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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-17-2015, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch advice please

I'm currently running a SE clutch spring on my setup. I'm debating on doing a hydraulic conversion or going back to the stock spring and adding the AIM/FM variable pressure clutch setup.

My end result is having less Popeye forearm after riding in stop and go traffic for a while.

Pros? Cons?


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Not one of your listed choices but I went with a "Clutch Wiz" after installing a Barnett extra plate clutch kit and I'm quite happy with it.
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I'm currently running a SE clutch spring on my setup. I'm debating on doing a hydraulic conversion or going back to the stock spring and adding the AIM/FM variable pressure clutch setup.

My end result is having less Popeye forearm after riding in stop and go traffic for a while.

Pros? Cons?
after installing cams and a 2 into1 my clutch was slipping in 4, 5 & 6. I did not want a harder clutch pull, as you have experienced, and went with the AIM variable pressure clutch setup. Took care of the the problem.
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This clutch has so much surface area that you can set it up much lighter than stock and it will hold solid.

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after installing cams and a 2 into1 my clutch was slipping in 4, 5 & 6. I did not want a harder clutch pull, as you have experienced, and went with the AIM variable pressure clutch setup. Took care of the the problem.
+1 on the AIM VPC. I also installed cams and have used the AIM/VPC ever since I had a 95" setup in my old bike. I'm using stock clutch spring with no slipping and have over 100/100.

You won't be sorry and no Popeye arms either. lol

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I'm currently running a SE clutch spring on my setup. I'm debating on doing a hydraulic conversion or going back to the stock spring and adding the AIM/FM variable pressure clutch setup.

My end result is having less Popeye forearm after riding in stop and go traffic for a while.

Pros? Cons?
What to do will really depend on at what RPM the stock set up was slipping at. Most of the variable pressure plates don't start working until 3-4 thousand RPM's. If you go hydraulic, I would see if I could find one to try before I bought one, the hyd. conversion on my RK is actually harder to pull then the stock clutch, but that could be from the master cyl. bore size on mine.

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On my 113" I used a hydraulic actuated stock clutch with a VPC 84T, held 133 tq no problem. Easy pull even at high rpm.
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Not one of your listed choices but I went with a "Clutch Wiz" after installing a Barnett extra plate clutch kit and I'm quite happy with it.
Had one on my Andrews 57-equipped CVO, along with the Barnett +1 and the heavier spring. I ran through that sucker all the time. Ended up taking it off and dealing with the heavier pull.

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I run a S&S vpc with a energy one extra plate clutch pack she holds 132/134 no problems.


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I ordered the AIM/Fuel Moto this morning, then I went out to the shop and put the stock spring back in. I forgot how easy it is to pull. I just have to remember to be easy on it until the new parts get here.


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