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Old 04-30-2021, 09:29 AM   #3391
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So I got to ride with the Clake up at Stonybarf for a good amount of time on the typical stony trails and found out more about the action. If you use it once it feels like a regular clutch with long and light pull. If you use it a number of times in quick succession it doesn't go back to the same starting point, only about half way out. Still works like a regular clutch at half throw so no slipping or added effort, if you wait about 5-10 seconds it extends back to full out position.

I think it has a spring that gets stretched with hydraulic force when you use the lever; that stored spring force is stored and added to your next pull reducing how much effort you put in. If there isn't enough time for that spring force to build it works more like a normal clutch.

It didn't effect my riding at all but I did find myself wondering when the lever would reset at times (you can push it back out with your finger to speed things up). Found a 9.0 master used on CL, will try to switch that out and see what the pull is and how it compares to the Clake, when I do I'll post up the results. I put a 9.5 on my 550 (down from a 10) and it was noticeable so I'm hoping for a similar shift on this, don't really like that big reservoir sitting up on the bar.
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Old 04-30-2021, 01:41 PM   #3392
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Got the 9.0 master and popped it in (only takes 10 minutes including bleeding). Have to ride to find out but the engagement range seems longer and pull a little lighter. Not worlds different like the Clake when adjusted down to 2 lbs but respectable 1 finger use. When pulled like before I got about 6 1/2" pounds; was riding the Clake at about 4 and had it down to 2 or so.
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Old 04-30-2021, 05:26 PM   #3393
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much appreciate the clake info!
(I don't think I'll be going that route, personally)
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Old 04-30-2021, 05:38 PM   #3394
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I'm not sure if this set-up will work any better than what I was running, but I figure it's worth a try

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Old 09-05-2021, 09:01 PM   #3395
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Bump.

Had my DR350 torn down now for nearly two years. (Been busy - moved cross county, bought a house, new job, blah blah blah...) Purchased damned near everything I needed to rebuild it. Moved to NM and was in an apartment for a while. Had some folks break into my garage and steal some shit. Bought a house this past spring... Went to inventory DR350 parts tonight and realized... hey.. that's odd - where's the box of new OEM parts, piston, cylinder, carb etc etc.

Turns out those fuckers took it all, too. Not only did they steal power tools, family heirloom tools, and a few other things.. but they took my box of fucking DR parts.

Fucking assholes.

Priced it all out and it basically doesn't make sense to rebuild at this point - might as well buy a damned different bike and start all over. Financially not a problem, but fucking A man... come on.



Maybe it's time I join the 2T party and start riding something lighter?
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Old 09-07-2021, 01:04 PM   #3396
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Maybe it's time I join the 2T party and start riding something lighter?
Won't be hard to ride something lighter than a DR350; doesn't even have to be a two stroke.
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Old 09-07-2021, 02:55 PM   #3397
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Sorry to hear about the parts' loss, thieves suck.

Good part is you can get a different bike.

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Might be, the new bike will be so much lighter you'll fall into all your turns at first!
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