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Old 04-15-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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2008 KTM 450 - clutch hard -> remove 2 springs?

Hi all,

is that really an option? I read it somewhere but no real confirmation that it works. So basically remove 2 out of the six (opposites)



would be great to hear if somebody done it.

thanks, Alex
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:55 PM   #2
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Don't do it. All it will do is make your clutch slip under load.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:02 AM   #3
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thats what one needs to try...

found this as well

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/755...utch-pull-fix/
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:32 AM   #4
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Better idea is to back bleed from the slave with a light weight fork oil, especially if its never been done.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:10 AM   #5
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This is what I did with my 525. I replaced 3 springs with lighter springs I had left over from my WR250. Evenly spaced, of course.
It lightened the pull just enough, and still doesn't slip after 5 years.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:25 AM   #6
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Pick up a Clever Lever from Midwest Mountain Engineering. It's a great product; I use them on both of my bikes.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:34 AM   #7
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just bled the system. no change. thought so.
I am in southafrica and dont really have access to that clever lever :-(
will probably try to remove 2 springs. if that doenst work (slip) then I will try to "space". if not successful then different springs. will talk to my ktm dealer too. thanks so far
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:09 AM   #8
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Thanks for the link on the Cleverlevers. I just called them, he told me he only takes orders on-line, I placed an order and he e-mailed me shipping info within 10 minutes! I look forward to trying these.

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Old 04-16-2013, 10:33 AM   #9
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No worries Brent. I really like mine, not just because of the reduced force required, but because the lever and action feel good.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:15 PM   #10
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The 2012-13 models are so light, it feels like a mini-bike clutch.

You may get better responses over at another thread, this is the big orange twins area.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:52 AM   #11
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Rekluse Auto clutch....
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:14 PM   #12
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Rekluse is great, but I've heard it's cheating. (Heard that ever since I got mine, love it)
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Just put my Cleverlever on the bike tonihgt and is does significantly reduce clutch pull force required.

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:46 AM   #14
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Just got 3 wr250 springs. Will put them in tomorrow.. Lets see what it does...
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:41 AM   #15
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just some feedback guys. it took a while but the 3 WR250 springs are in and it works great. no slip and a lot easier to pull (also put new ATF in)
thanks for the advice! Always great!!

thanks, Alex
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