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Postby BJH » 12:17 am Dec 28 2004

I seem to remember a suggestion that we run KX 500 clutch springs when the bike is modded past stock power. Is this the case or is my memory failing me?
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Postby canyncarvr » 07:07 pm Dec 29 2004

I don't recall, myself.

I never had problems with the oem springs. I'm not a huge clutch-fanner, true..but the oems always hooked up fine.

I'm running some aftermarket spring now...with Vesrah plates (xr style from frp). Those plates have a LOT more friction area than oem. I'd expect them to hook up better than the oem friction plates even with the oem springs.

I'm not a big fan of the Vesrah plates, though. Bunch of squawking going on down there on a regular basis. But then, I'm leaning on the clutch more than I used to, too!

I gotta beat up that basket so I kin get a new Hinson!!

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Postby BJH » 11:36 pm Dec 29 2004

I've been looking an Hinsons too. I guess/hope it will be awhile before my stock basket gives up. I've been looking at those new Wiseco baskets too but I'm a bit worried the inserts might come out of it. That would be an ugly day.
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Postby canyncarvr » 12:13 pm Dec 30 2004

I'm sure I'm the last person to ever find stuff like this out....but...

Buy a Hinson basket and you won't get what you need to put it in your bike. You get a basket alright, but there is still the issue of the gear that makes it go.

I've heard some questions regarding mounting methods, isolaters to use and such. When I get a new basket (it's only a matter of time) I'll just call Ron (RB-Designs) and have him put together something that will bolt in/on.

At least it's my understanding he does baskets. Configures them to a 'ready to go' mode.
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Postby Jason » 12:46 pm Dec 30 2004

Uhhh, are you saying the Hinson basket is not bolt on and go? If so, that sounds pretty dumb to me.
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Postby canyncarvr » 02:11 pm Dec 30 2004

Lot'sa things are dumb.

It is not 'bolt on and go'.

They are $230 from Hinson. RMtn doesn't list a kdx version, but kx is about $200.

Look at the pictures on RMtn's site...note what's missing on the back of the thing that is NOT missing on the complete piece as illustrated in buykawi.com

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Postby Jason » 02:20 pm Dec 30 2004

I am glad you brought that to my (our) attention. Not that I even own a H model 200 or a 220, but I always like to learn about any KDX.

I think I know what you are talking about on the gear part. I think an '87 has the gear already on the bck of it.

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Postby BJH » 09:28 am Dec 31 2004

You would think that paying that kind of money would get you a part that bolts on and is ready to go. Gee and I thought Harley hop up stuff was a pain.
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