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Rob Farmer 01-11-2010 02:28 PM

Old airhead clutch part. Whats it for?
 
I know next to zip about any airhead older than a /5. I recently bought a job lot of airhead parts on Ebay. Wrapped in a bag was this device for reducing the clutch lever pressure.

Any idea what model airhead it's for?

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/f...lutchparts.jpg

bpeckm 01-11-2010 02:57 PM

Probably a home-made jobbie for the /5, 6, 7 series.... not terribly elegant, is it...!

:scratch

Rob Farmer 01-11-2010 03:01 PM

I've offered up against my /7 but cannot get it to line up with any of the existing mounts. Looks like it's going in the bin.

puncar thogoole 01-11-2010 03:12 PM

Extra leverage (but less travel) for the clutch operating arm, like this-

http://www.benchmarkworks.com/articl...to/clutch.html

Looks as though yours is simply a longer (intermediate) lever.

Rob Farmer 01-11-2010 03:17 PM

I wouldn't call the airhead clutches heavy. Looks like a solution looking for a problem.

blaine.hale 01-11-2010 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by puncar thogoole
Extra leverage (but less travel) for the clutch operating arm, like this-

http://www.benchmarkworks.com/articl...to/clutch.html

Looks as though yours is simply a longer (intermediate) lever.

I have one of those on my R90 and LOVE IT.
It really does cut clutch pull in half which is SOOOO nice sitting in Atlanta traffic.

Mista Vern 01-11-2010 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rob Farmer
I wouldn't call the airhead clutches heavy. Looks like a solution looking for a problem.

They are supposed to be handy for finessing grabby clutches too, as they provide very exact control of clutch lever.

bgoodsoil 01-11-2010 05:33 PM

It's an EZ Clutch. Vech used to make 'em. Lemme find the site...

edit: just saw the link above to Benchmarkworks. I need to read more :baldy

here's a link to another homemade solution for the same thing

http://www.frankhams.freeserve.co.uk...lutch_page.htm

Yarddog 01-11-2010 05:44 PM

Jeez...my /7 clutch is like a feather compared to my Harley clutch, which is absolutely not a problem for me to operate...how much easier does it really need to be? LOL

Jasper ST4 01-12-2010 06:24 AM

I agree, if an airhead clutch is too much you need to work on your hand strength. And yes, I've used mine for commuting, first 5 years I had it I had no other form of transportation.

bpeckm 01-12-2010 09:03 AM

I have had a /2, now have a /6 and a "later clutch".... while I have no problem with the old-style (/2 and /6), the clutch actuation is noticeably easier with the "later clutch" using the clutch carrier assembly.


I think that the EasyClutch was developed 'way back when, originally for those with "softer hands".....:confused (before pc-ness, when we could lay the issue on women who wanted an easier clutch!!)....brings to mind a friend back in the early '70's who had a souped-up norton with a clutch that needed the assistance of my other hand to fully disengage.... ever tried to do that??!.....hmmm.....rode it only once, got it back and handed it off to stronger hands than mine....:knary


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