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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Clutch arm super mod

If you find the bite on your clutch is too sharp (or simply want easier operation) the solution I chose was adding 3/4" to the arm. It looks stock, nothing extra to break or clog up with dirt. It gives me way more control feathering for traction on uphill trails and much more control over my speed (especially when I've switch sprocket back up from 14t to 16t for road work). A KLR owner turned me on to this. A gentleman called Ernie has been doing this professionally for years to thousands of KLR's and agreed to give it a try. The result is amazing. You can reach him at [email protected] - just mail it to him and a couple of day's later its done all for about $40. Skeptical? Next time your in Vegas hit me up and take my Tiger for a spin you'll be amazed at the difference.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 04:51 PM
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Any issues with the clutch not fully disengaging or awkward feel with the longer clutch pull needed to engage and disengage?

Great tip. Thanks.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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I've put on about 2k miles some of it on steep gravel hills etc and haven't experienced any issues. I was about 4k into a new Barnett clutch when I started. Who knows for sure but I think having more control over the clutch feels like I'm less abusive. Also if you run out of adjustment it's possible to snip 1/8" off the sheath.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 10:52 PM
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I've done something similar on a lot of Yamahas over the years and it always worked out great. Good idea and glad you got it how you like it! I may have to build myself one. Thanks for the pics and tips!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-06-2019, 08:39 AM
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Think this will be a winter mod for me. Don't wanna give up any summer riding days
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Lengthening the actuation arm will reduce the actual clutch push rod throw. While this makes perfect adjustment more critical, it also makes for a reduced pull effort, a wider friction zone, and reduced stress on the clutch cable. All good things to any rider.

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