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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-25-2016, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone. I am thinking of getting the hydraulic clutch kit but wanted to see if anyone had that kit that also had HMD Gorilla bars and was able to install the kit without any issues. I am sure I can get a longer line made locally if I need to but would like to know that information ahead of time.

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If you don't tell the hydraulic clutch what kind of bars your putting it on you should be fine. The clutch line is basicly a long brake line. Dealers of after market shops can order it for you.
The biggest trick I can tell you is bleed the master cylinder before you hook a line to it. Now this video is a car but the principle is the same.
What he's doing is getting all the air out of the master cylinder before he hooks up the lines. Don't be in a hurry when bleeding. Small squeezes all lever will be better then full squeezes



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If you are seeking an easier clutch pull, try an EZ-Pull device first. They work great! I also installed a Barnett cable assembly and that made the pull easier too, by a bit.

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I wonder how an EZPull would work with a hydraulic clutch, since the slave cylinder actuator is a solid rod, not a flexible cable. The EZPull is longer than the normal clutch arm so it would be at a different angle...



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Stock clutch pull is fine. The only reason I am doing this to to prevent a potential cable break while I am out on the road. I reached out to Witchdoctors about this and they said that the regular XC kit would not work with my bars and that I need to get the kit that is designed for pull back bars. Just looking at the site it appears the only difference is the hose length but I find it hard to believe that that extra length justifies the extra $136.31 they are asking.

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Stock clutch pull is fine. The only reason I am doing this to to prevent a potential cable break while I am out on the road. I reached out to Witchdoctors about this and they said that the regular XC kit would not work with my bars and that I need to get the kit that is designed for pull back bars. Just looking at the site it appears the only difference is the hose length but I find it hard to believe that that extra length justifies the extra $136.31 they are asking.
You could just buy a Sav-ur-ride cable for $40 and have no worries and a lot more money in your pocket..

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If the stock cable is not a problem for you just install Barnett ... No worries then ??

I did the same ... So did RICZ

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Just to be clear. I am not looking for an alternative to my original post. The purpose of going hydraulic is to not have a cable so all of you that are proposing that are not getting the point of the change.
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Stock clutch pull is fine. The only reason I am doing this to to prevent a potential cable break while I am out on the road.
Oh ? I thought it was to prevent potentiall cable break ??

Sorry must have read wrong ??

May I suggest to completely eliminate your clutch cable THE quick shifter as an option ?? Maybe that is more your style ? Pretty cool device ?

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We are not going to change Defuse's mind, but I'll add that I have been riding over 62 years and never had a cable break, but have had problems with hydraulic clutches, particularly with the fluid boiling in the slave cylinder when riding against a strong headwind. When I was shopping for my next (and present) bike, I was delighted that there was a cable operated clutch for the simplicity of it. So, come on headwinds, I'm ready for ya!
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