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how streetable are lockup clutches

has anyone used one on a street bike ?any disadvantages?
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Re: how streetable are lockup clutches

i use mine on the street. you just cant pull the clutch in at high rpm. other than that feels just like the stock clutch
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Re: how streetable are lockup clutches

thanks stephen , that will work with my ignition kill shift setup i'm also planning-ken
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Re: how streetable are lockup clutches

i have been running mine on the street also with no problems. the only con i found is you want to do a roll on make sure you a alot of rpm and you are not in a higher gear or it may just run right through the clutch depending how much static you have. if i stab mine im in 1st or 2nd.
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i have been running mine on the street also with no problems. the only con i found is you want to do a roll on make sure you a alot of rpm and you are not in a higher gear or it may just run right through the clutch depending how much static you have. if i stab mine im in 1st or 2nd.
so that's iff you adjust to get not too hard a hit off the line , is there any
clutch release at all or is it like a moped clutch? i've only seen pictures on ape's site -thanks for your information . i'm looking at nearly 200 hp and wondering how else the clutch will cope unless i go lockup -ken
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Re: how streetable are lockup clutches

THERE doesn't seem to be anywhere on the clutch outer with finger weights of a lockup clutch for the clutch pushrod to dissengage against? so WTF?
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Re: how streetable are lockup clutches

The lock up arms push on the pressure plate. If you pull in the clutch, the pressure plate is pushed off of the clutch steels and fibers. But as mentioned above, if you are in the higher RPMs then it will be harder to disengage the clutch.
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THANKS ZR28 ,http://gsxrzone.com/clutches.html
THE ONE FOR MY 1100 HERE MUST BE STAGE2 LOCKUP THE SIZE OF THE CENTRE HOLE MUST BE 2". -KEN
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Re: how streetable are lockup clutches

Not too sure about the MRE lockup. I've never seen one installed but I'm sure it releases similar to the MTC.
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Re: how streetable are lockup clutches

Go with MTC in my opinion, 2 stage is a simple lockup at high speed, multistage you can adjust and set multiple stages for more control. Unless you have the new Gen II multistage the lockup is controlled by speed, mine is setup so that above 45-50 MPH the first stage engages when engaged do not use the clutch lever you will bend and wreck parts. any were below your lowest set stage engagement its just like a stock clutch unless you have weak springs in in which case it will be very soft and slip.
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Re: how streetable are lockup clutches

set up right you will love it. i had mine set soft so i can just throw the clutch here's a video of my bike throwing it at 10k

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Re: how streetable are lockup clutches

thaks for your advice fellas,and the video stephen much appreciated , i'll be doing some engine mods and swingarm ext soon , i'll be going all out when i get the chance to change to watercooled rods later but i'll post when i get the sucker down the track -ken
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Re: how streetable are lockup clutches

I was wondering what was the 60 foot time on that pass. I just got a lock up for my K4 and in the process of getting it set up.

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Re: how streetable are lockup clutches

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set up right you will love it. i had mine set soft so i can just throw the clutch here's a video of my bike throwing it at 10k

Hey dude i have a mtc stage2 and i cant get it to work right.Im riding a 04 gsxr 1000,when i make a pass it spins comming out the hole and clutch slips in second and third.What do u think is going wrong,also are u using factory clutch fibers and springs?
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Re: how streetable are lockup clutches

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Hey dude i have a mtc stage2 and i cant get it to work right.Im riding a 04 gsxr 1000,when i make a pass it spins comming out the hole and clutch slips in second and third.What do u think is going wrong,also are u using factory clutch fibers and springs?
it could be a few things. your stack height is probably too low. if the gap between the lockup arms and the pressure plate is too much the lockup won't apply the correct to amount of pressure when the arms are fully extended.
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