Machine runs like a dream without the spring on the ride I did today.Hoping Kawi will come out with a total clutch replacement kit as it's rumored.
I do general trail riding and logging roads. Most of my riding is between 15-40 mph, the noise is drastically reduced. It took me maybe 30 mins and 2 beers to take the spring out....unbolt the clutch over, unbolt the primary cage and remove the 8 Allen bolts. Springs right behind the cover. Very easy mod.You've talked me into it......sounds like a simple job, thanks for the detailed explanation...........will be easy with my factory service manual too.
Antg421, what type of terrain and speeds do you ride? fire/logging roads or aggressive rocks and woops?
I to, am tired of 5000 rpm doing 15 mph. I'm sure it keeps the noise down as well is the main benefit?
what, maybe an hour or two total?
I do mostly fast logging roads and some crawling, so I do use low gear for puttering around. I'm sending my ECU for a Vforce John flash, and I know he's been working with clutch weights too.
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I really don’t fee any power loss but then again it would be pretty hard to feel an 8 hp loss.Even if there was any power loss the effects are worth it imo.Guessing Kawasaki wouldn't like it much.
VForce John got back to me and said to expect a 7/8 hp drop at the wheel by removing the spring. He also does UCU re-flash for $250. If any of you guys that have removed the spring and have the opportunity to race or climb against someone that is stock I'd like to hear the results. I have a friend with two (he and his wife) and might take mine out and race them.