clutch springs on a foot shift bike wears starter clutch shoes out faster? Higher spring rates hold back on the shoes from biting into the drum at low rpm or creeping around? I just changed my both clutches in my 500m when I put the 18% reduction in and noticed they were fried. Contemplating just using stock springs now.


    It's in your best interest to install stock wet clutch springs.
    Stall springs work great in racing, and that is what made them catch on. But in the real world of everyday riding, they lead to fried wet clutches.

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    Re: Manual shift clutch springs 2017/04/01 09:46:41 (permalink)
    that's what I figured. Thanks
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