Hydraulic clutch, worth it?

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12/10/2017 2:54 PM

People who have ridden both regular clutch and hydraulic clutch, is it worth it? Im on a 2016 yz250. I need to get a different perch/lever anyways. Trying to decide over arc, wc, or go hydro

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12/10/2017 4:59 PM

To me its a preference thing. I rode a friends ktm and hated the clutch. I like the feel of the normal ones. Thats what ive always had.

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2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 Suzuki GSXR 600

12/10/2017 6:24 PM

I'll bet I'm a little older than you acidreamer and have ridden lots of bikes, dirt and street. I have a couple vintage bikes in my garage for a real old/new comparirison. To me my Husky clutch feels like letting off a brake if that makes sense. I feel like I can really modulate clutch engagement. It feels more precise. I haven't felt it go out of adjustment either. I mean, there is a reason for on the fly clutch adjusters right? I had a hydro on my 99 YZ400F too. It was a good clutch set too.

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The older I get, the faster I was.

12/10/2017 6:58 PM

I've had both , on the yamaha I would say stay cable . You will never get an after market hydrolic clutch to feel as good a ktm . If I had a Honda I would do it for sure as their clutch pull sucks

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12/10/2017 9:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/10/2017 9:44 PM

I have converted my last 4 Suzukis to hydro clutch and they worked better for me

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12/11/2017 7:00 AM

Bruce372 wrote:

I have converted my last 4 Suzukis to hydro clutch and they worked better for me

By chance one of those Suzukis a RM250? Been debating getting the magura kit for mine since i love my ktm clutch and going back and forth you can really feel a difference.

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12/11/2017 7:17 AM

Bruce372 wrote:

I have converted my last 4 Suzukis to hydro clutch and they worked better for me

dirtmike86 wrote:

By chance one of those Suzukis a RM250? Been debating getting the magura kit for mine since i love my ktm clutch and going back and forth you can really feel a difference.

Yes, rm250 2005 model

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12/11/2017 7:28 AM

Bruce372 wrote:

I have converted my last 4 Suzukis to hydro clutch and they worked better for me

dirtmike86 wrote:

By chance one of those Suzukis a RM250? Been debating getting the magura kit for mine since i love my ktm clutch and going back and forth you can really feel a difference.

Bruce372 wrote:

Yes, rm250 2005 model

Is it worth it?

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12/11/2017 9:19 AM

It's hard to beat a brand new OE cable doused with TriFlow and a WC assembly!


https://www.triflowlubricants.com/product/superior-lubricant-drip-bottle

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12/11/2017 9:22 AM

My last few bikes are hydro clutch and I love the way they are "no fuss" but I think overall I like the actuation of a cable a tad better. Really just personal preference.

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12/11/2017 9:39 AM

If you’re looking for the hydraulic clutch feel that a ktm or husky has you won’t find it anywhere besides on those bikes. It’s not worth it

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12/11/2017 7:05 PM

I had this same dilemma on my 2013 YZ250. I don't mind the action of the factory cable clutch but I have a serious problem with how fast the clutch faded. In 3 laps i would be stalling everywhere. If the clutch started to fade and I got a little arm pump and needed to roll a few turns...the clutch was back to normal. I really can't believe how bad the factory clutch is on my YZ250. Hands down the bikes weakest link. I purchased my hydraulic clutch to alleviate the common clutch fade. I have not ridden it yet so I can't comment on how well it works but the action is buttery smooth on the bike.

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12/11/2017 9:02 PM

dirtmike86 wrote:

By chance one of those Suzukis a RM250? Been debating getting the magura kit for mine since i love my ktm clutch and going back and forth you can really feel a difference.

Bruce372 wrote:

Yes, rm250 2005 model

dirtmike86 wrote:

Is it worth it?

YEP, liked it a lot

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12/12/2017 6:25 AM

I had one on my 06 crf450. It was great everywhere from what I remember. I ended up getting rid of it because I could not get a start with it. The floating/creeping of a cable as it is about to engage, is not the same with hydraulic clutch. I have always found in my racing days ,that working your way to the back of the pack, is easier then working through the pack.

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8/13/2018 7:45 PM

I really want to buy one for my 2012 crf450r if anyone is selling smile

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8/14/2018 7:55 AM

Burned 4 sets of plates with a new magura.. looks like magura got the wrong slave on it. Never and never again a magura.

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8/14/2018 5:26 PM

Fitted the Magura kits to my 1989 CR250, 2012 CRF450R and CRF250R. Once you’ve got used to the lightness, and zero maintenance, you’ll never go back!

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8/14/2018 5:58 PM

I personally don’t like the actuation, I need that creep you only get with a cable to get off the gate properly. But that said I’m sure if you ride with a hydro long enough you get used to it

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