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Default EZY Pull for '77 XLCR

Due to problems I have with spinal surgery I'm having a harder and harder time with ride over 100 miles on my XLCR. just can't reliably manage the clutch pull that long any more. I have an EZY Pull on my XR1000 - was there ever one for earlier machines like the XLCR?
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Replace the cable with a lined cable of the correct length to be installed with no sharp un-natural bends.
Hand lever position and a straight exit from the lever by the cable are critical.
Bikes with narrow bars often benefit by routing the clutch cable around the right side of the neck.

These clutches do not have a heavy pull. Most all heavy pull issues are cable related.
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You could always go with a Hydro-Clutch. It would require piecing together a clutch m/c and line, too.
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John Weis makes (not sure he still does bought I bought one about a year ago) am "easy pull" long levered clutch actuator that replaces the stock sprocket cover on XL's and XR's.
I use them on my race engines because I have problems with the stronger springs and the clutch worm arms on the stock setup bend anyway.

You might need to give him a call. Worth a try.

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Default EZY Pull for XLCR

Ferrous Head, thanks, I'll call him. Just went out for a 100+ mile jaunt on the XLCR on an 82 degree day...man, those iron heads! And that's with an Earl's 8 row cooler!
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The Weiss clutch release is for an early dry clutch (right side).

A 77 has a wet clutch and the release is on the left side.
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Ah ! I missed the "C" in the XLCR. (An eyesight problem but I'm not very bright either !)

Unless your willing to convert to the early style dry clutch and main-shaft your outta lick. Hydro clutch might be the answer.
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Sorry for hijacking the thread but it might be important.
Hydro clutch that is on my friend's 1976 Ironhead is pretty heavy...
He uses V-rod clutch M/C that is correct size by the Hydro clutch instructions.
Does anyone else have the same problem?
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Hydro clutch does not necessarily reduce effort and in some cases may make it worse.
But it's always better than an bad cable.

The Ball ramp mechs work on a curve for effort they are not linear
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