2015 250sx DDS clutch into 2018 350sxf

Related:
Create New Tag

1/18/2019 12:53 AM

I've got a 2018 350sxf that I've had for just under a year now and one of the only things that I don't like about the bike is the clutch pull. It's annoyingly heavy compared to my other bike, a 2015 250sx so I want to see if the DDS Clutch from the 250sx would fit in the 350sxf and work correctly. Long story short it does. You have to use the whole clutch pack (don't mix the fibres and plates) and the push rod from the 250sx. As soon as I got it together I took it for a quick ride and It's amazingly light in comparison to the stock 350sxf clutch, doesn't drag as much and didn't slip at all. I'll keep you all updated over my next few ride to see how it goes in the sand but if anything it engages with similar force to the stock clutch (tested on bitumen road). Photo
Photo

|

1/18/2019 9:43 AM

Nice work! I had a 2013 350 (conventional six-spring clutch) for a couple of years and as it was my only bike, I just got used to it (that annoying heavy clutch pull). Others fit the midwest mountain engineering lever. This is the first total clutch swap I've seen. Please keep us posted.

|

KTM250SX YZ125 YZ85 PW80 ZX6 FZX700

1/19/2019 1:33 AM

Nice info, I had ordered a special order Hinson clutch setup to use in my 16 250f, it is the exact same design as the 450 setup. It had the Bellvue washer spring and rubber dampeners, I wonder if that setup would work in the 250f? I think 250f and 350f are the same??

|

1/19/2019 4:54 AM

ktm-5 wrote:

Nice info, I had ordered a special order Hinson clutch setup to use in my 16 250f, it is the exact same design as the 450 setup. It had the Bellvue washer spring and rubber dampeners, I wonder if that setup would work in the 250f? I think 250f and 350f are the same??

I believe the 250 and 350 16-18 run the same clutch (possibly lighter springs in the 250 but don't quote me) so I'd assume this would also work in the 250sxf

|

1/19/2019 9:37 AM

It's good info to have thanks for sharing

|

1/19/2019 10:43 PM

First big ride today since doing the swap and the clutch performed perfectly. The track I rode was a sand pit (mx practice track) with some clay sections on the edges. The clutch had great feel for being so light, didn't slip at all, dragged less and the bike also didn't flame out as easily (once only coming in to a tight rut too hot ?). If you have access the a stock DDS clutch I'd give this a go before spending $$$ on a rekluse or hindson setup. Photo
Photo

|

1/19/2019 10:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/19/2019 10:56 PM

Does the inner clutch hub have rubber dampeners?

Nevermind I just looked it up and yes it does. It is a very nice setup over stock and if u ever have issue with spin put a 450 bellvue washer on it, that's what we ran on our 250sx 2014

|

1/20/2019 8:35 AM

What exactly did you change out? Everything?

|

2015 YZ250F

1/20/2019 10:27 AM

Hotwhls wrote:

What exactly did you change out? Everything?

Everything except the basket

|