Hydraulic or easy pull clutch?

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by zoo-mon, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. zoo-mon

    zoo-mon Member

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    I had a clutch cable break on me saturday. I was lucky enough to have an extra one. A friend had to go get it out of the garage. But I have been thinking about going with a hydraulic, or an easy pull system. They are pricey but no more broken cables in the middle of well you know where. I have been looking at them, not to much to them just another hyd. line to bleed. The easy pull just bolts on, is it really 40% or 50% easyer. Is it easyer on the cable. Replaceing a cable every 2000 miles or so can cost $ also.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The hydraulic units are over rated and have the usual drawbacks like fluid leaks sometimes and bleeding. They offer little in the way of reduced lever effort too.

    I use the easy pull units from burly. They make a very noticable difference and the mechanical advantage makes it a bit easier on the cables. There's also a newer type of cable available from the dealers that has lower resistance in the jacket.

    E Z Pull Clutch (big twins) - Harley Davidson Community

    Easy Clutch Installation by Joy - Harley Davidson Community
     
  3. zoo-mon

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    Thanks Glider, I saw the easy pull at bk rider, best price i have seen also. I'm running an open belt primary, with 9 springs on the clutch. Stock or not I think the easy pull will make a difference. Maybe make the cables last a lil longer too. Build it ride it "zoo-mon"
     
  4. zoo-mon

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    Thats right thankyou too Hobbit Im look n for an easy pull system now
     
  5. Jim B.

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    For those of us who are less mechanically educated, what is an open belt primary? Thanks.
     
  6. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    The standard primary set up is replaced with a set of dry clutches and a belt like on your final drive but much wider to replace the primary chain.
     
  7. Rewind

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    I can vote for the easy pull by Burly. I put one on my Heritage and like it!!
     
  8. Jim B.

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    Thanks, Redfish-Joe. Is there an advantage to an open primary as opposed to the standard primary? Just curious.
     
  9. whatyardwork

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    As Redfishjoe mentioned they are wider.If you like the twisties, wider= not so good lefthanders.Theyre also very noisy.On the + side you wont need to replace primary fluid.
     
  10. Jim B.

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    Thanks everyone for answering my question about open vs. closed primaries. The open primary in the picture looks awesome. And my apologies to the original poster for hijacking his thread.