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Old 10-13-2011, 08:11 AM   #1
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So when I did my swap I kept the cable clutch setup. But after looking around in the garage I have about 90% of what is required to swap over to a hydraulic clutch setup.

So I am wondering if the hydraulic setup has any real advantages over the cable. Should I bother with the swap?
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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Hydraulic - no cable to break
Cable - no fluid to spill or change
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Hydraulic is a little easier to hold in traffic; cable gives a better feel and easier adjustments.
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What about if I add a better clutch spring or upgrade to a gsxr1100 clutch basket with heavier springs. Would the hydraulic be easier to pull in then cable?
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Hydraulic is a little easier to hold in traffic;
depends on the particulars of the clutch. The hydraulic on my '02 RSVR is the most heavy of a clutch I've ever had on any bike.
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What about if I add a better clutch spring or upgrade to a gsxr1100 clutch basket with heavier springs. Would the hydraulic be easier to pull in then cable?
The initial pull will not be much difference.. it's the holding in part that gets hard.

It is almost impossible to slip a hydraulic clutch, which is why most drag racers change to cable.
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My hyd. clutch is still a with 3 heavy springs and 3 stock. You may need to look into a slave support if you go heavy on the springs.
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My hyd. clutch is still a with 3 heavy springs and 3 stock. You may need to look into a slave support if you go heavy on the springs.
Thats interesting.. I run 3 stiff on the 12's without issue and they are cable.
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