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I've seen some great remarks and some not so great remarks about the EZ assist clutch from Victoryone.com. Their own ads say it will reduce the pulling effort by 30% or more but they fail to say whether this is an educated guess, figured by an engineer or just sales hipe. So I purchased one and decide to do a red neck test.
I used a travel bag weight scale I had from our last trip. I took measurements from three different points on the clutch handle. The tip, the middle and then the end closest to the pivot point.
The ave. readings I got on the OEM clutch was 14Lbs, 19.6, and 24.3lbs.
After installing the EZ Clutch I got average reading of Half those of the OEM. 7.4, 8.5,and 11Lbs. Which are identical to the hydralic clutch on my Kawasaki.
I readjusted the clutch and took it out for a ride and love it. But I'm embrassed to say I thought I had tightened the clutch cable adjustment locking nut but while riding it I noticed it wasn't the same feeling when I got home as it was when I left. Sure enough the locking nut had come loose.
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I've seen some great remarks and some not so great remarks about the EZ assist clutch from Victoryone.com. Their own ads say it will reduce the pulling effort by 30% or more but they fail to say whether this is an educated guess, figured by an engineer or just sales hipe. So I purchased one and decide to do a red neck test.
I used a travel bag weight scale I had from our last trip. I took measurements from three different points on the clutch handle. The tip, the middle and then the end closest to the pivot point.
The ave. readings I got on the OEM clutch was 14Lbs, 19.6, and 24.3lbs.
After installing the EZ Clutch I got average reading of Half those of the OEM. 7.4, 8.5,and 11Lbs. Which are identical to the hydralic clutch on my Kawasaki.
I readjusted the clutch and took it out for a ride and love it. But I'm embrassed to say I thought I had tightened the clutch cable adjustment locking nut but while riding it I noticed it wasn't the same feeling when I got home as it was when I left. Sure enough the locking nut had come loose.
Not sure how exact the luggage scale is, but based on your measurements I think it's safe to assume you've got your clutch pull force cut in half.

Unfortunately, you are also cutting down the life of your clutch, by an amount hard to measure. You have to now be twice as precise when adjusting the cable or risk having it too tight or too lose, which translates into slippage or dragging the clutch.

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Good on ya for getting some real numbers to compare. Science for the win!

I had planned to order one of these last week but other expenses got in the way (damn new house) so it's been bumped to this week once my next paycheck comes in.

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Those kits are quite popular with the ladies.
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Meh, call me a lady if you will. I got over trying to change myself to please others back in highschool. I bought this bike to relax and ride long distances with the Mrs. not to prove to anyone how hard/often I grip it

As for clutch wear. Also meh, I don't believe it's as big of an issue as it's been made out to be by some. Maybe I'll find out the hard way that I'm wrong. If so I'll replace the clutch pack and take it off. Otherwise, no harm no foul

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I would go ahead and order the clutch pack now and you will not have to wait When it goes out. Or here is how my wife relieved her limp grip. (real men don't need one)
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so, what are you real men trying to say? i have one and leave
the adjustment to my victory mechanic who started with vic
in '99 as the dealership opened[part owner]. he doesnt seem to think
anything has been hurt in 15000 miles of 2 up riding--although
not aggressive riding. this is the first bike ive not done the adj.
myself. ive had the hydraulic kit here for quite a while but havent
needed it yet.

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Yeah yeah, real men blah blah blah. There is necessity and there is luxury. Do I need an ez clutch, nope. But it makes the ride nicer and no one has provided anything short anecdotal "i put this on and my bike 'sploded" that it causes problems or lame attempts to emasculate those who want to make life easier rather than live up to someone else's definition of a "real man"

Go on and enjoy your "real man" clutch and I'll enjoy my pink tasseled lady's clutch and we'll both ride on happy with our choices.

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by now you must know i was too. no wadding here--
[i use the elastic kind]

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