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Lighten clutch handle pull on 1200 Sport 2V?

Discussion in 'BNS12 Chat & Tech' started by Kuzya, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Kuzya

    Kuzya Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Guys, what's the easiest way to decrease pulling force required on a clutch lever on a 12S 2V? Any successful experience? Standard clutch operation force is annoying in a heavy traffic.
    Thanks a lot!
    Alex
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    That hydraulic clutch is about as easy as it gets. It stopped for lights I go to neutral. If that doesn't work, try these for awhile. At least you don't have to fight Del'orto carb springs. Those gave Guzzi riders a right forearm like Popeye the Sailor!!

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    Oz1200Guzzi High Miler

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    Alex, you could try a radial master cylinder, from something else Italian. I am no expert on these but I do know people who have done it to reduce the effort. Anyone have any ideas or experiences?
     
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    Kuzya Tuned and Synch'ed

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    :) Thanks John! that's cool! rock climbing would help here too, but I'm too fat and old to start. The trick is - our local traffic habbits allow pulling between the lanes in a jam, but the cage drivers like to park in a jam in a check-manner, closing the gaps. This means sometimes 10-15 full stops per minute for some 10 minutes and lower than idle speeds inbetween.
    And I have a Royal Enfield Classic aimed for city-driving, cable operated clutch is soft as butter, and I do not notice it at all.
    I understand, that the amount of work, needed to compress the springs inside the clutch will be the same, and the lever pull force can be reduced only with increasing the travel for the same work. The original lever travel is long already, but clutch plate engaging/disangaging happens far from the handguard. 3/4 of further lever pull just compresses springs more than required (can be dropped against longer travel in the first 1/4 of the pull). I think I'll try the brembo radial. Hope it will disengage also the new thick clutch plates after I change some day.
     

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