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Just contemplating expenses when the bike falls on the clutch side of handle bars.

If I keep this up. My ironheads better be worth more than 1500 bucks.
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Hmm. Can't help protecting the master cylinder much.

Maybe I can build a cage around the slave unit?

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Ok. Simple way out for me. Grab my beer fund money later on. Buy a kit for the sidecar project 1000 1983 xls. No worries on laying it down. But on a fixed income. I gotta wait a couple of months.

The 1980 will have to wait till the fall. It's a nice kit and I don't see no show stopper problems and the price is right for me.

Thanks for showing this.

Edit; Just a suggestion. You can take it with a grain of salt from a desert scooter tramp. How hard is it to redesign the inlet hose from coming in from the back of the slave unit to the side of the slave unit? To keep things from braking off during ooopsies.
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Ryder Rick, thank you for your opinion, but I'm going to have to disagree with your comment. As you may have had good experiences with the factory release mechanism, there is an inherent design flaw in this assembly, which has been reiterated by many satisfied customers of the hydroclutch. The hardened steel balls, over time and much use, will wear grooves in the stamped ramp mechanism resulting in clutch chatter upon engagement, difficulty finding neutral, and poor shifts. These, among other reasons, is why we designed the hydroclutch. Even if there wasn't an issue with the factory design, switching to a hydraulic system has it's own benefits over a mechanical cable. There is much more to this system than using just a good cable and proper installation.

NO groves in my 1977 XLCH after 200,000 miles....all ridden by me save for set up when bought NEW....and most of those miles were NOT on the interstate.

My problem is with the threaded adjusting sleeve that wears the threads in the cover....
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Hmm. Can't help protecting the master cylinder much.

Maybe I can build a cage around the slave unit?

Well. Not the best idea to put the line at this place.
IH clutch systems is more needed for 1957 models.
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It is a good unit,I thought out the same idea years ago,did you get in my head man?!,however,kudos to you,you DID it,but,to replace my cable is about $30 ,and I have to really have a good reason to spend $200 ,I need to justify every dollar ,I am cheap but what's more I don't have money,it eludes me,also it's not stock and I want to ride a 77 sportster.If I build. Another a custom job say I would try it,if I could afford it.
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