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Anyone running one of these on their M8? Good, bad, ugly, what's the verdict on install and outcome?
 

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Anyone running one of these on their M8? Good, bad, ugly, what's the verdict on install and outcome?
i had an indy do it with my help lol in lieu of getting the free warranty repair.

didn't have to remove the head pipe but had to loosen the crossover.

i pulled the pipe away from the transmission while he worked the cover off.
off with the old, on with the new, then used syringe to push the fluid up into the reservoir.
used the new fluid from HD

lot less force required to move the clutch lever (2-fingers)
a little more friction zone, but still kinda strange feeling when shifting.

in my opinion, the updated spring on the basket side would prolly make it feel right.

your '19 prolly has the stronger clutch spring in it.
 

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Installed on mine - a bit of a PITA to install (hard as hell to get enough clearance to get the cover off) but LOVE the result. The friction zone is way better, and just a lot more pleasant to ride in any kind of traffic.
 

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I actually can't believe you missed the 2 long threads about this that were the main topic for a while. Lol!

One thread had to do with the clutch actuator recall that turned into an AIM thread.

I did mine while I did my cam swap so I already had the exhaust removed which made the install simple. I used a syringe as mentioned above to push the fluid in which made it simpler in my opinion. The only problem was that the pull was so light I kept thinking I must have air in the system and kept bleeding it. Finally I took the derby cover off to see if I had plate movement which I did. All was good when I put it all back together and he pull is so light. 2 fingers light in fact! Makes it much mo betta in traffic. I highly recommend it.
 

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Easy install, made a world of difference

loosen up the entire exhaust system front to back I had no issues getting cover out
 

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I have had on for about 5 months, only about 4K miles. Absolutely love it, definitely better than stock. I will be putting about 10k miles on the bike in the next 3 months, guess I will really know after that.
 
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Appreciate all your input, gonna order one today!
 

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I've heard about enough outta ya!
Bull$#!t!!!! I'll tell you when you've heard enough outta me! <img src="http://www.roadglide.org/images/RoadGlide_2015/smilies/tango_face_devil.png" border="0" alt="" title="Devil" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://www.roadglide.org/images/RoadGlide_2015/smilies/tango_face_smile_big.png" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh" class="inlineimg" />
Oh boy, somebody needs a hug! I would throw down some fun emojis but I don't think my phone let's me. ??
 

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Oh boy, somebody needs a hug! I would throw down some fun emojis but I don't think my phone let's me. ??
A hug might be OK. Just don't bring either of those Eddie guys with you cause I ain't into their kind of cornhole games! :surprise:
 

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Oh boy, somebody needs a hug! I would throw down some fun emojis but I don't think my phone let's me. ??
A hug might be OK. Just don't bring either of those Eddie guys with you cause I ain't into their kind of cornhole games! <img src="http://www.roadglide.org/images/RoadGlide_2015/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png" border="0" alt="" title="EEK! Surprise!" class="inlineimg" />
Duly noted pal! Where is a good place to pick up the AIM part, anyone? Also is there a revised part? I see a lf35 and another one that is l002 or something like that.
 

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All is good folks, ordered direct from AIM. Should have in time for the weekend since I gotta replace my clutch line also for being too short with the new bars and chaffing on the exhaust bracket.
 

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Glad you got it ordered. I ordered mine through Eastern Performance and it was the previous version and they had them for about $20 cheaper even before the latest version came out.
 

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Ok, so the install is complete and system is bled. I'm a day+ behind because I was working on a new Heritage most of the day yesterday. I can tell you that the pull is nothing on this now. That is unbelievably awesome! My new question is, did my friction zone just move up that much? This thing wants to go within a 1/4" of release. Is that correct?
 

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Ok, so the install is complete and system is bled. I'm a day+ behind because I was working on a new Heritage most of the day yesterday. I can tell you that the pull is nothing on this now. That is unbelievably awesome! My new question is, did my friction zone just move up that much? This thing wants to go within a 1/4" of release. Is that correct?
Mine is not as far out as it used to be but it's not that close to the grip as you described.
 

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Just took the bike out for 5 miles and what an incredible difference! It's a whole new bike. After observing closer the lever starts to grab around 1/2-3/4 inch off the grip and is all in not too far after that. There is probably around an inch of initial pull that doesn't even do anything now. That seems to be more around where the friction zone used to be. Like @RGKen said, I had to keep bleeding it as it acts like there is air present but it was bled with a Mityvac and by hand multiple times so the chance of air is zero. Very happy, now I just have to get used to it!
 

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So I loved mine....then suddenly last week no clutch. Because it is summer here in Phoenix I took in the HD of Scottsdale...who told me the AIM unit needed to be sent back to AIM to be repaired...so bikeless waiting on a repaired unit. Ugh
 

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So I loved mine....then suddenly last week no clutch. Because it is summer here in Phoenix I took in the HD of Scottsdale...who told me the AIM unit needed to be sent back to AIM to be repaired...so bikeless waiting on a repaired unit. Ugh
While they were looking at your bike there I hope you at least took in a movie and got a tattoo. What an awesome dealership they have. Now back to your bike. You say no clutch.... as in the clutch no longer responds to your input? Did you get a replacement yet?
 
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