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post #1 of 13 Old 06-08-2008, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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has anyone put a hydraulic clutch onto a zx10r? and is it possible?
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No one here has but i'm not sure if its possible.

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ive been doing some more looking around and believe some zx7r had a hydraulic clutch, but i dont know if they are any lighter then a cable clutch anyway!!!
my old man has an fjr1300 might just steal it of his bike!!! not sure how im going to hook it up down at the crankcase!!!!
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Whoa there BD, somebody here has put a hydraulic clutch on a 10R, but its not a bike!

I have a hydraulic clutch system that I use in the car and it works very well. I didn't want a cable system and wanted a normal foot pedal. I used an el-cheapo steel slave cylinder (I think from a subaru) but you could use a wilwood push/pull cylinder pretty easily I think. You only need about 1/2" of movement at the end of the clutch lever on the motor.
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Whoa there BD, somebody here has put a hydraulic clutch on a 10R, but its not a bike!

I have a hydraulic clutch system that I use in the car and it works very well. I didn't want a cable system and wanted a normal foot pedal. I used an el-cheapo steel slave cylinder (I think from a subaru) but you could use a wilwood push/pull cylinder pretty easily I think. You only need about 1/2" of movement at the end of the clutch lever on the motor.
then no one has still yet to put one on a bike so i'm still correct.

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Just curious why you would want a hydraulic clutch on the -10R? They are heavier systems than a cable equivolent and the feedback is generally not as good as a cable setup. Most OEM's ditched the hydraulic setups in favor of cable-operated clutches for a reason.

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what i meant is lighter to pull in, i have a problem with my left wrist i cant pull the clutch after riding for an hour or so!! not a real problem was just curious myself!!! i see the zx14 have a hydraulic clutch setup was looking at how it works on the crankcase, looks to much trouble to even think about doing it!!! unless you can get a unit that has push pull system on the line!! but again never seen that before. my oid man rides a fjr1300 with hydraulic clutch and its so much llighter just like using the front brake!!! but anyway thought id still look into it a bit more!!!
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Just curious why you would want a hydraulic clutch on the -10R? They are heavier systems than a cable equivolent and the feedback is generally not as good as a cable setup. Most OEM's ditched the hydraulic setups in favor of cable-operated clutches for a reason.
I figured the reason was to save money.
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Hey ORR10 Leme know what you find out I too have very limited strength in my left wrist (see avatar) I have been thinking of doing that to mine too, seems a shame to jerry-rig such a perfect bike but its WAY beter than having to sell.

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then no one has still yet to put one on a bike so i'm still correct.

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He didn't specify bike, so I'm right

I think they did it to save weight, and it probably is cheaper too. No cable to bleed either.

My application is in a car, and even though hand clutch levers have been used in cars, mine was already set up with a pedal for the old zx10 which had a hydraulic system. It was relatively easy to adapt a slave cylinder to the new motor so it was a no brainer really. The clutch feel is just fine through the pedal.

I'm not sure what sort of structure is around the clutch lever so I can't say for sure how hard it would be to put a slave on the bike. I'm sure given enough time and money it could be done.
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