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My bike currently has what looks to be a Kibblewhite single clutch spring. I'm not crazy about the amount of effort it takes to pull in my clutch lever. I understand the original setup was a bit more user friendly. Looking on e-bay, I'm not sure which ones to get. Some say heavy-duty, others not - but they appear to be the same. Anyone have a link to something they are happy with?
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I just run used stock springs in my stock engines. Work fine.
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I just run used stock springs in my stock engines. Work fine.
I was wondering about that. There are some used sets on e-bay.
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I will not use that heavy single spring setup.
2 reasons, too stiff, single spring.

Stock spring is two springs that are counter wound, so the twist when compressed is minimized.
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JP Cycles has V-Twin clutch springs for a reasonable price. I haven't had any problems with them, and the clutch pull isn't bad if the rest of the clutch system (cable, lever, ramps) is in good order.
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