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I just read that you can change your hydraulic clutch to cable by using the side case from a katana is that true. And does anyone suggest the change.
 

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What kind of trouble will it be. Think about it less weight on the bars and a cleaner look. If it can be done
 

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I think most people have prefered the cable clutch. I can't say from my own experience since all I have ever used is cable, I would imagine it would be easier to work with. Just my 2 cents.
 

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I have one that I tried on my 92 GSX-R1100. I was too use to the hydraulic and since I was consistant drag racing with the hydraulic I went back to it. It is now available for sale if you are interested. It includes everything that you need to do the change (Handle, perch, cable, and sprocket cover) Easy install (about an hour)

First $100 + shipping takes it.

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the first mod I did to my 1986 GSXR was to swap the early Katana 600 cable clutch assembly onto the old 1100.
use an early Katana 600(up to 1992). they have the left side clutch cover that works just fine with the stock pushrod assembly.
the only real advantage is the lack of leakyness(I have had 2 86 1100s, and both of them leaked), and the fact that is says I have a 6 speed now.
 

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I talked to a person who had the switch and he said the clutch was real hard pull. Is that true. As far as 100.00 I looked up all the parts new and it come out to the same. Can u give me a better price.
 

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Originally posted by Dontilgon:
I talked to a person who had the switch and he said the clutch was real hard pull. Is that true. As far as 100.00 I looked up all the parts new and it come out to the same. Can u give me a better price.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">the first cable I used was used and tight, so the clutch pull was killer, but I replaced that with a brand new cable, and it has less effort than the hydraylic system(about the same a a 1996+ GSXR750).
 

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I am currently running the cable on my 86(swapped from a Katana. I really like hydrualic clutches for street or strip(My clutch pull is a bitch) But on a race track cable would be best. But I hate adjusting the clutch Hydraulic makes you lazy. Its kinda like blondes or brunettes either way you get that nut.
 

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Personally, I prefer the "feel" of the cable clutch, though it definitely is a heavier draw than the hydraulic clutch. I have made the switch, and it's no big deal. But, this is on my bastardized frankenbike (sort of a bandit 1200, Katana 1100-ish motor) so I'm not sure it will be the same on your bike.

Also, if you're just interested in experimenting, I've got a Kat side cover I'd sell you for cheap (how's $15 plus shipping?) I think I have a cable on it already too.
 

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the cable setup is ok if you are trying to run alot of static spring pressure...lots of static pressure cause the cable to stretch and the cover to "flex"...once the cable stretches, you will chase cluth adjustment forever...the hydro clutch is alot smoother and better for those applications that reguire lots of static spring pressure...

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Dontilgon-

Actually the price (new) comes out to $138.00

I paid $120 for it used last year.

I use an extra clutch spring in my bike but yes it was a heavy pull. I'm not sure with 2 springs how it will be.

OK...$85 including shipping to NY (COD tag extra)


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I have both...Cable on the 88 7-11 and stock hyd on the 90 1100. Both work well and cable has a better feel but hyd is easy on the forearm and smooth. Converted the 88 using Kat parts (90 600) and it went in easy took about 30 min.
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