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Old 29th October 2007
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Default Still lovin' it!

Just clicked over 2300 miles today since I reworked our motor. The only complaint so far is that I didn't figure out sooner that my clutch wasn't holding up. Bumped up the the spring a little and some new plates and WOW what a difference. Sure wish I could make another pass at the track, oh well something to look forward to for next spring. BTW I love the this whole combo! Me and the wife lovin it!
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I've clicked over 20k on my motor since the conversion and I'm still happy. My one complaint is that I use oil. But, as the temperatures drop I'll be pulling the thing apart to figure out why...and it'll be a good excuse to put some better cams in.

I also quickly figured out my clutch was slipping after the conversion. I went with the Barnett Scorpion clutch. It's expensive and has a very hard pull...but otherwise it's sweet! I love it. Hard to articulate the difference, but much better feel. If your in to the drags, I would say this is the clutch for you. I generally wouldn't recommend it to most riders, but I mention it because you mention your strip times.
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