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Old 01-11-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-11-2010, 01:57 PM   #2
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Probably a home-made jobbie for the /5, 6, 7 series.... not terribly elegant, is it...!

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Old 01-11-2010, 02:01 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:12 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 01-11-2010, 02:17 PM   #5
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I wouldn't call the airhead clutches heavy. Looks like a solution looking for a problem.
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:23 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:33 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:33 PM   #8
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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

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

http://www.frankhams.freeserve.co.uk...lutch_page.htm
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:44 PM   #9
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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
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:24 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:03 AM   #11
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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"..... (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....
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