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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 14:56 pm 
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Hi
I'm an arthritis sufferer and the problem has increased this year to the point where I'm struggling with the heavy clutch on my 1250 bandit. It's a hydraulic clutch so I'm hoping someone may have experience of fitting a different master cylinder that may lighten the load. Any advice appreciated


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 19:19 pm 
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Location: fordingbridge Hampshire
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/42 ... tch-system

I know this is from the Usa but do a google search for Motorcycle easy clutch and you will get a few sites to look at.

Stix


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:46 am 
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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5742

EFM or Rekluse automatic clutches could be an option. No need for a clutch lever at all then.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 19:47 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. It's a hydraulic clutch not a cable operated type, so the cable linkage adapters won't help me.

I know generally people say a hydraulic clutch is lighter than a cable one but not in this case !!

I was hoping that the master cyclinder from another bike e.g a aprilia tuono etc. would give me a lighter clutch action.

It seems a shame to have to change bikes simply because the clutch is painful to operate.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 17:49 pm 
Hurricane

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Have you cleaned the pushrod in the engine? If that is stiff it will make the clutch hard work.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 17:52 pm 
Hurricane

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUZUKI-1200-B ... 3a93e5b5ce
There is a stainless one available if yours is corroded/seized.
Also check your slave cylinder, hose and master cylinder.
A braided hose can be a big improvement.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 17:58 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-GSF-12 ... 20c7e6a95d
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KTM-990-SUPER ... 1c4341270f
A radial master cylinder could help.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 20:20 pm 
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I think I need to call at a Suzuki dealer and see how mine compares to a new one


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 19:13 pm 
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I tried the clutches on other bandits in the dealers and they are just as heavy as mine. The clutch on the Suzuki B King is also hydraulic but its action is superlight. Would fitting a B King master cylinder solve my problem ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 19:30 pm 
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Possibly as long as the rest of the clutch components such as levers and linkages are the same or very similar.

Stix


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