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But aren't they "lock up" clutches ? No real slip control ?
the ones i've seen you can tune the lock up by changing the weight of the fingers.

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Well, technology should start catching up with us. I'm hoping someone will adapt the Tesla's self driving function to an Ironhead so I can get back on the road.

I promise not to fall asleep behind the bars. (Handle bars that is - Skinny's is another story all together)
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How about a BMW

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Thanks again for the informative replies. I saw the referances to the Rekluse centrifigul
clutch and will query them as to price and availability for an ironhead. Some of the prices on their site are more than I paid for the bike but we will see. If it works out I will post the results

I got a nice response from Rekluse and they don't have anything for an
ironhead. Looking at the installed clutchs springs they appear to be sometning
a previous owner installed - too long and too strong. Maybe my problem all along was bad parts. Winter teardown and new parts might fix it. I know the free length is supposed to be 2.343 but I don't know what pressure is supposed to be - any informed guesses?
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