If it's for the 51, Thorsten makes a conversion. Just for the record, cable clutches are a lot easier to launch than hydraulic systems.nedro said:You'd have to create your own side cover as the mechanism for a cable clutch is a rod with a lever on each end. A hydrolic clutch is a piston mounted to the inside of the clutch cover.
I have had good luck with both, but the hydraulic systems all engage at a finite point. The cable systems could be feathered a lot easier and you can feel the engagement point better with a cabled system.Holeshot said:Interesting (re: launching) does the hydro system lose too much feedback for proper clutch modulation?
I've not dragraced a bike so my launches have all been street so I'm not at all versed in the differences from a performance standpoint.
What about weight? Are most of the new 1k bikes all using cables for weight or for other reasons (cost / performance)?
- H (just trying to getz a little more edumacation)
That's very true. Especially in 7-8 lap sprint races, it helps to get a good start. One of my R6 buddys would routinely start from the middle rows and be in the top few by turn one.Pete said:"Every road race starts with a drag race."
Who is Pete racing from a dead stop that matters so much?tigerblade said:That's very true. Especially in 7-8 lap sprint races, it helps to get a good start. One of my R6 buddys would routinely start from the middle rows and be in the top few by turn one.
Before this year, I'd never launched a bike from a dead stop before. Does take technique, and I need a lot of practice.