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Evilphoton
Posted on Sunday, July 03, 2022 - 02:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

hey all. just wanted to share a reduced effort clutch release ramp assembly that i got off of ebay. itís cheaper than many of the others but needs some finishing. there are some ramp assembly kits that are well over $100 and iím sure they work great but iím cheap. the one i got was about 60. i see there are generally 2 styles or maybe 3. one is a replacement release assembly and the other is a lever that is added to the arm on the assembly.
the ad doesnít claim any particular % of effort reduction but it feels like at least a third lighter.
since i was a kid iíve cut most of the clutch lever off so that i can pull it with my index and middle finger and ring and pinky can stay on the grip.
anyway, by reducing the effort, the cable has to be pulled further for the ramp to get to the same angle, but i think they are all like this.
i set the clutch cable adjustment slightly tighter than i used to, and the ďfriction zoneĒ takes more lever movement so that takes a bit of getting used to. butÖriding in town doesnít seize up my hand anymore.
as far as finishing, the casting kinda rough but is ok except for the ball ramps. i cleaned them up with a very small sanding drum and theyíre pretty smooth.
to me itís worth the upgrade especially for how easy the work is, except the bit of polishing work and the additional lever throw that needs to be dealt with.


for cheapskates. you know who you are.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/225039027851?mkcid=16&mke vt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=Y5RuQ4-ERdO&sss rc=2349624&ssuid=fUbuwu-9Q2a&var=&widget_ver=artem is&media=COPY
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1_mike
Posted on Monday, July 04, 2022 - 02:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Interesting...never felt that mine needed help !?

Mike
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Ducbsa
Posted on Monday, July 04, 2022 - 05:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That listing may not know what it is talking about, but it says, "This part is not compatible with this 2007 Buell Lightning XB12S".
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Nillaice
Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2022 - 07:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

looks like a clutchlite
ive got an XXsoft and i like it
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Evilphoton
Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 12:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

i put a few city miles in it this weekend and itís great. way reduced effort. i didnít measure everything, but except for the different ramps on the new one they look the same.

i figured it was a knock off. itís heavy like the original, i hope the metal is as strong!
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Evilphoton
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2022 - 02:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

30 or so miles this weekend with stop and go. itís much easier to deal with. like creeping through a peking lot or slow moving traffic when you just need to keep it rolling. the gearing is so tall 10mph seems to be the slowest speed with the clutch all the way out. iím going to tighten the screw adjustment in the clutch 1/6 if a turn. that will be the low edge of the adjustment but should move the engagement position a little further out.
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