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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Does victory make a kit for this,I am looking for something to change the pull to real easy.After riding for a while my hand hurts to much.Any help I would be thankful
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Does victory make a kit for this,I am looking for something to change the pull to real easy.After riding for a while my hand hurts to much.Any help I would be thankful
I just put an easy clutch from victoryonly.com on my XC today.
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how did you make out with this?I'm guessing your hand was hurting also..
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how did you make out with this?I'm guessing your hand was hurting also..
Nah, my hand was fine. I put 1300 miles on last weekend, too. I just wanted to get a cover for the clutch because it's ugly, and I met a guy in NY who had one. It looked nice and worked great, so I got it.

It certainly makes the clutch pull easy and smooth.
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thanks,yea it does look good.
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Victory does make an easy pull and the same one fits most Victory models so most dealerships carry them. The downside with these is that they have been known to accelerate clutch cablewear. If you do install one make sure to be careful adjusting your cable after install because if you get it off a little (too tight/too loose) your clutch can drag or slip.

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i have one on my cross roads from victoryonly.com. had it
put on before the bike came home. even the owner of
the dealership couldnt believe what a difference it made. he
ordered a couple for stock.also covers the lever with nice chrome.

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Here's the link if anyone else is curious about them.

http://www.victoryonly.com/ACCESSORI...tch_powder.htm

Just gotta reiterate what was said about the adjustment. If you must err; err on the side of being too loose with the cable. Otherwise you could go through an expensive set of clutch plates.
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I am going to add my 2 cents since that is what forums are about

I had a similar product on my VTX 1300, that bike had a stiff clutch pull also. When I got the Vic finding a clutch pull reducer was high on my list. I found the one everybody is talking about at Victoryonly. But then I found some other posts and articles that got me thinking.

After reading the articles I felt very embarrassed since I am a electrical/mechanical engineer by day. I should have known what was happening.

Like mentioned above, you are risking premature clutch wear. It is my opinion now that it is not a Risk but a guarantee.

To put the operation in very simple terms: When you pull in on your clutch lever you pull the cable that is attached to the clutch arm, which "rotates" to disengage the clutch. You only have a finite distance you can pull the clutch lever, which relates to a specific amount linear movement of the cable which translates to a specific amount of rotation on the clutch arm at the shaft. The way the tension reducers work is to "increase" the leverage by lengthening the arm on the clutch arm. Here is the problem, by lengthening the arm enough to get a benefit in "felt" tension reduction, you need to pull the cable further to get the same amount of rotation out of the arm at the shaft. The problem is you have no way of increasing that length of pull!! So the result is either (A) you don't fully disengage the clutch when you pull the lever, thus the plates are still rubbing, or even worse (B) you don't let them fully engage when the lever is released. Either way will cause premature wear of the clutch plates which is a bad thing.

The clutch on my VTX was starting to slip, not major but I thought it odd after only 30K and I am not an aggressive rider But after I found the threads and articles about these tension reducers it all made sense.

You can take what I say with a grain of salt, that's cool, you can do your own research, thats better, but if you think about what I described above it should make sense that these tension reducers are not a good thing. You are better off to exercise your hand and build strength or if you have $$ to spend, upgrade to a hydraulic clutch.

Think about it, if there was a way to reduce the tension, the engineers designing the system would have done it, or there would be a true OEM accessory for it so Ma Vic could profit.

I am not trying to rain on anybodies parade, I just want to put some information out there to help my fellow riders out there stay riding. 99% of us bought our Vics to ride, not to work on them

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Before you install the new clutch cover and you marked the shaft along with the housing that the shaft passes through, then, pull the clutch lever in and mark the housing where to line up with the mark on the shaft it would tell you the amount of degrees the shaft rotated. So, if you install the new clutch cover and adjust it so the rotated the same amount then there would be no fear of ruining the plates. This fulcrum effect makes the clutch easier to pull with the same rotation of the shaft.

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